Jayhawks Host USM on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

May 1, 2006

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Matchup: University of Saint Mary at Kansas (32-18, 10-11 Big 12)
Dates/Times: Tuesday, May 2, 7 p.m.
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Stadium: Hoglund Ballpark
Capacity: 2,500
Internet: GameTracker at KUathletics.com
Radio: No radio
KU Coach: Ritch Price (12th season, 4th at Kansas)
Record: 351-333-2, 134-105-1 at KU
Promotions:
Tuesday– The first 500 fans will receive Jayhawks Pom Pons. Two for One Ticket Offer (purchase one ticket at full price and get one ticket of equal or lesser value free.)

Leading Off
The University of Kansas (32-18, 10-11 Big 12) will host the University of Saint Mary in a mid-week tilt on Tuesday, May 2 at 7 p.m. The Jayhawks are coming off a 3-2 week including a victory on Sunday against No. 8 Oklahoma.

Up Next
Kansas will travel to Austin, Texas, to face the Longhorns in a three-game Big 12 series beginning on Friday, May 5 at 6:15 p.m. The Longhorns are currently in second place in the Big 12. Last season in Lawrence, the Jayhawks won two of three games against Texas in a series shown nationally on ESPNU.

Quick Hits
-Kansas is 15-4 at Hoglund Ballpark this season and 6-0 in mid-week games at “The Hog.”

-With their 10th Big 12 victory on Sunday, the Jayhawks have now won double-digit games in back-to-back years for the first time in Big 12 play and fourth time total.

-Kansas is 7-0 this season when scoring 10+ runs and 12-0 when holding its opponents to 2 runs or less.

-The Jayhawks are 26-3 when they out-hit the opponent and 27-0 when leading after the 8th inning.

-KU has scored its most runs in the fourth inning (55) and least amount of runs in the first inning (25).

NCAA Record Watch
While already leaving their mark on the KU career record book, seniors Don Czyz and Ritchie Price have started to put their name into the NCAA record books:
– Czyz’ 117 pitching appearances ranks 19th all-time
– Czyz’ 114 relief appearances ranks 17th all-time
– Price’s 51 hit by a pitch ranks 21st all-time

Leader of the Nation
As of Monday, senior closer Don Czyz led the nation in saves. Here is a look at the top 5.
Rk. School Name Saves
1. Kansas Don Czyz 15
2. Oregon State Kevin Gunderson 14
2. Mercer Andrew Urena 14
2. The Citadel Link Saunders 14
5. Stetson Robbi Elsemiller 13