February 27, 2024

Kansas Jayhawks Lose Opener to #2 Texas A & M


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Jacob House and Scott Arthur had two hits and three RBIs apiece and Daniel Mengden pitched 6 2-3 strong innings, leading two-time defending champion Texas A&M to a 10-4 victory over Kansas in the Big 12 tournament Wednesday.

The second-seeded Aggies (42-14) won their eighth game in a row and improved to 11-1 in May. They’ll play Thursday night against No. 6 Missouri. The No. 7 Jayhawks (22-34) play No. 3 Texas on Thursday afternoon. Texas A&M used a four-run fifth inning to break open the game. Mengden (3-3) was tagged for one unearned run. He gave up five hits, walked one and struck out five. Frank Duncan, who came in holding opponents to a .217 batting average, allowed seven runs on 10 hits in 5 2-3 innings. Tyler Naquin had four hits for the Aggies. Tucker Tharp, Jordan Dreiling and Michael Suiter had two hits each for Kansas.

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