On Sunday, the Kansas Jayhawks baseball team finished the weekend on a positive note with a 6-3 win over Nevada. The win today capped off a weekend that saw the Jayhawks win 2 of 3 over the Wolfpack out of the WAC in Mesa, Arizona.
On Friday in game one, the Jayhawks defeated Nevada, 11-4. A barrage of eight runs in the eighth inning was too much for a pesky Nevada team to keep pace with in the loss. Kansas jumped on Nevada with three runs in the second inning only to have Nevada answer this with three runs of their own in the fourth inning. Both teams traded runs in the sixth inning, then Kansas went wild in the eighth. Senior shortstop Kevin Kuntz led the way for Kansas hitting 3-5 including a big two-run single in the eighth. Ace pitcher Frank Duncan gave up three earned runs in six innings and eight hits.
On Saturday, the Wolfpack came back with a great 2-1 win over Kansas. The Jayhawks despite three hits in four at bats for freshman Jacob Boylan, couldn’t come up with the big hit in the game. 10 Jayhawks were left stranded as Nevada’s starting pitcher Tyler Wells gave up seven hits and no earned runs in six innings. Kansas pitcher Wes Benjamin pitched just over five innings, giving up nine hits and two earned runs.
Next up for Kansas is another meeting with Nevada on Monday, followed by Northwestern in a three-game series beginning next Friday in Lawrence.
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