On Sunday at Hoglund Park, the Kansas Jayhawks and Texas Longhorns battled to another epic showdown. This time, the Jayhawks used a late run to earn the win, 4-3. Kevin Kuntz brought home Trevor Tharp on a RBI groundout, in the sixth inning giving the Jayhawks the lead.
With the win, Kansas improved to 22-13 overall, and 7-5 in Big 12 conference play. Texas fell to 19-15 overall, by dropping their first series to the Jayhawks since 2009.
Kansas starting pitcher Robert Kahana lasted just four innings, giving up three earned runs and three hits. Kahana, struggled in the fifth inning giving up two of those earned runs. The runs knotted the game up at 3. Drew Morovick then took the mound for Kahana. Morovick lasted one inning walking two Longhorns, but giving up no runs. Former starter Frank Duncan then took the mound. Duncan lasted 2 and a third innings, picking up the win. Jordan Pinche earned the save, his eighth of the year. Nathan Thornhill pitched eight innings for the Longhorns, giving up eight hits and four runs.
Kuntz had two RBI’s for the game, while Tharp scored two runs. Michael Suiter continues to be tops on the team in batting percentage, gaining one hit today. Suiter, has a percentage of .380.
Next up for Kansas is a meeting with Creighton on the road from the Missouri Valley Conference. Creighton is 18-9 on the season, with numerous games on their schedule being cancelled or postponed during the season. The Blue Jays were swept in a series vs Indiana State over the weekend.
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