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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Kansas baseball falls to Iowa

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Kansas baseball (7-9) fell to Iowa (9-5) in the first of a two-game series, 8-0, on Tuesday evening at Duane Banks Field.

Cole Larsen made his third start for Kansas and pitched 3 1/3 innings with four strikeouts. Larsen ran into trouble in the bottom of the fourth and the Jayhawks handed the ball to Daniel Hegarty. He delivered 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief while striking out two batters.

Ryan Vanderhei, Marc Mendel and Manny Miles made their first appearance as Jayhawks, pitching a combined three innings of relief. Vanderhei pitched two scoreless innings, while allowing only one hit. Nolan Metcalf led the offense with a 2-for-3 performance and a double in the seventh inning. Anthony Tulimero and Skyler Messinger each recorded a hit, while Benjamin Sems tallied a walk.

Kansas will face Iowa at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

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