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Kansas baseball sweeps Eastern Michigan

March 3, 2013

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— Jordan Dreiling’s big plays on the basepaths and a big day behind the plate helped Kansas University baseball sweep a doubleheader against Eastern Michigan on Saturday at QuikTrip Park.

Dreiling, a senior infielder, stole third base before scoring the winning run off an errant throw in the bottom of 10th inning, giving KU a 5-4 victory in the first game of the day. In the late game, Dreiling tacked on three runs in a 4-for-5 performance (two doubles) from the plate as the Jayhawks routed Eastern Michigan, 8-0.

Senior pitcher Thomas Taylor (1-0) backed up the KU offense in Game 2 with eight strikeouts and just three hits in his first complete-game shutout. Junior pitcher Jordan Piche’ (2-0) picked up the win in Game 1.

Kansas (6-4) will go for a series victory over Eastern Michigan (2-7) at 11 a.m. today.

Kansas 5, E. Michigan 4, 10 innings

Eastern Michigan 010 002 001 0 — 4 9 1

Kansas 000 010 300 1 — 5 10 0

W — Jordan Piche’, 2-0. L — Joe Battistelli, 0-2. SV — none.

2B — Michael Suiter, Kansas; Marcus Wheeler, Kansas.

Kansas highlights — Wheeler 2-for-3, RBI; Dakota Smith 2-for-4, RBI; Justin Protacio 1-for-4, RBI; Tommy Mirabelli 0-for-2, RBI.

Kansas 8, E. Michigan 0

Eastern Michigan 000 000 000 — 0 3 0

Kansas 200 411 00X — 8 10 0

W — Thomas Taylor, 1-0. L — Ryan Lavoie, 0-2. SV — none.

2B — Jordan Dreiling (2), Kansas.

Kansas highlights — Alex DeLeon 2-for-4, 4 RBI, R; Dreiling 4-for-5, RBI, 3 R; Taylor 9 IP, 8 K, 3 H, 3 BB.

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