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Road struggles continue for Wichita State baseball in 10th consecutive away loss against Kansas

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Bryan Chavez
Freshman Camden Johnson slides into third base on April 3 against KU. Johnson had three hits in the game.

On Wednesday, Wichita State’s baseball team traveled to Lawrence, Kansas, and met a flock of Jayhawks during an 8-1 loss against the University of Kansas. The loss against the Jayhawks is the 10th straight loss on the road for the Shockers this season.

Wichita State dropped to 22-25 overall and 5-13 away from home. Kansas’ record improved to 26-15 overall.

In the first inning, junior Derek Williams managed a two-out double but freshman Kam Durnin grounded out to third to retire the side. The Shockers wouldn’t find a hit in innings two, three, four and five.

The game was scoreless until the fourth inning, when the Jayhawks took a 3-0 lead. In the sixth, Wichita State made its second hit of the game as freshman Camden Johnson hit a lead-off single, followed by three straight outs.

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Kansas scored another run in its half of the sixth inning to make the score 4-0. In the seventh inning, the Shockers went 1-2-3 and the Jayhawks tacked on its last four runs with the help of a three-RBI home run by redshirt junior Collier Cranford.

The teams failed to record a hit in the eighth inning and during the ninth, Wichita State scored its only run to decide the final score. Redshirt junior Jordan Rogers led off the ninth inning with a triple to left field, and senior Dayvin Johnson drove in Rogers on a sacrifice flyout.

Sophomore Caleb Anderson earned his fourth loss on the mound this season, giving up two runs on three hits and striking out one batter in 1 ⅓-innings pitched.

The Shockers hit 3-for-29, an average of .103 against Kansas, a season-low in hits.

Wichita State baseball will round out its five-game road trip with a series over the weekend at the University of Texas at San Antonio. The first pitch is scheduled for Friday at 6 p.m.

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Owen Prothro
Owen Prothro, Assistant Sports Editor
Owen Prothro is the assistant sports editor for The Sunflower. Prothro uses he/him pronouns. This is Prothro's second semester on staff. Prothro is pursuing a degree in journalism and media production. Prothro's dream job is to be an in-the-field reporter for the Disc Golf Pro Tour.
Bryan Chavez
Bryan Chavez, Photographer
Bryan Chavez is a first-year photographer for The Sunflower. He is a freshman at Wichita State, majoring in Journalism and Media Production. Chavez is from Dallas, Texas, and wants to pursue a career as a professional sports photographer. Chavez's pronouns are he/him.

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