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Kansas baseball splits two games

February 24, 2013

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— Senior Alex DeLeon was perfect at the plate as Kansas University’s baseball team rushed to an early lead and held on to beat Jackson State, 10-6 on Saturday.

DeLeon was the only Jayhawk with multiple hits, going 3-for-3 and scoring three times.

Kansas (4-3) built a 6-1 lead after two innings, but Jackson State (2-4) evened the score, 6-all, in the fifth inning.

KU starter Thomas Taylor was replaced on the mound by Robert Kahana, who picked up the win. Jordan Piche’ earned the save. Both pitchers struck out three, walked one and didn’t allow a hit or run in two innings apiece as KU’s bats tacked on four more runs to close out the game.

Earlier Saturday, the Jayhawks fell to Central Arkansas, 9-3

Jeffrey Enloe pitched a complete game with 10 strikeouts for Central Arkansas (5-1).

Central Arkansas 9, Kansas 3

Kansas 200 100 000 — 3 10 2

Central Arkansas 034 200 00X — 9 10 1

W — Jeffrey Enloe, 2-0. L — Wes Benjamin, 0-2.

2B — Alex DeLeon, KU; Tyler Langley, CA.

KU highlights — Tucker Tharp 2-for-4; Justin Protacio 2-for-3; DeLeon 1-for-4, 2 RBI.

Kansas 10, Jackson State 6

Kansas 510 000 211 — 10 10 1

Jackson State 100 410 000 — 6 9 4

W — Robert Kahana, 2-1. L — Alexander Juday, 0-1. SV — Jordan Piche’.

2B — Desmond Russell, JS; Jose Cruz, JS; Gary Thomas, JS.

KU highlights — Alex DeLeon 3-for-3, 3 R, RBI, 2 BB; Tucker Tharp 1-for-4, 3 R; Tommy Mirabelli 1-for-1, 3 BB, RBI.

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