Salt Lake City Kansas University baseball isn’t exactly surging into the postseason.
They Jayhawks’ losing streak hit five on Sunday with a 13-6 setback at Utah with just one regular-season game remaining before the Jayhawks (31-23) open the Big 12 tournament on Wednesday against West Virginia.
Sunday, Utah (19-29) banged 16 hits off four KU pitchers and won handily despite committing five errors.
The teams played to a 2-all tie through the first inning before the Utes pulled away with three in the third, four in the fourth and another run in the fifth.
Wes Benjamin (4-6) took the loss after surrendering seven runs — four earned — off six hits over 31⁄3 innings.
Dalton Carroll (4-7) won by allowing three runs — none earned — off four hits over 61⁄3 innings.
Connor McKay was Kansas’ only multiple hitter. He went 2-for-4 with a triple, a run and an RBI.
Braden Anderson led the Utes. He was 4-for-5 with three runs and three RBIs, and Tyler Relf was 3-for-4 with four runs and two RBIs.
The series will conclude with a single game at 1 p.m. today at Spring Mobile Stadium.
Kansas 200 000 112 — 6 9 2
Utah 203 410 21x — 13 16 5
W — Dalton Carroll, 4-7. L —Wes Benjamin, 4-6.
2B — Alex DeLeon, KU; Braden Anderson, Tyler Relf, Konnor Armijo, Cody Scaggari, Utah. 3B — Connor McKay, KU; Cory Hunt, Utah.
Kansas highlight — McKay 2-for-4, R, RBI.