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.
Just over a month ago, the Kansas baseball team was five games under .500, and a lack of plate discipline was one of the biggest culprits. Fast-forward to Sunday, and the Jayhawks are now five games over .500 (27-22) and have turned that weakness into a strength.
Early in Saturday’s doubleheader, Kansas baseball looked like a team playing its sixth game in seven days, as well as its second doubleheader in that time frame. Coach Ritch Price noted the velocity of a lot of his pitchers was down from earlier in the week, and freshman James Cosentino admitted the team was worn out.
Kansas’ baseball team scored 11 runs in the fourth inning and defeated Texas Southern, 20-4, on Friday night at Hoglund Ballpark.
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.
On the heels of a disappointing, could-have-won Game 2 loss to Baylor at Hoglund Ballpark on a gloomy and wet Sunday afternoon, the Kansas baseball team needed a big time effort from someone in the Sunday afternoon finale to salvage the series. By Matt Tait
Trailing by a run in the bottom of the eighth inning Friday, the Kansas baseball team had everything set up for a late-inning comeback against Baylor.
Any day that Jackson Goddard is scheduled to pitch for the Jayhawks projects as a good one and those days fall every week on Saturday, the middle day of three-game Big 12 series. By Tom Keegan
The development of every baseball player making the jump to a more difficult level follows a different path, but with 28 years of experience in the college game, Kansas coach Ritch Price does see patterns develop and knows when to start looking for progress.
Oklahoma scored two runs in the eighth inning to erase a Kansas lead, and the Sooners defeated KU, 7-6, in Big 12 baseball Sunday in Norman, Okla.
Jackson Goddard allowed two runs and struck out seven in seven innings, and Kansas’ baseball team defeated Oklahoma, 5-2, on Saturday in Norman, Okla.
Kansas baseball coach Ritch Price believes sophomore Jackson Goddard is one of the best pitchers in the nation when Goddard is at his best.
Kansas’ baseball team score five runs in the sixth inning to erase a four-run deficit and defeated Oklahoma State, 6-5, on Friday night at Hoglund Ballpark.
Oklahoma State scored at least one run in each of the first six innings and defeated Kansas, 11-6, in Big 12 baseball Thursday night at Hoglund Ballpark.