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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Foyle fuels KU past Murray State

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Devin Foyle went 3-for-4 and drove in five runs, and Kansas University’s baseball team hammered Murray State, 14-8, on Wednesday at Hoglund Ballpark.

Matt McLaughlin was 4-for-6 with two RBIs, and Joe Moroney went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

Foyle singled, doubled and homered. His home run was KU’s first inside-the-park homer since 2009.

“That was not the way I was expecting my first career home run to be like,” Foyle said. “My teammates in the dugout asked me if I thought I was going to be this tired after my first college home run. I didn’t think (assistant coach) Ritchie Price was going to send me, so I was surprised when he did.”

The Jayhawks (7-8) will travel to Palo Alto, Calif., for a three-game series with Stanford beginning Friday night.

Murray State 311 003 000 — 8 9 2

Kansas 010 423 13x — 14 14 2

W — Sam Gilbert (1-1). L — Sheldon Baxter (0-1). Save — Stephen Villines (3).

2B — Joven Afenir, Colby Wright, Devin Foyle, Joe Moroney, KU. 3B — Adam Bauer, MS. HR — Ramsey Scott (6), MS; Foyle (1), KU.

KU highlights — Matt McLaughlin 4-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Foyle 3-for-4, 2 runs, 5 RBIs; Wright 1-for-2, 3 runs, 2 RBIs; Moroney 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs.

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