Stanford, Calif. Kansas University stranded five base-runners in the first two innings and ultimately fell to Stanford, 6-2, in nonconference baseball on Sunday afternoon.
The Cardinal (10-5) thus completed a three-game sweep of the Jayhawks (7-11).
“I thought our bats were much better today than they were on Friday and Saturday,” KU coach Ritch Price said. “You have to tip your hat to their defense, though. They made some great plays. We just couldn’t find that clutch hit to drive in runs.”
Each team had eight hits, but Stanford made the most if its.
Matt McLaughlin and Michael Tinsley each went 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Jayhawks.
Blake Weiman (1-1) took the loss after allowing five earned runs off five hits over 61⁄3 innings, with a walk and two strikeouts.
Kansas will play at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Creighton.
Kansas 100 000 100 — 2 8 1
Stanford 003 001 20x —6 8 1
W — Andrew Summerville, 2-1. L — Blake Weiman, 1-1.
2B — Matt McLaughlin, TJ Martin, KU; Tommy Edman, Nico Hoerner, Stanford. HR —Brandon Wulff, Duke Kinamon, Stanford.
Kansas highlights —McLaughlin 2-for-4, RBI; Michael Tinsley 2-for-4, RBI.