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UT baseball rips KU

Homers carry ‘Horns to 10-4 victory

The Kansas baseball team traveled to Texas to take on the Longhorns during the weekend but dropped all three contests. The Jayhawks fell 10-4 in the final game of the series.

April 12, 2010


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— Texas veterans Kevin Lusson and Kevin Keyes both homered Sunday as the sixth-ranked Longhorns swept the three-game Big 12 series with Kansas University with a 10-4 victory over the Jayhawks at Disch-Falk Field.

The Jayhawks were swept in a three-game series for the first time since last March at Texas A&M; and fell to 19-13-1 overall and 3-5-1 in Big 12 play.

Texas used a six-run third inning, which was capped by Lusson’s grand slam with two outs, to take control. After a fly out by Brandon Loy put a runner on third with two outs in a 1-all tie, four straight Longhorns reached base, with two hits and two walks.

Lusson then drilled his sixth home run of the season down the right-field line to give UT a 7-1 lead.

Trailing 8-1, however, Kansas fought back with single runs in the fifth and the sixth on an RBI single by Casey Lytle and a solo homer by Tony Thompson.

In the seventh, the Jayhawks cut the deficit to 8-4 on a bases-loaded walk to Thompson, which brought the tying run to the plate with two outs.

However, Texas relief pitcher Andrew McKirahan induced an inning-ended groundout off the bat of Jimmy Waters to keep the deficit at four.

It was the last time KU would threaten.

Sophomore James Stanfield and junior Brandon Macias each had two hits to lead the Kansas attack, while senior Robby Price extended his career-best hitting streak to 17 games with a single in the fifth.

Price’s hitting streak is tied for the ninth-longest in KU history.

KU will travel Tuesday to Missouri State.


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