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Sunday, March 15, 2009

KU upsets ASU, 3-2

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— Kansas University senior Buck Afenir's RBI single with two outs in the top of the seventh broke a tie and lifted the Jayhawks baseball team to a 3-2 triumph over No. 4 Arizona State in a non-conference game Saturday evening at Surprise Stadium.

The Jayhawks, who have won eight of their last nine, improved to 10-4 overall, while the Sun Devils fell to 13-3.

Afenir's base hit, his second of the game, broke a two-all tie in the seventh and provided the Jayhawk pitching staff with the lead. The senior catcher, who went 2-for-4 on the day, came up with runners on first and second and dropped a bloop single into right field to score Brian Heere with two outs.

Kansas continued to receive great starting pitching. On Saturday, sophomore T.J. Walz tossed 6 1⁄3 innings and allowed two runs on six hits with just one walk and six strikeouts.

He allowed a run in the second inning on a double and a single with two outs and a run in the third on an RBI ground out following a throwing error. Following the second run, the 6-foot righty retired 10 of the next 12 hitters he faced.

Comments

jayhawkinATL 10 years, 10 months ago

Way to go, guys!!! We'll be ranked before long at this rate.

Ben Kane 10 years, 10 months ago

I don't know about that atl but great job guys!

truefan 10 years, 10 months ago

I really thought our baseball team would struggle this year after losing most of our power hitters from last year. I guess I didn't count on our pitchers stepping up like they have. Holding ASU to two runs is no easy task.

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