Waco, Texas Sophomore left-hander Blake Weiman allowed only two runs over 6 1/3 innings, but it wasn’t enough as Kansas University fell to Baylor, 2-1, in Big 12 baseball Saturday.
Weiman (1-2) allowed eight hits and walked two.
“It was a well-pitched game on both sides,” KU coach Ritch Price said. “However, I thought the defense was sloppy on both sides. There were balls that should have been double-play balls that were dropped. It is not often you look at the scoreboard and see a 2-1 game and feel like both teams played poor defensively. I also think it speaks highly of both starting pitchers.”
Freshman third baseman Rudy Karre led Kansas with a 2-for-4 effort, driving in the lone KU run with the team’s only extra-base hit — a third-inning double. Senior right fielder Joe Moroney scored that run after reaching second base in the third inning on a fielder’s choice and an errant pickoff attempt.
Kansas (10-14, 1-3 Big 12) and Baylor (12-14, 2-3 Big 12) will conclude their series at 1 p.m. today.
Kansas 001 000 000 — 1 8 1
Bayor 100 000 10x — 2 11 2
W — Drew Tolson, 3-1. L — Blake Weiman, 1-2. Sv — Troy Montemayor, 5.
2B — Rudy Karre, KU; Steven McLean, BU.
KU highlights — Rudy Karre 2-for-4, RBI; Devin Foyle 2-for-4; Joe Maroney 1-for-4, R.