Monday, April 4, 2011

MU-KU @ Kaufmann: Crow, then Jayhawk

■ The details of the Royals-White Sox/MU-KU doubleheader (
  • Fans who purchase a Royals-White Sox game ticket for the 1:10 p.m. game are invited to stay for the Big 12 Conference baseball showdown immediately to follow between the University of Kansas Jayhawks & the University of Missouri Tigers at Kauffman Stadium.

  • INK Student Night: Calling all high school and college students! INK Student Nights are back every Wednesday for the 2011 season and they are better than ever! With a valid high school or college ID students may purchase Rivals Outfield Box or Hy-Vee Infield tickets for just $7 at the Kauffman Stadium Box Office. The Happy Hour special includes a hot dog and 12 ounce beer or 24 ounce soft drink for just $7 at the Crown Classic Concession Area in the Outfield Experience. Bring your friends and enjoy live local entertainment prior to every Wednesday home game on the Outfield Experience stage. April 6th features Sons of Great Dane, starting at 11:30 AM.

  • Tickets will also be available at the Kaufmann box office for the KU-MU game only.
Gone with the wind: Baylor's 12-4 baseball blowout ends KU's hope for sweep (
Kansas University took the baseball field in position to sweep a Top-25 conference foe and left it wondering why that wasn’t enough to fire the Jayhawks up.

Sunday at Hoglund Ballpark, KU fell to No. 19 Baylor, 12-4, in a series finale in which the Jayhawks never threatened.

“I was disappointed in our level of competitiveness today,” KU coach Ritch Price said. “We could’ve done something really special today and made a statement.”
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KU will play host to Missouri State at 6 p.m. Tuesday before traveling to Kauffman Stadium, home of the Kansas City Royals, to take on Missouri at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Crow nestles in to KC's future (
Crow came on in the seventh inning with the bases loaded and one out. First he fanned Torii Hunter, who homered in the fourth (his second of the series) and typically feasts on KC pitching. Then shortstop Alcides Escobar made a diving stab to get a force out at second.

A scoreless eighth inning capped Crow’s day. A play at the plate allowed him to overcome back-to-back doubles to begin the inning. The set-up enabled Joakim Soria to come on in the ninth and get the save.

“We’ve talked about these young rookies, and if we were going to baby them, and no,’’ Royals manager Ned Yost said. “That’s how you make big-time relievers is you put them in those situations and give them opportunities to excel. Aaron Crow did that again.’’

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