Jayhawks Hit the Road for Big 12 Series with Oklahoma State

April 12, 2006


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Matchup: Kansas (24-13, 6-6 Big 12) at Oklahoma State (19-11, 3-6 Big 12)
Friday, April 14, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 15, 2 p.m.
Sunday, April 16, 1 p.m.
Location: Stillwater, Okla.
Stadium: Reynolds Stadium
Capacity: 4,000
Internet: GameTracker at KUathletics.com
Radio: KLWN (1320 AM) and online at KUathletics.com
Pre-game show starts 15 minutes before first pitch
Brian Hanni and Jud Easterday
Series: OSU leads 124-46
KU Coach: Ritch Price (12th season, 4th at Kansas)
Record: 343-328-2, 126-100-1 at KU
OSU Coach: Frank Anderson (3rd season overall and at OSU)
Record: 91-60 overall and at OSU

Probable Starters

Sean Land, LHP, Jr.
Matt Gardner, RHP, So.
Ricky Fairchild, RHP, Sr.
Brae Wright LHP, Sr., 3-2 5.54
Kodiak Quick, RHP, Sr.
Charles Benoit, LHP, So.

Leading Off
The University of Kansas returns to Big 12 action with a three-game series against Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Okla. The first game of the series will be Friday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Quick Hits
-KU has won eight of its last 11 games.

-Kansas is off to its best start in Big 12 play since going 7-5 after 12 games in 1997.

-KU is ranked 32nd in the RPI compiled by www.boydsworld.com.

-The Jayhawks gave up their first 9th-inning run of the year Wednesday against NDSU.

-Wednesday against North Dakota State, senior Ritchie Price played in his 224 game of his career, tying him for the school record for games played with Brent Wilhelm (1992-95).

-Senior Ritchie Price is one hit shy of tying the KU school record for career hits, 274, set by Darryl Monroe (1991-94).

-Don Czyz leads the NCAA and Big 12 in saves with 12.

-Don Czyz leads the Big 12 in saves (12) and ERA (1.43)

-Kodiak Quick’s three victories over conference foes are good for first along with two others (Ryan LaMotta from Baylor and Kyle McCulloch from Texas).

-Gus Milner’s 38 RBI rank fourth in the Big 12 conference.

-John Allman’s .429 batting average in conference play ranks seventh among league leaders.

A Look at Oklahoma State
The Cowboys enter its fourth Big 12 series with a 3-6 record. OSU was swept on the road by Baylor last weekend and Texas to start conference play but did the sweeping against Texas A&M from March 31-April 2. OSU carries an 11-2 record at Reynolds Stadium this season.
As a team, the Cowboys are hitting at a .322 clip with 39 long balls. The OSU pitching staff carries a 5.08 ERA but has yet to record a save on the season.