Saturday, March 22, 2014

KU baseball rolls past Dartmouth



Kansas sophomore Colby Wright gets back to first base, beating the pickoff attempt during Kansas' game against Dartmouth, Friday at Hoglund Ballpark.

Nine players combined for a season-high 19 hits, and Kansas University’s baseball team defeated Dartmouth, 13-5, on Friday at Hoglund Ballpark.

Six Jayhawks had multiple-hit games, with junior right fielder Connor McKay boasting a 3-for-5 performance, including a double, home run, four RBIs and a run scored. Sophomore second baseman Colby Wright (3-for-5), junior designated hitter Dakota Smith (3-for-5) and junior third baseman Aaron Hernandez (3-for-4) also had three hits apiece and at least two runs scored, with Wright scoring three times.

Kansas (15-7) called on its ace, junior left-hander Wes Benjamin (4-0), to start in game one of the three-game series against the Big Green (2-8). He tossed five innings, giving up nine hits and four runs.

Kansas 13, Dartmouth 5

Dartmouth 201 010 100 — 5 13 1

Kansas 200 600 05x — 13 19 0

W — Wes Benjamin, 4-0. L — Michael Danielak, 0-2.

2B — Matt Parisi, Jeff Keller, Joe Purritano, Nick Lombardi, D; Colby Wright, Michael Sulter, Connor KcKay, Dakota Smith, Blair Beck, Aaron Hernandez, KU. 3B — Smith, Hernandez, KU. HR — McKay, KU.

KU highlights — Wright 3-for-5; McKay 3-for-5, 4 RBIs; Smith 3-for-5, 3 RBIs; Justin Protacio, 2-for-5, 2 RBIs.


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