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KU Baseball Weekly Update: 5.18.15

Jayhawks get locked into Big 12 cellar after dropping 2 of 3 to K-State

The weekend series with Kansas State got off to a disappointing start, and the Jayhawks were unable to recover, getting locked into the Big 12 cellar in the process.  As a result, the Jayhawk baseball season is ended; they will not be participating in the Big 12 Baseball Tournament next weekend.

Friday, May 15 - Kansas State 11, @ Kansas 0

In what was probably his worst outing of the season, budding pitching star Ben Krauth (5.1 IP, 8 H, 8 R, 4 BB, 2 K) faltered on the hill for the Jayhawks.  In fairness, not much went right for the Jayhawks on Friday evening, as KU committed three errors and only collected five hits on offense.  KU was "led" offensively by C Michael Tinsley (1/1, 2 BB).

Saturday, May 16 - Kansas State 6, @ Kansas 4

The Jayhawks took a 4-1 lead into the eighth inning, but SP Drew Morovick (7.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, BB, 3 K) stumbled in the eighth inning and CL Stephen Villines (2.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, BB, K) couldn't shut the door and the Wildcats rallied.  KU was led offensively by C Michael Tinsley (2/4, R, RBI).

Sunday, May 17 - @ Kansas 9, Kansas State 6

The Jayhawks found themselves trailing big in this one, down 5-0 going into the bottom of the fourth inning.  However, this time the Jayhawks rallied, tying the game in the fifth inning before taking the lead for good in the seventh inning.  Four Jayhawks had a multi-hit game, led by 1B Blair Beck (2/5, 2 R, 3 RBI, HR).  Five KU pitchers threw in the game, with Stephen Villines (2.0 IP, H, BB, K) proving effective this time in the final two innings.

Up Next

There is no up next - KU's season is completed.  The Jayhawks (23-32, 8-15) finished in sole possession of ninth (last) place in the Big 12, meaning they will be the lone squad not competing in the Big 12 Tournament.  Look from a season wrap-up from RCT within the next week or so.