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KU baseball gives up early lead, loses to Houston Baptist, 7-4

March 18, 2012

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— Houston Baptist took down Kansas University’s baseball team, 7-4, on Saturday at the Irish Baseball Classic.

The Jayhawks were in front after the first two innings, 2-0, but two runs apiece in the seventh and eighth innings sealed the game for the Huskies.

KU starter Wes Benjamin earned the loss after allowing five runs on eight hits through 61⁄3 innings. Reliever Robert Kahana gave up two more runs on two hits and a walk in one inning on the mound.

The game was KU’s third-straight loss in the Classic, which began Thursday and wraps up today. In its final game, which starts at 11 a.m. this morning, Kansas (8-10) will rematch with Houston Baptist (5-13).

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