On Saturday afternoon at Hoglund Park, pitching ruled as Kansas starting pitcher Wes Benjamin and Texas starter Dillion Peters each manned the mound. Peters did just enough as Texas defeated Kansas, 2-1 ending the Jayhawks four-game winning streak.
Texas improved to 19-14 on the season, while Kansas fell to 21-13 overall, and 6-5 in Big 12 conference play.
Mark Payton reached first base off a walk in the second inning, and then was brought home later on in the inning, handing Texas the early 1-0 lead. First baseman Ty Marlow scored in the third inning, making the scoreboard read 2-0 in favor of the road team. Kansas managed to get something going finally in the eighth inning off Peters, with catcher Ka’iana Eldredge being brought home thanks to a hit from Trevor Tharp. Though, Peters was able to stop the bleeding at this, earning the complete game win after shutting down the Jayhawks in the ninth.
The two teams meet up for game three of the series on Sunday, with the action beginning at 1:00 p.m. central time. The game is available on Jayhawk All-Access.
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