KU baseball splits series at USC Upstate

Backed by a strong showing by its bullpen to close the game, the Kansas baseball team defeated USC Upstate, 5-3, to split the four-game series at Cleveland Harley Baseball Park Monday afternoon in Valley Falls, S.C.

Sophomore lefty Daniel Hegarty, freshman Stone Parker, redshirt junior Blake Goldsberry and redshirt sophomore Jonah Ulane combined for 6 1/3 innings in relief, allowing a total of two runs off six hits.

Senior center fielder Rudy Karre led the offense with two RBIs and a run scored. Junior second baseman James Cosentino recorded a solo home run, while junior catcher Jaxx Groshans, who was named Big 12 player of the week on Monday afternoon, finished the day with a 1-for-1 effort that included an RBI and three walks.

With the cancellation of Wednesday’s contest against Omaha, Kansas will resume action against Texas Southern this weekend for a four-game series at Hoglund Ballpark.


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