Austin, Texas — Sean Richardson's grand slam in the ninth inning wasn't enough as Kansas University dropped a 6-5 thriller to No. 2-ranked Texas on Saturday at Disch-Falk Field.
After having no luck against Texas starter Sam LeCure (seven strikeouts, three hits in 71/3 innings), the Jayhawks came alive in the ninth. A.J. Van Slyke, Matt Baty and Ritchie Price smashed three straight singles off J. Brent Cox.
Cox struck out Ryan Baty and Travis Metcalf, leaving the bases loaded with two outs and UT up, 6-0. Matt Tribble slapped an RBI single for KU's first run.
Richardson then slammed a 1-2 pitch over the left-field wall for his second grand slam of the season, his 12th homer overall.
The Longhorns went to reliever Huston Street, who retired Andy Scholl on a line smash to center for the final out of the game.