Kansas one win away from Big 12 Tournament bid
- May. 18, 2012
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Sophomore pitcher Frank Duncan threw a complete game shutout, allowing seven hits striking out five and giving up just one walk on rout to the 1-0 victory over the Missouri Tigers Thursday evening at Hogland Park.
Thursday night marked game one of a three game set in the final Border War Showdown between these two rivals.The victory, coming after Kansas State beat Texas Tech Thursday night, moves the Jayhawks into seventh place in the Big 12 standings. With one more victory, Kansas can clinch a spot in the Big 12 Baseball Championship in Oklahoma City.
Kansas improved to 21-31 record overall and 6-15 in conference play. The Tigers drop to 27-25 and 9-13 in the Big 12.
In the bottom of the 7th senior Zach Elgie led off the inning with a single to left field, and advanced to second after a sacrifice bunt by freshman Dakota Smith. Freshman Michael Suiter drilled a two out, RBI double to left-center field to bring Elgie in for the only run of the game.
The Jayhawks will return to the field Friday night at 6 pm against the Tigers. Freshmen Wes Benjamin is set to take the mound for the Jayhawks and is scheduled to face Missouri’s freshmen John Miles.