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Longhorns sweep KU

Quick has shortest outing

May 8, 2006

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— The Texas Longhorns became the first team to sweep the Kansas University baseball squad this season, blasting the Jayhawks, 11-1, in eight innings.

KU jumped to an early lead, driving in its lone run off three hits in the top of the first inning. Brock Simpson led off the game with a double, followed by a single by Ritchie Price. Matt Baty drove Simpson home with a sacrifice fly to center field.

Texas scored two runs in its half of the first frame. The Longhorns used two walks, a double and a safety squeeze to take a 2-1 lead. UT added another run in the second when Kyle Russell walked, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt, stole third and scored on a wild pitch.

KU held Texas scoreless in the third, but the Longhorns exploded for seven runs in the fourth. The Longhorns sent 11 men to the plate and recorded a single, a triple and four doubles. Only two of the seven runs were earned, and all the runs came after two outs.

Texas ended the game with an unearned run in the eighth, putting the Big 12 Conference's Sunday 10-run rule into effect.

Kodiak Quick (8-4) suffered the loss for KU. He gave up 10 runs, five earned, on six hits in 32â3 innings.

The outing was Quick's shortest of the season.

Senior Don Czyz pitched the final 11â3 innings, striking out two.

Kansas will travel Wednesday to Springfield, Mo., for a game against Missouri State. First pitch is set for 7 p.m.

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