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Friday, March 6, 2020

Kansas records 6-1 win over Indiana State in series opener

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The Kansas baseball team defeated Indiana State, 6-1, Friday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark in the opening game of KU’s first home series of the season.

After being down 1-0 going into the bottom of the fifth inning, the Jayhawks (7-6) went on a two-out rally and scored six runs against three Indiana State (6-6) pitchers.

With James Cosentino up to bat, Indiana State’s Tristan Weaver tossed a wild pitch that brought in Zach Hanna and advanced Blaine Ray to second base.

Cosentino earned a walk and Kansas loaded the bases after Benjamin Sems was hit by pitch. Indiana State made a pitching change and brought in Austin Cross, who walked Nolan Metcalf to bring in another KU run.

Freshman Anthony Tulimero singled to second base in the next at bat, plating Sems and Cosentino to make the score 4-1. Indiana State pitcher Zach Frey then gave up a single to junior Skyler Messinger to score Tulimero and Metcalf.

Kansas starter Ryan Cyr earned his first win of the season after facing 26 Indiana State batters, while allowing only one run. Tulimero and Messinger each tallied two RBIs.

Kansas will face Indiana State at 2 p.m. Saturday.

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