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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Tinsley’s walkoff lifts KU baseball

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Junior catcher Michael Tinsley hit a walkoff RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift Kansas University to a 7-6 baseball victory over Omaha on Wednesday at Hoglund Ballpark.

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Kansas shortstop Matt McLaughlin puts a tag on Omaha runner Cole Gruber for the pick off during the first inning, Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Hoglund Ballpark.

Tinsley, who was named one of 13 catchers on the Johnny Bench Award official watch list earlier Wednesday, also drove in the game’s first run.

KU (13-18) will play a three-game set Friday-Sunday at Texas.

Omaha 020 003 100 0 — 6 12 12

Kansas 111 100 110 1 — 7 12 1

W — Stephen Villines, 4-1. L — Eric Moreno, 0-1.

2B — Ryan Cate, Omaha; Ryan Pidhaichuk, Michael Tinsley, Colby Wright, TJ Martin, Devin Foyle, KU.

KU highlights — Villines 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 4 Ks; Tinsley 3-for-5, 2 R, 2 RBIs; Wright 2-for-4, RBI; Maritn 2-for-4, R; Foyle 1-for-1, R, RBI.

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