No. 16 Texas A&M Downs KU Baseball
April 3, 2005
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The University of Kansas baseball team fell to No. 16 Texas A&M, 7-5, Sunday at Olsen Field in College Station, Texas.
With the loss, KU's record this season falls to 22-12 overall and 2-4 in Big 12 play, while Texas A&M improves to 22-10 overall and 4-5 in league play.
Kansas took an early lead for the third time in the series as it pushed across a run in top of the second inning on an RBI single from freshman designated hitter Brock Simpson. After Texas A&M starter Chance Corgan issued a pair of walks and a wild pitch that put runners on the corners with two outs, Simpson stepped to the plate and drove in his ninth run of the season.
The Aggies were able to take the lead in the bottom of the fifth inning as they plated three runs on three hits off of KU starter Kodiak Quick to open a 3-1 advantage. The first three A&M batters of the inning reached on hits.
Quick (7-3) picked up the loss throwing 5 2/3 innings and allowing three runs on seven hits.
Junior center fielder Gus Milner led off the top of the seventh inning with a triple and came around to score the Jayhawks' second run of the game on a sacrifice fly from senior catcher Sean Richardson.
In the bottom of the seventh, Texas A&M was able to plate a pair of runs to increase its lead to 5-3.
After the Aggies scored two more runs in the bottom of the eighth inning off of KU reliever Don Czyz, Kansas came to bat in the top of the ninth inning need four runs to tie the game.
After a Richardson single led off the inning, senior Mike Dudley connected on his second home run of the season, a two-run shot to right field to cut the Aggie lead to 7-5, but the Jayhawks could not complete the comeback.
Kansas is back in action Wednesday as it hosts in-state rival No. 20 Wichita State in a 7 p.m. match-up at Hoglund Ballpark.