Sunday, February 19, 2006

Big inning dooms KU baseball team


— The University of San Diego broke open a tight game with a six-run sixth inning, eventually closing out a 17-6 victory over Kansas University at the Public Storage Classic.

The Toreros scored the first five runs, and, armed with a 7-4 lead, used their big output in the top of the sixth to hand the Jayhawks their second straight loss in the three-day tournament.

Senior right-hander Ricky Fairchild (2-1) suffered the loss for KU, allowing seven runs in 41â3 innings. Reliever Nick Czyz also struggled, surrendering six runs on seven hits in just 11â3 innings.

USD's Matt Couch (2-0) earned the win in relief of freshman starting pitcher Brian Matuszi.

Matt Baty and Dylan Parzyk each had two hits for the Jayhawks, and Kyle Murphy added a two-run homer.

KU (6-4) will play its final game of the tournament at 2 p.m. today against Vanderbilt. Senior Kodiak Quick (1-1, 3.00 earned-run average) will start on the mound for Kansas.


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