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Monday, March 9, 2015

Utah upends KU baseball

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Four Kansas University pitchers surrendered a combined 14 hits, and the Jayhawks fell to Utah, 8-4, in college baseball Sunday at Hoglund Ballpark.

Kansas (6-10) dropped its home-opening series with the Utes, 2-1.

“They have really good pitching,” KU coach Ritch Price said of Utah (4-11). “That is as good of pitching as we have seen since we played at LSU. They just flat-out out-pitched us. They commanded the ball and did a really good job, and I tip my cap to them.”

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Kansas sophmore Joven Afenir trots past the Utah dugout as he heads for home after belting a solo home run during the Jayhawks' final game against Utah Sunday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark.

Joven Afenir and Marcus Wheeler homered for KU.

The Jayhawks will host Central Michigan at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Utah 102 012 011 — 8 14 2

Kansas 000 200 002 — 4 8 0

W — Jayson Rose, 1-2. L — Blake Weiman, 0-2.

2B — Josh Rose 2, Utah. HR — Cody Scaggari, Utah; Joven Afenir, Marcus Wheeler, KU.

Kansas highlights — Colby Wright 2-for-4; Afenir 1-for-4, R, RBI; Wheeler 1-for-1, R, 2 RBIs.

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