Former Jayhawk Records First MLB Hit

March 7, 2006


Former University of Kansas baseball player Travis Metcalf recorded his first hit in a Texas Rangers uniform this past weekend.

Playing thirdbase for the Rangers, Metcalf singled and scored in his only plate appearance against the Kansas City Royals on Friday, March 3, in Surprise, Ariz.

Metcalf followed up his first big league hit with an impressive performance the next day, also against the Royals. The Wamego, Kan., native had a two-run double to tie the game in the top of the eighth, then scored the go-ahead run on Joaquin Arias’ RBI single in the Rangers 9-8 victory.

After spending the 2005 season in High A for the Bakersfield Blaze, Metcalf was named the Texas Rangers Tom Grieve Minor League Player of the Year.

Recap of March 3 game.
Recap of March 4 game.