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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Kansas baseball stumbles at KSU

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Manhattan — Kansas State banged out 18 hits and scored 12 runs Saturday night to even their weekend series with Kansas University baseball, 12-2, at Tointon Stadium.

The Jayhawks (20-30-1 overall, 6-13 Big 12) jumped to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning on a home run by freshman Devin Foyle, but the lead was short-lived as Kansas State scored two runs off Kansas starter Jackson Goddard in the bottom of the inning. The Wildcats added a run in the second inning before Foyle scored on a single by Joven Afenir.

That was all the offense Kansas would manage against Wildcat starter Levi MaVorhis, who allowed five hits over eight innings. K-State (25-26, 7-13) chased Goddard after 11⁄3 innings and added nine more runs against five more Jayhawk pitchers.

“It was a great effort last night, and it was a really well-played game until the sixth inning today,” KU coach Ritch Price said. “We just didn’t get the start we needed from Goddard in order to stay in the fight long enough.”

The series concludes with a 1 p.m. game today at Tointon Stadium.

Kansas 100 100 000 — 2 6 1

Kansas St. 210 102 51x — 12 18 1

W — Levi MaVorhis, 6-4. L — Jackson Goddard, 2-6.

2B — Jake Scudder 2, Josh Ethier, Danny Krause, Kansas State. 3B — Clayton Dalrymple, Brooks Zimmerman, Kansas State. HR — Devin Foyle, Kansas; Josh Rolette, Kansas State.

KU highlights — Devin Foyle, 3-for-4, 2 R, RBI; Joven Afenir, 1-for-4, RBI.

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