Waco, Texas Kansas University stranded nine base-runners in dropping a 5-2 Big 12 baseball decision to Baylor on Sunday.
The Bears (13-14 overall, 3-3 Big 12) won the series, two games to one.
“Baylor found a way to get the two-out RBI,” KU coach Ritch Price said. “They get the two-out base hits and we didn’t, and that was the difference in the game.”
KU (10-15, 1-4) scored single runs in the first and eighth innings.
Baylor took the lead for good with a two-run second, added two in the sixth and an insurance run in the eighth.
Jackson Goddard (2-2) took the loss after surrendering four runs off four hits over 51⁄3 innings. He walked five and struck out two.
“I was pleased with Goddard today,” Price said. “When he gave up the two-spot, I really didn’t know if he was going to get out of the second inning. He got into the sixth inning, and he kept us in the game. … Today was a positive outing for him against a team that puts the ball in play.”
No Jayhawk had more than one hit. Devin Foyle went 1-for-5 with a home run, the Jayhawks’ only RBI.
KU will travel Wednesday to No. 16 Missouri State.
Kansas 100 000 010 — 2 8 0
Baylor 020 002 01x — 5 9 1
W — Kyle Hill, 1-1. L — Jackson Goddard, 2-2. Sv — Troy Montemayor, 6.
2B — Matt Menard, Justin Arrington, Baylor. HR — Devin Foyle, KU.
Kansas highlight — Foyle 1-for-5, HR.