Friday, March 25, 2011

SPORTS>>Jayhawks staff stifles Trojans

UALR Sports Information

The University of Kansas ran out to a 4-0 lead Tuesday and held UALR hitless over the final four innings to pick up a 5-3 non-conference victory at Hoglund Ballpark.

UALR scored three runs in the top of the fifth to cut it to 4-3, but three Kansas relievers combined to retire the final 13 Trojans in order and secured the victory at the Jayhawks’ home field.

Kansas starter Wally Marciel (3-2) got the victory after holding the Trojans to four hits and two runs over 4 1/3 innings.

Marciel opened the game with four straight scoreless innings, but ran into trouble in the top of the fifth after allowing a leadoff home run to sophomore Myles Parma, his first of the year.

Walks to juniors Greg Garcia and Sean Bignall set the stage for a two-run single by senior Jake Rowell, which brought the Trojans within 4-3.

Kansas’ Thomas Taylor induced an inning-ending double play and then combined with Jordan Jakubov and Frank Duncan to hold UALR hitless over the final four innings.

Duncan worked a perfect ninth to pick up his first save of the year.