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KU baseball tops SIU-Edwardsville

February 23, 2013

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— Frank Duncan pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings and Kansas University collected a season-high 14 hits as the Jayhawks defeated Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, 8-0, on Friday.

The Jayhawks (3-2) originally were scheduled to host Northwestern in a weekend series, but a snowstorm caused KU to cancel those games and pick up three games in Arkansas. KU will play Central Arkansas at 1 p.m. and Jackson State at 5 p.m. today in Conway, Ark.

Duncan (1-0) yielded two hits and two walks while striking out six. No SIU-Edwardsville runner advanced past second base.

KU broke a scoreless tie with two runs in the bottom of the fifth. Freshman Jacob Boylan doubled to right-center and scored on Ka’iana’s Eldredge’s two-out double. Eldredge scored on a single by Justin Protacio.

Kansas 8, SIU Edwardsville 0

SIU 000 000 000 — 0 3 0

Kansas 000 021 32x — 8 14 0

W — Frank Duncan (1-0). L — Travis Felax (0-1).

2B — Ryan Mansfield, SIU; Jordan Dreiling, Jacob Boylan, Ki’iana Eldredge, KU.

KU highlights — Dreiling 2-for-5, RBI; Dakota Smith 3-for-4, RBI, SB; Boylan 3-for-4; Eldredge 2 RBIs; Justin Protacio 3-for-3, 2 RBIs.

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