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Sunday, April 7, 2019

Kansas baseball defeats No. 11 Texas Tech in series finale

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Behind a career day from sophomore designated hitter Tom Lichty, the Kansas baseball team downed Texas Tech by a final score of 13-9 on Sunday afternoon at Rip Griffin Park.

Lichty, who led all Kansas (16-15, 2-7 Big 12) hitters with four RBIs, entered the game as a pinch runner in the first inning after sophomore Nolan Metcalf roped a RBI-single. Lichty laced a double and a single en route to a 2-for-4 performance on the day.

Freshman left-hander Eli Davis started the game on the hill against Texas Tech (21-9, 5-4 Big 12) and pitched through 3 2/3 innings before handing the ball to the bullpen. Redshirt-junior Blake Goldsberry, redshirt-junior Nathan Barry, freshman Stone Parker and redshirt-sophomore Jonah Ulane combined to close out the game. As a unit, they allowed three earned runs over 5 1/3 innings.

Junior shortstop Benjamin Sems had a solid day at the plate, going 3-for-5 with two RBIs, a run scored and a walk. Junior catcher Jaxx Groshans recorded a career-best four walks and scored four runs.

Kansas plays host to Missouri State at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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