It was the second time Bryce Montes de Oca went through the Major League Baseball Draft process, but it was still the same amount of joy for Lawrence High coach Brad Stoll.
Conner VanCleave isn’t like most athletes packed with baseball potential. For one thing, he stands 6-foot-7. For another, he plays three sports. Also, he’s not easy to label. Is he a pitcher? A first baseman? An outfielder? Yes, yes and yes. Give him a ball and he’ll have a ball playing with it until the classroom bell or dinner bell rings. By Tom Keegan
University of Kansas shortstop Matt McLaughlin and Lawrence native Bryce Montes de Oca heard their names called during the third day of the Major League Draft on Wednesday.
After combining to lead the Kansas bullpen all season, pitchers Blake Weiman and Stephen Villines were both picked in the Major League Baseball Draft on Tuesday.
Brian Howard pitched a four-hit shutout, and TCU defeated Kansas, 6-0, to knock the Jayhawks out of the Big 12 baseball tournament Friday night in Oklahoma City.
Texas used a complete game from freshman right-hander Nolan Kingham to escape with a 5-4 victory Thursday night over Kansas at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City.
Kansas used a four-run eighth inning and a strong start from left-hander Taylor Turski to upset TCU, 7-3, in the first round of the Big 12 baseball tournament Wednesday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City.
Kansas’ baseball team concluded its regular season with a 9-4 loss to Texas Tech on Saturday in Lubbock, Texas.
Texas Tech broke a tie with a four-run fifth inning, then added six runs in the sixth and defeated Kansas, 16-4, in Big 12 baseball Friday night in Lubbock, Texas.
Texas Tech slammed 15 hits, five for extra bases, and drew five walks to win the opener of a three-game baseball series in Lubbock against Kansas, 10-6.
Severe weather resulted in the cancellation of Kansas' nonconference baseball game against Creighton in Omaha scheduled for Tuesday. The game will not be made up.
The Kansas baseball team may have lost the series finale with K-State, 10-3 on a sunny Sunday at Hoglund Ballpark, but the end of the Jayhawks' eight-game winning streak did not leave them feeling like it was the end of the world thanks to victories in the first two games of the series, which gave KU its first series win over the Wildcats since 2014. By Matt Tait
Down three runs, KU’s seven-game winning streak appeared in danger before junior shortstop Matt McLaughlin stepped into the batter’s box with the bases loaded and no outs. The No. 3 hitter cracked a game-tying, three-run double down the left-field line, setting the stage for a 6-4 comeback victory. By Benton Smith
Tie ballgame, bottom of the eighth inning at Hoglund Ballpark in the Sunflower Showdown. Two balls, two strikes, two outs, two men on base, too much work left to be done to convince the NCAA baseball tournament selection committee to grant an at-large bid to Kansas for the Jayhawks to let this opportunity slip away.
When Taylor Turski was 10, he told his father he wanted to play baseball in the Big 12. When he was 13, he told his dad he couldn’t wait to turn 18, so that he could begin the process of covering himself in tattoos. When he was 21, nearly three full years from last having thrown a baseball, he told his father he wanted to resume his baseball career.