Jayhawk baseball falls to Sooners
- Apr. 27, 2012
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The Kansas baseball team (17-26, 4-12 Big 12) dropped its third-straight conference game on Friday, falling 4-1 to Oklahoma.
Sophomore pitcher Frank Duncan was named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week, but he got off to a rough start against the Sooners. Duncan allowed two runs on two hits in the first inning, but a 98-minute rain delay halted his start before the fourth inning. The delay forced Duncan to essentially restart his game day preparations.
“It felt like it was a new game,” Duncan said. “I think a lot of guys in the locker room thought that way too. It was weird because the game ended in the ninth inning, so it felt like a really short game.”
Coach Ritch Price needed Duncan to go seven innings, so he sent the sophomore back out in the fourth inning. Duncan would strikeout five of the next six batters. The loss drops Duncan to 4-6 on the season with a 3.33 ERA.
Senior third baseman Zac Elgie scored the Jayhawks’ lone run in the ballgame, but he injured his hand sliding into third base on a triple. He left the game to get a medical evaluation, but Price it looks like Elgie could miss extended time.
“We think he has a torn tendon in his finger,” Price said. “He tried to go out and play, and he couldn’t even catch a ball. I don’t know how long he’ll be out, so hopefully we’ll get some good news.”