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KU baseball edges Missouri State

After dropping three games against Texas, the Jayhawks recorded a victory against the Missouri State Bears Tuesday. The Jayhawks improved to 20-13-1 on the season.

April 14, 2010

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— Freshman Thomas Taylor struck out a career-high eight batters, and the Kansas University baseball team swept the season series from Missouri State with a 6-4 victory on Tuesday at Hammons Field.

Taylor improved to 3-0 and allowed just one hit over five innings. He retired 15 of the 16 batters he faced.

KU senior Robby Price went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and three RBIs to lead the Jayhawks offense.

Kansas snapped a three-game losing streak and improved to 20-13-1 overall. The Bears dropped their fourth straight and fell to 12-20.

KU also defeated Missouri State on March 31 in Lawrence.

Price extended his career-best hitting streak to 18 games, which ties him for the seventh longest in KU history. It’s the second-longest streak in the Big 12 this season.

The Jayhawks took a 6-0 lead on an RBI single by Brett Lisher and a Jimmy Waters sacrifice fly.

After the Bears rallied to cut the lead to 6-3, KU sophomore reliever Colton Murray pitched out of a bases loaded jam in the eighth inning. Murray picked up his third save.

The Jayhawks will travel to Nebraska to take on the Cornhuskers for a three-game series at Haymarket Park beginning at 6:35 p.m. Friday.

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