Surprise, Ariz. Fourth-ranked Arizona State scored five unearned runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to upend the Kansas University baseball team, 9-4, on Friday night at Surprise Stadium.
KU sophomore Tony Thompson went 2-for-2 with a two-run home run to extend his hitting streak to 21 straight games. Thompson’s streak is tied for the second-longest in KU history with Ryan Baty.
The streak is the 12th longest in Big 12 history. Jared Schweitzer holds the Kansas record with 24 straight games with a hit in 2005.
The Sun Devils snapped the Jayhawks’ seven-game winning streak. Kansas fell to 9-4 on the season, while Arizona State improved to 13-2.
ASU jumped to a 6-0 lead and knocked Kansas ace Shaeffer Hall out of the game after five innings.
KU will look to even the three-game series today when it takes on Arizona State again at 6:30 p.m. at Surprise Stadium.