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Thursday, May 7, 2009

KU baseball rips Wichita State

In early March, the KU baseball team defeated Wichita State 8-0. On Wednesday, the Jayhawks looked for a season sweep of the Shockers.

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— Kansas University sophomore Tony Thompson hit his team-leading 15th home run and collected four RBIs, five different Kansas players collected two hits, and No. 23 Kansas beat Wichita State, 8-3, on Wednesday night at Eck Stadium

The victory earned KU baseball a season-series sweep of the Shockers for the first time since 2000. The Jayhawks improved to 34-16 overall, while Wichita State fell to 24-24.

Thompson’s 15th homer of the season, a two-out two-run shot to right field, gave KU the lead in the sixth. His 66th RBIs this season lead the Big 12 and are the fourth-most by a Kansas player in team history.

KU’s Lee Ridenhour earned his fifth victory of the season. Ridenhour went 51⁄3 innings, allowing two runs on five hits with a walk and two strikeouts.

Kansas relievers Travis Blankenship, Brett Bollman and Colton Murray held the Shockers scoreless over the final 22⁄3 innings.

The Jayhawks will travel to Missouri on Friday.

Comments

Dyrk Dugan 10 years, 8 months ago

will Ridenhour be able to pitch against Moo this weekend? I hope so, because he's pretty darn good. there's still an outside shot to win the "border showdown" series....

Go Jayhawks!

OPJayhawk 10 years, 8 months ago

I hope so too (Ridenhour). I am lovin' this team. ROCK CHALK!

Joe Baker 10 years, 8 months ago

This team is for real...I'm totally impressed and hope they make a run in the CWS.

Rock Chalk

Lance Meier 10 years, 8 months ago

NEED THE HAWKS TO WIN A SUB, REGIONAL BEFORE WE START TO TALK ABOUT ANY CWS RUN. LOVE SEEING THE HAWKS PLAY SOME GOOD BALL, KEEP IT UP...

                             OKHAWK...

and_one 10 years, 8 months ago

hey all ya'all - newbie here on the baseball message boards, follow KU hoops and football. Wife is KU grad, I'm now KU big-time (or horny) Where can I find Big 12 Baseball detailed info - standings, etc. I went to the Big 12 website, but it's painfull... thx

JC 10 years, 8 months ago

There are several good places to get good KU and Big-12 baseball news.

Rock Chalk Talk has been covering KU baseball for three years. rockchalktalk.com

Big-12 Hardball is a newer site that covers the whole conference. Big12Hardball.com

And the KU baseball homepage is always full of good information.

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