On Monday afternoon, the Utah Utes ended the Kansas Jayhawks regular season on a dismal note with a 7-6 win in 13 innings at Salt Lake City. Utes batter Corey Hunt drilled a single in the bottom of the inning with two outs, sending home the game-winning run. The loss is Kansas’s sixth straight.
Kansas fell to 31-24 overall, while Utah improved to 20-29. Reliever Drew Morovick earned the loss for Kansas, while Luke West who pitched four innings of relief for Utah, got the win. Jayhawks starting pitcher Tanner Poppe lasted just over two innings, as he gave up four earned runs. Robert Kahana pitched four and 2/3rd’s innings of scoreless relief, before handing the ball over to Jordan Piche. The closer of the year contender, gave up two runs and five hits.
Braden Anderson who had two huge games on Saturday and Sunday, got one hit and two RBI’s for the Utes. Jacob Boylan and Alex DeLeon, both went for two RBI’s for the Jayhawks. Jordan Dreiling led the team with three hits.
Next up for Kansas is a meeting with West Virginia on Thursday in the Big 12 conference tournament. The Jayhawks are the sixth seed in the tournament, and West Virginia enters as the third. The game is scheduled for a 4:00 p.m. central time start and will be televised on Fox College Sports.
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