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Sunday, March 2, 2014

KU baseball splits twinbill vs. Houston Baptist

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— Senior right-hander Frank Duncan tossed a two-hit shutout on Saturday night as Kansas University’s baseball team beat Houston Baptist, 5-0, to avenge its first loss of the season.

Earlier Saturday, KU outhit HBU, but the Jayhawks (10-1) stranded eight base-runners in a 4-2 setback.

The teams will conclude their series with a single game at noon today.


Game 1: Houston Baptist 4, Kansas 2

Houston Baptist 002 010 010 — 4 7 1

Kansas 100 010 000 — 2 9 0

W — Ryan Lower, 2-0. L — Robert Kahana, 1-1. Sv — Josh Martinez, 2.

2B — Mike Chamberlain, Jordan Hebert, HB.

Kansas highlights — Connor McKay 3-for-4, RBI; Michael Suiter 2-for-4, RBI.

Game 2: KU 5, HBU 0

Houston Baptist 000 000 000 — 0 2 0

Kansas 000 002 03X — 5 10 0

W — Frank Duncan, 2-0. L — Curtis Jones, 1-1. Sv — None.

2B — Justin Protacio, Kansas.

Kansas highlights — Protacio 2-for-4, 2 R; Joven Afenir 2-for-3, 2 R; Michael Tinsley 1-for-4, 2 RBI; Duncan 9 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 10 K, 0 BB.

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