Kansas baseball sweeps Texas Southern in midweek matchup

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Behind a pair of brilliant starting pitching performances and a relentless offense, the Kansas baseball team secured a doubleheader sweep of Texas Southern Tuesday night at Hoglund Ballpark.

The Jayhawks (17-11) recorded a 8-1 victory in the first game before capping things off with a 8-0 win in the nightcap. The Tigers fell to 7-19 on the year after managing just one total run while being swept.

In the first game, Everhett Hazelwood started on the mound and gave Kansas six shutout innings. The righty struck out four and only gave up three hits on his way to earning his second win of the season.

Maui Ahuna led the way for Kansas offensively by going 3-for-5 from the plate with a RBI double. Tavian Josenberger went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and Anthony Tulimero went 2-for-3 with a run scored.

KU pitcher Steve Washilewski threw a gem in game two of the doubleheader, finishing with five scoreless innings while only allowing two base runners. Washilewski gave up one hit, walked one batter and struck out three more.

Brett Vosik led the Jayhawks offensively, driving in four runs and going 2-for-3 from the plate. Skyler Messinger and Josenberger both recorded multi-hit games, with Messinger scoring twice and driving in one.

Kansas will travel to Oklahoma for a three-game set this weekend.

Line scores for KU baseball vs. Texas Southern

Kansas 8, Texas Southern 1

Texas Southern 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 — 1 5 4

Kansas 0 0 3 0 5 0 0 0 0 — 8 12 0

Kansas 8, Texas Southern 0

Texas Southern 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 — 0 4 1

Kansas 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 X — 8 10 0