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Saturday, April 16, 2016

KU baseball splits at UT

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— Kansas University split a Big 12 baseball doubleheader Friday at Texas.

After clutch hits carried the Jayhawks to an 11-5 victory in the opener, they rallied with a four-run ninth but fell, 8-6, in the nightcap at Disch-Falk Field.

In Game One, Ben Krauth (3-4) allowed five runs off 10 hits over eight innings, and the Jayhawks benefitted from seven two-out RBIs.

The 11 runs were the most ever by a KU team in Austin.

“There were three times we had a runner on third base with less than two outs and we struck out,” head coach Ritch Price said. “The next guy came up and picked up his teammate by coming through with a base hit somewhere. We had some of our biggest at bats of the season out there today.”

The series will conclude with a single game at 4:30 p.m. today.

Game One

Kansas 002 230 130 — 11 15 0

Texas 120 200 000 — 5 11 2

W — Ben Kraugh, 3-4. L —Morgan Cooper, 2-2.

2B — Ryan Pidhaichuk, Devin Foyle, Owen Taylor, KU; Tres Barrera, Patrick Mathis, Tyler Rand 2, UT. 3B — Kacy Clemens, UT.

KU highlights — Joe Maroney 3-for-6, 2 R; Michael Tinsley 3-for-4, 4 R, RBI; Foyle 2-for-5, R, 5 RBIs; Pidhaichuk 2-for-6, R, 2 RBIs.

Game Two

Kansas 000 002 004 — 6 10 1

Texas 411 100 01x — 8 13 1

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