Jayhawks And Shockers Resume Sunflower Rivalry

April 12, 2005

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The University of Kansas baseball team will resume its in-state rivalry with Wichita State on Wednesday as the Jayhawks will travel to Wichita, Kan., to battle the Shockers at Eck Stadium in a 7 p.m. match-up.

The game is the second of four scheduled meetings between the schools, as KU kicked off the series by downing WSU, 13-6, on April 6 at Hoglund Ballpark in Lawrence.

In the first meeting between the schools, KU junior outfielder Gus Milner blasted a pair of three-run home runs in a 4-for-5 performance against the Shockers. Milner just missed accomplishing the rare feat of hitting for the cycle, as he collected a double and a single in the game. The Olathe, Kan., native continued his hot hitting in KU’s weekend series with Oklahoma as he added an inside-the-park home run to earn Big 12 Player of the Week honors.

Senior infielder Andy Scholl was also impressive at the plate against WSU, connecting on a three-run home run for his second long ball of the season.

Sophomore pitcher Sean Land will get the start for Kansas, as he has posted solid outings in his last two appearances. For the season, Land holds a 3-2 record and a 5.14 ERA with 42 strikeouts in 42 innings pitched.

Wichita State improved to 21-10 over the weekend as it swept Missouri Valley Conference opponent Illinois State at Eck Stadium. The Shockers will travel to Stillwater, Okla., on Tuesday to face off against the Oklahoma State Cowboys before returning home to host the Jayhawks on Wednesday.