Wichita Wichita State had an answer for every Kansas University score, including a two-run eighth that lifted the Shockers to a 7-6 nonconference baseball victory over the Jayhawks on Tuesday at Eck Stadium.
Kansas (20-32-1) had three leads — at 1-0 in the top of the first 5-4 in the top of the sixth and at 6-5 in the top of the eighth, but WSU (20-33) either tied or went ahead in the bottom of each frame.
“It was a tough loss,” KU coach Ritch Price said. “Both teams had opportunities to score, and it seemed like the pitchers got into and out of trouble all night.”
Kansas will conclude its regular season with a three-game set Thursday-Saturday at Oklahoma State.
Kansas 100 004 010 — 6 9 1
Wichita State 300 101 02x — 7 13 1
W — Chase Williams, 1-5. L — Ryan Ralson, 1-1. Sv — John Hayes, 5.
2B — Joe Moroney, Devin Foyle, Colby Wright, KU; Travis Young, Mikel Mucha, Dayton Dugas, WSU. HR — Dugas.
KU highlights — Colby Wright 2-for-3, R, 2 RBIs; Joven Afenir 2-for-4, 4, RBI; Marcus Wheeler 1-for-1, RBI; Foyle 2-for-5, R, RBI; Moroney 1-for-3, 2 R.