Tuesdays box score
KU 10, WSU 3
E Beck, Gillaspie, Simpson 2. DP WSU. LOB KU 13, WSU 6. 2B Smith (6), Beck (5), Wright 2 (8), Parker (7), Baker (6), Kihle (9). 3B Hernandez (2). S Eldredge. CS Dearman.
WP Ashford. HBP Suiter, Tharp (by Tyler); Wright (by Looney). Umpires home, Terry Harrison; first, Carlos Martinez; third, Bob Homolka. T 6:35 A 3,003.
In the right direction
Kansas has won four games in a row following a four-game losing streak that included a sweep at the hands of Oklahoma State, and the Jayhawks have done it mostly with offense, even though the streak started with a 1-0 win over Baylor.
KU has scored 28 runs in its last three games, evening its record in the Big 12 by completing the sweep of Baylor, then beating Wichita State for the fourth time in a row.
The Jayhawks hottest hitter has been second baseman Colby Wright. Tuesday, he sparked KUs four-run first inning against Cody Tyler with a walk, and he ended the night 4 for 4 with two doubles, a sacrifice bunt and was hit in the ninth.
It was good to get out early and be able to settle in when weve been struggling for runs this last month, Wright said. Thats always welcome. The goal is to score five, so when we do that we always have a good shot to win.
KUs next plays Texas Tech for a three-game series in Lawrence. The Red Raiders are in third place in the Big 12 at 11-7, two games ahead of the fifth-place Jayhawks. The following series is against sixth-place West Virginia.
Its coming at the right time of the season, Wright said. Coach (Ritch Price) always talks about getting hot at the right time, and it seems like were doing that. Two huge weekends coming up, so hopefully we can keep riding it.