Colby Wright hit a three-run triple during a four-run first inning, and Kansas University’s baseball team defeated Baker, 6-1, on Tuesday at Hoglund Ballpark.
“It was a great at-bat,” KU coach Ritch Price said of Wright’s hit. “He stayed inside the baseball and took the ball the other way. He crushed two balls later in the game that had a chance to be home runs that died in the wind.”
Hayden Edwards (1-0) pitched two hitless innings of relief for the victory.
“It was a tough day to hit and a great day to pitch,” Price said. “The wind was blowing in today as hard as I have ever seen it.”
The Jayhawks (11-15) will play at 6:30 p.m. today at Missouri State. Baker fell to 12-19.
Baker 010 000 000 — 1 4 2
Kansas 400 010 10x — 6 6 1
W — Hayden Edwards (1-0). L — Lake Johnson (0-3).
2B — Michael Tinsley, KU. 3B — Colby Wright, KU.
KU highlights — Tinsley 2-for-2, 1 run, 1 RBI; Owen Taylor 2-for-4; Wright 1-for-3, 1 run, 3 RBIs; Devin Foyle 1-for-2, 2 runs.