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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Kansas baseball earns 5-1 victory over Belmont

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After not scoring in the series opener, the Kansas baseball team found its rhythm at the plate and won its first contest of the 2020 season, 5-1, over the Belmont Bruins at E.S. Rose Park.

Everhett Hazelwood earned the start for the Jayhawks (1-1) and pitched 4.1 innings, while recording six strikeouts.

Before reaching the mound for the first time in his Kansas career, Hazelwood had run support. Casey Burnham led off the game with a double and scored on a Benjamin Sems single to right field.

Belmont (1-1) responded in the second inning, scoring its only run of the game.

James Cosentino provided the winning run in the sixth inning, hitting KU's first home run of the season. The Jayhawks added three more runs in the eighth inning.

The KU defense recorded three double plays against Belmont, including a double play that helped the Jayhawks out of a bases-loaded jam in the fifth inning.

Kansas concludes its series with Belmont at 1 p.m. Sunday.

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