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Baseball Falls to Kansas, 4-1




April 13, 1998

LAWRENCE, Kansas -- Texas Tech's offense mustered only seven hits and one run as Kansas took advantage and defeated the Red Raiders 4-1 Saturday at Hoglund Maupin Stadium. The loss drops Texas Tech to 28-13 overall and 9-7 in the Big 12 while Kansas improves to 17-17 overall and 4-10 in the Big 12 Conference.

Ward (4-4) pitched a complete game eight innings and allowed only eight hits and four runs (four earned). He struck out 14 batters and walked three. Ward has received next to no offensive support as Tech has scored one run for Ward in his last 18 innings pitched.

Ward broke the Texas Tech career strikeouts record held by four-year player Ruben Garcia from 1970-1973 of 304 strikeouts. Ward, who is in his third year at Texas Tech, needed only seven strikeouts to surpass the record. He got 14 and now has 312 strikeouts for his career.

At the plate, Brennan Burns led the Red Raiders with a 2-4, one RBI performance.

Kansas finished with eight hits and four runs. Josh Dimmick hit a one-run home run, Sparky Wilhelm drove in a run on an RBI single and Clint Wyrick drove home an RBI on a double.

LINESCORE                  R  H  E
Texas Tech  001  000  000  1  7  1
Kansas      100  100  11x  4  8  1

TTU: Ward and Bard. KU: Schriner, Schuster (7) and Bailey (8) and Dimmick.

WP: Schriner (KU) 3-3. LP: Ward (TTU) 4-4. Save: Bailey (1).

Doubles: TTU- Ginter (18); KU- Wyrick (12), O'Neal (6). Triples: None. Home Runs: KU- Dimmick (6). TOG: 2:40. Att: 767.



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