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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Kansas baseball snags two wins

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Jackson Goddard and Blake Weiman both earned their first victories of the season, and Kansas University’s baseball team defeated St. Louis, 5-3, and Purdue, 8-1, on Saturday at Hoglund Ballpark.

Goddard (1-1) allowed two runs on three hits in 61⁄3 innings against Saint Louis, and Weiman (1-0) pitched six innings and surrendered one run against Purdue.

“It was a big step forward for our pitching staff,” KU coach Ritch Price said. “That is the first time this season that we had three quality starts on the mound. Jackson Goddard was really good in game one today, and it was really nice to see Weiman go out there and throw six quality innings like he did.”

The Jayhawks originally were scheduled to face Purdue today, but the game was moved to Saturday because of the possibility of rain.

The Jayhawks (6-7) will host Murray State on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Kansas 5, St. Louis 3

Saint Louis 000 000 300 — 3 5 2

Kansas 000 140 00x — 5 8 0

W — Jackson Goddard (1-1). L — Moore (1-2). Save — Stephen Villines (2).

2B — Bunselmeyer, STL; Joe Moroney, KU. HR — Colby Wright (1), KU.

KU highlights — Michael Tinsley 2-for-4, run, RBI; Moroney 2-for-3, run; Colby Wright 1-for-2, run, RBI; Matt McLaughlin, RBI, run; Rudy Karre 1-for-2, run; Owen Taylor 1-for-1; Joven Afenir 1-for-3.

KU record — 5-7. St. Louis record — 6-9.

Kansas 8, Purdue 1

Purdue 000 100 000 — 1 7 2

Kansas 201 212 00x — 8 10 0

W — Blake Weiman (1-0). L — Nick Dalesandro (0-3). Save — Blake Goldsberry (1).

2B — Jack Picchiotti, P; Rudy Karre, KU. HR — Kyle Wood (1), P.

KU highlights — Karre 2-for-2, 2 runs, RBI; Joven Afenir 2-for-5, run, 2 RBIs; Colby Wright 1-for-2, 2 runs, RBI; Matt McLaughlin 1-for-2, run, RBI; Owen Taylor 1-for-2, run, RBI.

KU record — 6-7. Purdue record ­— 3-10.

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