Kansas Baseball Travels to Oklahoma

April 7, 2005


LAWRENCE, Kan. – After thumping in-state rival Wichita State on Wednesday night, the University of Kansas baseball team jumps back into Big 12 action this weekend as it travels to Norman, Okla., to battle the Oklahoma Sooners in a three-game series at L. Dale Mitchell Park.

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The win over Wichita State gave KU a 22-11 record heading into the weekend. The Jayhawks are 2-4 in league play this season.

Junior centerfielder Gus Milner turned in an impressive performance against the Shockers, slamming a pair of home runs and collecting six RBI in a 4-for-5 effort at the plate. Senior first baseman Andy Scholl also went deep in the game as he connected on his second long ball of the season, a pinch-hit three-run home run in the fifth inning. Also in the contest, junior Jared Schweitzer extended his career-long hitting streak to eight games.

On the mound, senior Mike Zagurksi will take the hill for the Jayhawks in the series opener. Zagurksi has posted impressive performances in KU’s last two weekend series, but has received a no decision in each contest. Junior Kodiak Quick leads the Big 12 with seven wins this season, and will take the mound on Sunday in search of his first victory since March 20.

The Sooners are 17-11 overall this season and have compiled a 3-3 mark in conference action. Oklahoma dropped two of three games at Baylor last weekend after starting Big 12 play by taking a series from Texas A&M in Norman.

Last season, Oklahoma swept a three-game series with the Jayhawks at Hoglund Ballpark in Lawrence.

Kansas Jayhawks (22-11; 2-4 Big 12)


Oklahoma Sooners (17-11; 3-3 Big 12)

Site:L. Dale Mitchell Park (2,700) — Norman, Okla.

Game Time (CST):Friday (April 8), 7 p.m. — Saturday (April 9), 2 p.m. — Sunday (April 10), 1 p.m.

Rankings: Both Kansas and Oklahoma enter the series unranked

Coaches: Kansas head coach Ritch Price is 89-72-1 in his third year at KU and 306-299-1 in his 11th overall year of coaching at the Division 1 level. Oklahoma’s Larry Cochell is in his 14th season at the helm of the Sooners and has compiled a 511-336-1 record during that time. For his career Cochell has amassed a 1,307-794-3 record in 29 seasons.

Series Information:

OU leads 133-78-1

Media Coverage

Audio: KLWN (1320 AM)

Television: None

Gametracker: www.kuathletics.com