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Longhorns complete sweep of Jayhawks

May 10, 2004

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— Junior third baseman Travis Metcalf set the Kansas University single-season home-run record with his 17th blast, but it wasn't enough as second-ranked Texas completed a weekend sweep of the Jayhawks with a 7-1 victory Sunday at Disch-Falk Field.

Metcalf sent Huston Street's 1-1 offering over the center-field wall, pulling KU (26-29-1 overall, 2-18 Big 12 Conference) within a run while breaking Russ Blaylock's home-run record of 17.

The home run also broke the Jayhawks' single-season team mark of 63 home runs set in 1993. Metcalf, of Wamego, became the 28th player to hit a homer over the 400-foot mark at Disch-Falk Field in its 30-year history.

After Metcalf's home run cut the Kansas deficit to 2-1, Texas scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh and added a pair in the eighth.

The Jayhawks will play host Tuesday to No. 16 Oral Roberts at 6 p.m. at Hoglund Ballpark.

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