Cal State Bakersfield Shuts Out Kansas

March 4, 2011


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Cal State Bakersfield pitcher Mike McCarthy tossed eight shutout innings allowing just three hits as the Roadrunners blanked Kansas, 12-0 at George Brett Field as part of the Coca Cola Surprise Classic Friday.

The Jayhawks drop their second game of the tournament after falling to UC Riverside in 10 innings on Thursday, and move to 4-5 overall. The Roadrunners improve to 9-2 after topping No. 7 Arizona State on Thursday.

Tanner Poppe pitched well for the first seven innings, but ran into trouble in the eighth. After an error, a single and a fly out opened the frame, Kevin Younger chased the starting pitcher with an RBI single to center field making the game 4-0. The Roadrunners scored the final eight runs off of the Jayhawk bullpen.

Poppe pitched 7 1/3 innings, allowing two earned runs on five hits with a walk and six strikeouts in suffering his first loss of the season.

KU’s offense was shut out for the first time since March of 2009, collecting just four hits for the second-straight game. Catcher Alex DeLeon led the team, going 2-for-3 with a pair of singles.

CSU Bakersfield starting pitcher held the Jayhawks to three hits over eight innings with four walks and six strikeouts.

The Jayhawks will look to bounce back Saturday when they take on No. 7 Arizona State at 6 p.m. CST at Surprise Stadium.