April 12, 2011
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Iowa baseball team fell to Kansas Tuesday night at Duane Banks Field, 12-5.
“We had opportunities,” said Head Coach Jack Dahm. “Our defensive effort today was poor. I was disappointed in that. I thought Jeff Pacha did a fine job. We didn’t play well enough behind him. I was happy with some of the guys that came in late in the game. They brought some energy; but I need that from everybody. We need to have much better effort.”
Two Hawkeyes recorded multi-hit games against the Jayhawks. Junior Kasey Carling went 2-for-3 with an RBI, tallying his second multi-hit contest of the year. Freshman Taylor Zeutenhorst notched his first career multi-hit contest, going 2-for-4. Sean Flanagan had two RBIs to lead the home team.
The Jayhawks grabbed an early lead, scoring two runs in the second inning. The visitors took advantage of three hits in the frame.
Kansas (16-17) added four runs in the fourth, one in the fifth, two in the sixth and three in the seventh to make the score 12-0.
Iowa (12-18) recorded four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, cutting the Jayhawk lead to 12-4. Carling’s first double of the season put the Hawkeyes on the board as Kyle Haen scored. Flanagan doubled down the right field line, scoring Carling and Patrick Harshman. With one away, Chett Zeise hit a sacrifice fly to right field, scoring Flanagan from third.
The Black and Gold notched a run in the bottom of the ninth on a RBI double by Harshman, making the final score, 12-5.
Pacha took the loss for Iowa. The senior pitched four innings. He surrendered six runs (five earned) on six hits. He struck out one. Ben Bergman, Patrick Brennan, Steve Hague and Kevin Lee saw action out of the Hawkeye bullpen.
Kansas starter Taylor Thomas earned his fourth win. He pitched seven innings, allowing no runs on six hits.
Iowa continues Big Ten play Friday when it hosts Indiana for a three-game set. First pitch of game one is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. It will be televised live on the Big Ten Network (HD). The Hawkeyes and Hoosiers will also play Saturday and Sunday at 1:05 p.m. each day. All games will be played at Duane Banks Field. Admission is $3 for adults, and free for UI students and youths.
|Kansas 12, Iowa 5||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|W: Thomas (KU) 4-1|
|L: Pacha (IOWA) 0-2|