Rice and K-State tied at 3-3 after six innings

May, 30, 2009
HOUSTON -- Kansas State took advantage of a critical Rice mistake to climb into a 3-3 tie after six innings.

The Wildcats tied the score in the sixth inning on a leadoff single from Carter Jurica. After advancing to second on a groundout, Jurica advanced to third when Rice pitcher Ryan Berry's pickoff throw sailed into center field.

Jurica would score from third later in the inning on a sacrifice fly by Justin Bloxom to tie the score.

Rice has notched nine hits against KSU pitcher A.J. Morris, but the All-American pitcher has wriggled out of several tough jams to shut out the Owls after allowing three runs in the first two innings. In the third inning, he extricated himself from a first-and-third jam with one out without a run scoring and also retired Jimmy Comerota with two outs in the sixth inning with Steven Sultzbaugh on third base.

Morris is at 87 pitches after six innings and Berry is at 91 pitches after six innings, so it will be interesting to see how long both pitchers continue in this tight game.



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