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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Kansas baseball blanks North Dakota

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Senior left-hander Ben Krauth pitched a complete-game shutout as Kansas University’s baseball team blanked North Dakota, 7-0, Friday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark.

Krauth (1-2) hit and then picked off the first batter of the game. After that, he dominated. He cruised through nine innings in 112 pitches, tying a career-high with nine strikeouts.

The Jayhawks managed 11 base hits, with freshman left fielder Devin Foyle (2-for-4), sophomore designated hitter TJ Martin (2-for-2) and senior outfielder Joe Moroney (3-for-4) having multiple-hit games. Martin and sophomore shortstop Matt McLaughlin did most of the damage, driving in two runs each.

Kansas will play Saint Louis at 3 p.m. today at Hoglund Ballpark.

North Dakota 000 000 000 — 0 4 3

Kansas 011 104 00x — 7 11 2

W — Krauth, 1-2. L — Muckenhirn.

2B — Tinsley, Moroney, Kansas. 3B — Foyle, Kansas. HR — Martin, Kansas.

Kansas highlights — Martin, 2-for-2, 2 RBIs, run; McLughlin, 1-for-3, 2 RBIs; Moroney, 3-for-4, run; Foyle, 2-for-4, RBI, 2 runs.

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