Saturday, May 2, 2009

KU baseball tops No. 9 OU


— Kansas University junior Robby Price and sophomore Casey Lytle hit first-inning home runs and the Jayhawks’ bullpen pitched 3 1⁄3 innings of scoreless relief as Kansas defeated No. 9 Oklahoma, 5-4, Friday evening at L. Dale Mitchell Park.

The Jayhawks, now winners of five straight and eight of nine, improved to 32-15 overall and 11-8. OU fell to 33-13 overall and 11-8 in conference play.

In the top of the first, Price gave KU a 2-0 lead by slamming a 1-2 pitch over the right field wall following a lead-off walk to David Narodowski. The Jayhawks extended the lead after two outs, a Tony Thompson double and Lytle's first career round-tripper.

The Jayhawks stretched the lead to 5-0 on a two-out RBI single by Preston Land, a ball that bounded up the middle with men on first and second in the third.

Kansas and OU face off again in a doubleheader at noon today.


Dyrk Dugan 11 years, 8 months ago

i wanted at least i'm greedy, and let's get the split today...tee he.

it's always fun to beat Oklahoma in anything....go Jayhawks!

sevenyearhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

This is huge folks ... GINORMOUS!

Oklahoma went into Waco and swept the Bears just a week ago.

If the Hawks win this series, that could be enough to punch their ticket to the NCAA tourney.

They travel to Mizzou next weekend (I'd make the road trip, but have other plans)

But it could set up a potentially conference title deciding series with our Feline friends to the West on May 15th in Manhattan, 16th and 17th in Lawrence.


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