Junior shortstop Matt McLaughlin is well aware Kansas’ offensive struggles this season. Entering Sunday’s game against Samford, the Kansas baseball team ranked last in the Big 12 in batting average, RBIs, and home runs. By Evan Riggs
The Kansas baseball team jumped on Creighton for two runs on three hits in the first inning, but the offense fizzled the rest of the way in its 7-3 loss to the Bluejays on Wednesday at Hoglund Ballpark.
Jackson Goddard allowed one hit in 7 1/3 innings, Owen Taylor hit a tiebreaking home run in the ninth inning, and Kansas defeated TCU, 4-3, in Big 12 baseball Sunday in Fort Worth, Texas.
TCU starter Jared Janczak retired Kansas’ first 22 batters in a 5-1 victory over the Jayhawks on Saturday night at Fort Worth, Texas.
Sophomore starter Jackson Goddard unleashed a roar and pounded his chest as he walked back to the dugout. His catcher, freshman Jaxx Groshans, was the first to greet Goddard with an approving high-five. The rest of the Kansas baseball team bombarded him with a flurry of fist bumps and other congratulatory responses.
Taylor Turski and Blake Weiman combined to pitch eight shutout innings, and Kansas baseball team defeated Houston Baptist, 2-1, in the first game of a doubleheader Friday at Hoglund Ballpark.
Kansas coasted its 13th straight regular-season Big 12 championship in what has become a rite of spring, running roughshod over what is touted as one of the toughest leagues in the country.
Kansas freshman Benjamin Sems walked right up to head baseball coach Ritch Price and apologized to him after Sunday’s series finale at Hoglund Ballpark.
Ritch Price became Kansas baseball’s all-time winningest coach when the Jayhawks defeated Northwestern State, 11-7, on Saturday at Hoglund Ballpark.
Kansas’ baseball team collected 15 hits in an 8-2 victory over Northwestern State on Friday at Hoglund Ballpark, and KU coach Ritch Price tied Floyd Temple as KU’s all-time winningest baseball coach.
Kansas baseball coach Ritch Price could tell right away that something was different from the moment the first pitch left the hand of freshman pitcher Ryan Zeferjahn. By Shane Jackson
Stanford completed a three-game sweep of Kansas’ baseball team with a 4-2 victory Sunday in Stanford, Calif.
Stanford’s baseball team shut out Kansas for the second straight day, winning a 5-0 decision over the Jayhawks on Saturday in Stanford, Calif.
Kansas’ baseball team had just one hit, a single by James Cosentino, in a 6-0 loss to Stanford on Friday night in Stanford, Calif.
Don’t expect the time-honored baseball tradition of smashing a shaving-cream pie into the face of a player being interviewed after the game to surface often at Hoglund Ballpark, home of the Kansas baseball team, this spring. This team is so young it’s not a given that all the players would know how to get the shaving cream out of the can.