KU to Play SEMO and Creighton at Best of the Midwest

April 24, 2006


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Tournament: Best of the Midwest
Matchup: Southeast Missouri State (15-22, 6-9 OVC) vs. Kansas (29-16, 9-9 Big 12)
Dates/Times: Tuesday, April 25, 3 p.m.
Matchup: Creighton (22-12, 7-8 MVC) vs. Kansas (29-16, 9-9 Big 12)
Dates/Times: Wednesday, April 26, 3 p.m.
Location: Kansas City, Kan.
Stadium: CommunityAmerica Ballpark (Home of the Kansas City T-Bones)
Capacity: 4,365
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: Kansas leads SEMO 6-0
Creighton leads Kansas 14-7
KU Coach: Ritch Price (12th season, 4th at Kansas)
Record: 348-331-2, 131-103-1 at KU
SEMO Coach: Mark Hogan (25th overall and 12th at SEMO)
Record: 724-543-3, 347-287-1 at SEMO
CU Coach: Ed Servais (12th season overall and 3rd at Creighton)
Record: 287-145-1, 105-53 at Creighton

Tuesday’s Starting Pitchers
Brendan McNamara, RHP, Jr., (1-1, 3.26 ERA)
Derek Herbig, LHP, Sr., (2-2, 5.45 ERA)

Wednesday’s Starting Pitchers
Nick Czyz, LHP, Fr., (2-1, 5.53 ERA)

Leading Off
The University of Kansas (29-16, 9-9 Big 12) will play Southeast Missouri State and Creighton at the Best of the Midwest Tournament at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan. KU and SEMO will face off Tuesday, April 25, before the Jayhawks face the Creighton Bluejays on Wednesday, April 26. Both games will start at 3 p.m.

Best of the Midwest Schedule
Tuesday, April 25

Kansas vs. SEMO 3 p.m.
Missouri vs. Creighton 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 26
Missouri vs. SEMO Noon
Kansas vs. Creighton 3 p.m.
Kansas State vs. Missouri State 7 p.m.

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Quick Hits
-Creighton’s head coach Ed Servais’ son, Joe, has signed a letter of intent to play baseball at the University of Kansas next year. Joe is a catcher at Garden City Community College.

-KU went 2-0 last season at the Best of the Midwest with a 12-11 win over New Mexico State and a 12-5 victory over Sacramento State.

-KU is 3-1 this season against teams from Missouri.

-KU is one win shy of posting its fourth-straight 30-win season.

-Don Czyz leads the NCAA and Big 12 in saves with 15.

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