The Fort Hays State baseball team was unable to come up with many timely hits Wednesday against William Jewell, stranding eight runners on base in an 11-1 loss. The Tigers are now 9-17 on the year, while the Cardinals move back to .500 at 8-8.
The Tigers collected seven hits in the loss, with runners reaching base in six different innings. Addison Kaasch got the afternoon started on a positive note, doubling down the left field line with one out in the top of the first. Wyatt Schulz pitched around the hit for the Cardinals, retiring the next two batters to strand Kaasch in scoring position.
William Jewell put up a three-spot in the home half of the first inning thanks to four singles and a walk. Zach Rothert (0-1) settled down after the first, retiring the side in order in the second and fourth innings while allowing a single run in the third.
Fort Hays State got one run back in the top of the fourth when Ryan Grasser was hit by a pitch with two outs. Jordan Wilkerson made Schulz pay for the mistake, sending a triple to deep center to score the Tiger second baseman.
The Tigers will return to action this weekend when they take on Southwest Baptist in a three-game conference series in Bolivar, Mo. First pitch is set for 2 p.m. all three days.