Saturday, May 8, 2010

Game Day: KU 10, MU 3

In full swing: Offensive outburst, Walz's pitching lift KU (LJWorld.com)
“It was amazing in (batting practice),” KU coach Ritch Price said. “Guys were hitting balls over the light towers. It was a special night for us offensively.”
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Then, after an error, a single and a walk — on four pitches — loaded the bases with no outs in the seventh, Walz coerced two Tigers to pop out and struck out Missouri’s Ryan Gebhart — looking — to end the inning.
Jayhawks blast Mizzou, 10-3 (CJOnline.com)
With the win, Kansas moved a full game ahead of Missouri and into a virtual tie for fifth place with Texas A&M (28-17-1, 9-11-1). It's a decent position to be in, but the Jayhawks can't afford to let it slip away.

"We can be explosive if we stay consistent," Lisher said. "It's going to be real big for us to finish the weekend. The season's coming to a close and we need some wins pretty bad."
Infielder stays consistent for Missouri baseball team (Columbia Missourian)

“He’s got the potential to be one of the premier middle infielders of the Big 12,” Jamieson said. “He’s having a good freshman year, but if he stays the same player the next two years, we’ll all be disappointed.”

Garcia’s day wasn’t enough to make the game close, but when it was over, Garcia listened and cringed at the “Rock Chawk, Jayhawk” chant that echoed throughout the field and was quickly ready to turn the page.

“They’re a good ball club, but we need to come out fighting tomorrow,” Garcia said. “Put a butt-whooping on them.”
Big 12

K-State edges top-ranked Texas (Kansas City Star)
Garrido, the Texas coach, wasn’t happy, of course. No one likes to see his team lose — especially when that team was on a 21-game winning streak like the top-ranked Longhorns were before the Wildcats beat them 2-1. But if he had to say goodbye to the streak, he wanted to do so on a day when Texas was legitimately outplayed.

In his mind, that happened.

“When you lose, there’s a fine line between excuse-making and the truth,” Garrido said. “And the truth of the matter is, in this case, K-State won the game. We had our chances to win, but they pitched out of it. I personally admire that.”

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