Surprise, Ariz. Offense was tough to come by Friday for Kansas University’s baseball team.
The Jayhawks mustered only three hits and were blanked, 12-0, by Cal State Bakersfield in the Surprise Classic.
KU’s offense was shut out for the first time in two years. Catcher Alex DeLeon led KU, going 2-for-3 with a pair of singles.
CSU Bakersfield pitcher Mike McCarthy tossed eight shutout innings and allowed three hits and four walks. He struck out six.
The Jayhawks fell to 4-5, while CSU Bakersfield improved to 9-2.
Kansas starter Tanner Poppe pitched 71⁄3 innings, allowing two earned runs on five hits with a walk and six strikeouts.
Kansas will take on No. 7 Arizona State at 6 p.m. today at Surprise Stadium.