Losing Streak Reaches Seven

Western Michigan saw its losing streak reach seven games in a 7-2 loss to 17th-ranked Kansas in non-conference action from Hoglund Ballpark. Kansas improved to 15-4 on the year, while WMU fell to 0-7. The Jayhawks have won both games of a four-game series.

For the third time on its spring trip, WMU seized an early lead, taking a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning when Adam Rosales scored on a throwing error by pitcher Kevin Wheeler. The Jayhawks responded with runs in the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh frames to notch its 10th win in 11 outings.

Zacharzewski singled twice, as did RF Tom Fabrizio as WMU matched its season-high for hits. "I thought we did a better job at the plate today," said WMU Head Coach Fred Decker. "We had only four strikeouts and did a better job of getting people on base."

Senior hurler Brad Mumma (0-2) worked five innings, allowing six earned runs on nine hits before giving way to Shawn Morrison. Wheeler, meanwhile, improved to 3-0 on the year.

The teams meet tomorrow afternoon at 1:00 p.m. CST. Left-hander pitcher J.R. Mathes (0-1) will start his second game of the year.

NOTES: Kansas is ranked 17th by Collegiate Baseball and 21st by Baseball America ... KU's Matt Tribble extended his hitting streak to 19 games ... redshirt freshman pitcher Kurt Van Dyken made his Bronco debut in an inning of relief work.

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