Saturday, February 22, 2020

KU baseball splits doubleheader with Charleston Southern


The Kansas baseball team split Saturday's doubleheader with Charleston Southern at Nielsen Field at CSU Ballpark.

KU's bats came alive in the first game of a doubleheader in a 13-4 win. The offense was shut down in a 1-0 loss in the nightcap. The Jayhawks are now 3-3 after dropping two of the first three games to the Buccaneers.

Nolan Metcalf clubbed a three-run homer in the top of the first of the first game to get KU's offense started.

After CSU (2-5) got a run in the second inning, Kansas struck back in the top of the third. Jack Wagner and Benjamin Sems were both brought in by a pair of back-to-back wild pitches by Charleston Southern’s starter Peyton Schofield.

A walk by Metcalf, a double by Skyler Messinger and a walk by Dylan Ditzenberger loaded the bases for Zach Hanna. He then roped a one-out single to right to bring in Metcalf. A sac fly by Anthony Tulimero scored Messinger and gave Kansas a comfortable 7-1 lead.

Seven Jayhawks recorded a hit. Sems and Metcalf recorded three RBIs each while Ditzenberger and Hanna each drove in two runs.

The series finale is slated to begin at noon Sunday.


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