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Saturday, March 22, 2014

KU baseball rolls past Dartmouth

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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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