Wildcats get some revenge in Bricktown. KSU 5 – KU 4.

In the first game of the Big-12 tournament Kansas both played well enough to win, and badly enough to lose.  In the end it was the later result as the Hawks fell 5-4 to Kansas State.

 

KU collected 15 hits, including four by Tony Thompson, but only converted them into four runs.  The Jayhawks stranded 12 men on base, letting scoring opportunity after scoring opportunity slip away.  Shaeffer Hall pitched well, going 5.1 innings of 3 run baseball.  The bullpen also pitched fine.  In the end the game came down to which team could better execute in the late innings.  Three late KU defensive miscues in the 7th and 8th innings allowed Kansas State to score single runs in both frames.  These runs proved to be the difference in the game.

 

Kansas will face Texas Thursday at 3PM.  The Longhorns will start their ace, Chance Ruffin.  KU will counter with T.J. Walz.  The game will be streamed live here.

 

Follow all the tournament action at Big-12 Hardball.

 

UPDATE: Baylor really roughed up Texas in game two, winning 14-9.  The Longhorns used pretty much their whole bullpen.  This can only work to KU's advantage.

 

After the break, a link to the KU recap and box score.

 

Link to KU recap.

May 20, 2009 at Oklahoma City, OK (Bricktown Ballpark)

Kansas 4 (37-20)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Narodowski, David ss 
Price, Robby 2b 
Heere, Brian rf 
Afenir, Buck
Thompson, Tony 3b 
Lytle, Casey lf 
Land, Preston 1b 
  Faunce, Nick ph 
Elgie, Zac dh 
  Stanfield, James ph/dh 
Brunansky, Jason cf 
Hall, Shaeffer
  Murray, Colton p 
  Blankenship, Travis p 
  Selik, Cameron p 
Totals  40  15  10  24  10  12 
  

Kansas St. 5 (40-15-1)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Muenster, Adam dh 
Jurica, Carter 2b 
Martini, Nick lf 
Bloxom, Justin 1b  10 
King, Jason 3b 
Biery, Drew ss 
Cruz, Jordan rf 
Vaughn, Rob c  10 
Yelovich, Dane cf 
Hoge, Lance p 
  Marshall, Evan p 
  Applegate, Matt p 
  Hunter, Kyle p 
  Daniel, Ryan p 
  Allen, James p 
Totals  34  10  27  10 

Score by Innings R H E ------------------------------------------- Kansas.............. 000 010 300 - 4 15 2 Kansas St........... 000 003 11X - 5 10 0 -------------------------------------------

E - Narodowski(19); Land, P.(7). DP - Kansas St. 1. LOB - Kansas 12; Kansas St. 7. 2B - Price, Ro.(11); Thompson, T. 2(24); Muenster, Ad(11); Vaughn, Rob(6); Yelovich, Da(8). HR - Narodowski(4). SH - Heere, B.(7); Yelovich, Da(9). SB - Muenster, Ad 2(21). CS - Bloxom, Just(2).

Kansas   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Hall, Shaeffer   5.1  21  21  64 
Murray, Colton   0.1  13 
Blankenship, Travis   0.1 
Selik, Cameron L,1-2  2.0  10  11  31 
  
Kansas St.   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Hoge, Lance   4.1  20  22  83 
Marshall, Evan   0.2  10 
Applegate, Matt   1.0  13 
Hunter, Kyle   0.0  12 
Daniel, Ryan   0.1 
Allen, James W,2-1  2.2  10  10  44 

Win - Allen, James (2-1). Loss - Selik, C. (1-2). Save - None. WP - Murray, C.(2). Pitches/strikes: Hall, S. 64/48; Murray, C. 13/4; Blankenship 3/3; Selik, C. 31/23; Hoge, Lance 83/56; Marshall, Ev 10/7; Applegate, M 13/9; Hunter, Kyle 12/6; Daniel, Ryan 6/5; Allen, James 44/29.

Umpires - HP: Wetzel 1B: Morris 2B: Hamilton 3B: Droll
Start: 9:03 am Time: 2:57 Attendance: 4129
Weather: Sunny, 60 degrees
Hunter, Kyle faced 2 batters in the 7th.

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