Wednesday, May 19, 2021
The Kansas baseball team completed the season sweep of Missouri with a 9-8 victory at Taylor Stadium on Tuesday.
KU (29-24) held the lead through the majority of the game, but Missouri (14-34) never backed down. With a 9-7 lead in the ninth, the Tigers tallied a run before Logan Williams caught a MU runner attempting to steal second for the final out of the game.
Steve Washilewski earned the start and pitched into the fourth before giving the ball to Ryan Vanderhei, who earned the victory after throwing two scoreless frames. Ulane recorded his 10th save of the season after appearing in the eighth and pitching the ninth.
Skyler Messinger and Maui Ahuna both had four hits apiece to lead the way offensively. Ahuna tallied two doubles while going 4-for-6 with two runs scored. Messinger produced a career-high five RBIs on a 4-for-5 showing at the plate.
The Jayhawks scored three runs in the third and three runs in the fourth to take control of the contest.
Kansas will travel to Texas Tech for a three-game set this weekend to conclude the regular season.
KU 9, Missouri 8
Kansas 1 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 1 — 9 14 1
Missouri 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 2 1 — 8 11 4