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KU baseball cruises, 10-1

April 11, 2013

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Senior Alex DeLeon and sophomore Connor McKay each homered and combined for five RBIs as Kansas University claimed its third straight victory, a 10-1 rout of Missouri Valley College on Thursday at Hoglund Ballpark.

KU (20-12) scored three runs in each of three innings, and six KU pitchers limited the Vikings (2-22) to one unearned run on six hits.

Senior Tanner Poppe (2-2) threw four innings and surrendered just an infield hit in the fourth. He walked none and struck out four.

DeLeon was 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs, Jordan Dreiling 2-for-3 with a run and two RBIs, Marcus Wheeler 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI, and McKay 1-for-4 with a run and three RBIs for Kansas, which has its best 32-game record since it was 21-11 in 2009.

KU will host a three-game set with Texas beginning at 6 tonight at Hoglund Ballpark.

Missouri Valley 000 000 010 — 1 6 2

Kansas 103 300 30x — 10 11 3

W — Tanner Poppe, 2-2. L — Jordon Amlong, 0-6.

2B — Kevin Kuntz, Alex DeLeon, Jordan Dreiling, Colby Wright, Marcus Wheeler, Kansas. HR — DeLeon, Connor McKay, Kansas.

Kansas highlights — DeLeon 2-for-3, 2 R, 2 RBIs; Dreiling 2-for-3, R, 2 RBIs; Wheeler 2-for-4, R, RBI; McKay 1-for-4, R, 3 RBIs.

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