The University of Kansas baseball team suffered a crushing loss to Northwestern State Sunday afternoon after making a comeback in the end of the 9th inning.
The loss marked the Jayhawks’ seventh of the season. The series with the Demons ended 2-1 after the extra-inning affair.
Most of the offensive production for the Jayhawks came from their freshman. Jaxx Groshans and Brett Vosik hit a combined 5 for 8 with 4 RBIs. When Kansas was down by two with 2 outs in the 9th with men on second and third, Groshans came up clutch in the big moment with a 2 run single to tie up the game.
“Obviously I was really happy for Jaxx, the freshman, the clutch up and hit a 2 run single like that and tie it,” coach Ritch Price said.
Groshans was also asked about his 2-run single following the game.
“Right before my at bat I told coach that these are the moments that I live for,” Groshans said.
That two run single was not enough for Kansas to get the victory as Northwestern State capitalized on a booted ground ball by third baseman Benjamin Sems.
Sems was also the man that scored the tying run in the ninth.
That error was the only run in the tenth. The Jayhawks were not able to make another comeback.
KU will have two days off before they play at home against Omaha on Wednesday.