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Kansas baseball falls to Missouri State

April 24, 2014

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Kansas junior right fielder Connor McKay gets low to snag a fly ball during Kansas' game against Missouri State, Wednesday evening at Hoglund Ballpark.

Kansas junior right fielder Connor McKay gets low to snag a fly ball during Kansas' game against Missouri State, Wednesday evening at Hoglund Ballpark.

Kansas University surrendered three runs in the top of the ninth, and the Jayhawks losing streak hit four games with a 6-5 setback to Missouri State on Wednesday at Hoglund Ballpark.

KU — which has lost nine of its last 11 games — carried a 5-3 lead into the ninth. Closer Stephen Villines (1-2) gave up three straight hits that made it 5-all, and a booted grounder by Colby Wight at third allowed the go-ahead run to score.

Kansas (23-2) had 13 hits on the night, including a career-best 5-for-5, two-RBI performance by Michael Suiter.

Missouri State improved to 18-19.

The Jayhawks will travel Friday for a three-game series at Baylor.

Missouri State 000 002 013 — 6 11 1

Kansas 000 103 010 — 5 13 1

W — Sam Perez, 3-0. L — Stephen Villines, 1-2. Sv — Jon Harris, 1.

2B — Blake Graham, Eric Cheray, Conner Wilson, MSU; Michael Tinsley, Michael Suiter, KU. 3B — Colby Wright, KU.

Kansas highlights — Suiter 5-for-5, 2 RBIs; Justin Protacio 3-for-4, 2 R; Blair Beck, 2-for-4, R.

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