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Saturday, March 14, 2009

KU baseball’s win streak snapped at 7

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— 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.

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