Little Rock, Ark. Little Rock held Kansas University’s baseball team to four hits, and the Jayhawks dropped their season opener, 4-2, on Saturday.
Sophomore shortstop Matt McLaughlin drove in both of KU’s runs.
Senior Ben Krauth allowed four runs in five innings and took the loss.
“Ben Krauth had a tough day,” KU coach Ritch Price said. “He was behind in every inning and didn’t have good command of the fastball. He found a way to get through five innings.”
The Jayhawks will host Northern Colorado on Monday.
Kansas 002 000 000 — 2 4 1
Little Rock 020 020 00x — 4 7 0
W — Will Hazen (1-0). L — Ben Krauth (0-1). Save — Kennan Wingfield (1).
2B — Colby Wright, Rudy Karre, KU; Nick Gifford, LR. HR — Ryan Scott, LR.
Kansas highlights — Matt McLaughlin 1-for-4, 2 RBIs; Tommy Mirabelli 1-for-3, 1 run.