Kansas and Kansas State Meet in Sunflower Series

April 20, 2006


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Matchup: Kansas State (23-10-1, 3-8-1 Big 12) vs./at Kansas (27-15, 7-8 Big 12)
Friday, April 21, 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 22, 2 p.m.
Sunday, April 23, 1 p.m.
Location: Lawrence, Kan. (Friday only)
Stadium: Hoglund Ballpark (2,500)
Location: Manhattan, Kan. (Saturday and Sunday)
Stadium: Tointon Family Stadium (2,331)
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
TV: Sunday’s game at K-State will air live on Fox Sports Net
Series: KU leads 154-151-1
KU Coach: Ritch Price (12th season, 4th at Kansas)
Record: 346-330-2, 129-102-1 at KU
Promotions: Friday– 25 cent hot dogs (while supplies last) and Biggest Group Day.

Probable Starters:

Sean Land, LHP, Jr. (4-6, 5.17 ERA)
Brad Hutt, RHP, So. (5-2, 4.10 ERA)
Ricky Fairchild, RHP, Sr., (4-4, 5.40 ERA)
Adam Cowart, RHP, Sr., (5-3, 3.13 ERA)
Kodiak Quick, RHP, Sr., (7-2, 3.28 ERA)
Chase Bayuk, LHP, So., (5-2, 3.92 ERA)

Leading Off
The University of Kansas (27-15, 7-8 Big 12) and Kansas State University (23-10-1, 4-4-1 Big 12) will meet in a three-game Big 12 series this weekend. The series opener will be played at Hoglund Ballpark, Friday, April 21 at 7 p.m. before switching to Manhattan for Saturday (2 p.m.) and Sunday (1 p.m.) tilts. Sunday’s game will be shown live on Fox Sports Net.

Quick Hits
-Kansas won both of its mid-week games by a combined score of 33-11.

-Kansas is 12-3 this season in games decided by a two runs or less.

-Ritch Price is 6-3 against Kansas State and 5-1 against Brad Hill. KU is 4-1 against KSU at Hoglund Ballpark under Price.

-KU is 3-1 this season and 20-9 against Kansas schools under Coach Price.

-Don Czyz leads the NCAA and Big 12 in saves with 13.

-Closer Don Czyz was one of 30 players named to the NCBWA Stopper of the Year mid-season watch list this week.

-Senior Matt Baty has a season long seven game hit streak in tact.

-Freshman Preston Land is tied with Mark Moore (1989) for the most home runs by a KU freshman (7).

-In each of the past four Sunday’s, KU seniors Kodiak Quick’s and Don Czyz have earned the win and save, respectively, as the Jayhawks are 4-1 on Big 12 Sunday’s this year.