Another day, another great performance by the Kiddie Corps in a 6-1 victory. Texas showed off its great bullpen depth with three pitchers combining to hold Kansas to only one run on five hits as the Horns improved to 12-4 (2-0 Big XII).
Kenn Kasparek pitched well for 4.2 innings, and freshman Chance Ruffin pitched 3 perfect innings before being curiously ejected for throwing behind KU hitter Preston Land with two outs in the bottom of the eigth holding a 4-1 lead. Freshman sensation Stayton Thomas came on for the second straight day, recording the final four outs for the save.
I'll (Abram's at the Big XII tourney, so if he can go singular so can I) go into more depth in the series review, but some of the more interesting aspects of this series so far include: Kyle Russell batting eigth (still not hitting, still finding his way on base), Preston Clark playing left field, Slayton Thomas being your 2008 closer, and the continued beyond stellar play of Kiddie Corps leader Cameron Rupp.
The series concludes Sunday at 1 PM, with the Texas starter yet to be announced (my money's on Riley Boening).