KU baseball trips Missouri State

Pinch-hitter Marcus Wheeler singled home two runs in the sixth inning to put Kansas ahead to stay, and the Jayhawks’ baseball team defeated Missouri State, 8-5, on Tuesday night at Hoglund Ballpark.

Matt McLaughlin homered and doubled for KU (23-22).

Missouri St. 120 101 000 — 5 10 2

Kansas 210 012 20x — 8 9 2

W — Chase Kaplan (3-0). L — Austin Knight (3-2). Save — Stephen Villines (12).

2B — Alex Jefferson, MS; Matt McLaughlin, Benjamin Sems, Owen Taylor, KU. HR — Hunter Steinmetz, MS; McLaughlin.

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