Kansas Baseball to Play Four Games at Jayhawk Classic

May 11, 2006


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Teams: Kansas (33-21), Bradley (22-24) and Northern Colorado (15-29)
Dates/Times: (Check for final Boxscores)
Friday, May 12
Bradley vs. Northern Colorado, 2 p.m. **Free admission

Bradley at Kansas, 7 p.m.GameTrackerSaturday, May 13
Bradley at Kansas, 1 p.m. **Free admissionGameTracker Northern Colorado at Kansas, 7 p.m.GameTrackerSunday, May 14
Northern Colorado at Kansas, 1 p.m.GameTracker
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Stadium: Hoglund Ballpark (2,500)
Internet: GameTracker at KUathletics.com (All Jayhawk Classic games)
Radio: KLWN (1320 AM) and online at KUathletics.com
Brian Hanni and Jud Easterday
Series: KU leads UNC 2-1 and trails Bradley 14-7
KU Coach: Ritch Price (12th season, 4th at Kansas)
Record: 352-336-2, 135-108-1 at KU

Probable Pitchers
Bradley at KU, Friday, May 12, 7 p.m.

Kodiak Quick, RHP, Sr. (8-4, 3.61 ERA)
Brandon Magee, RHP, Sr., (7-3, 2.40 ERA)

Bradley at KU, Saturday, May 13, 1 p.m.
Sean Land, LHP, Jr., (5-6, 5.37 ERA)
Collin Walker, RHP, Sr., (1-5, 3.84 ERA)

UNC at KU, Saturday, May 13, 7 p.m.
Nick Czyz, LHP, Fr. (3-2, 4.69 ERA)
Evan Lynn, LHP, Sr. (1-1, 4.31 ERA)

UNC at KU, Sunday, May 14, 1 p.m.
Ricky Fairchild, RHP, Sr. (5-5, 5.67 ERA)
Roy Allen, Sr., RHP or Chris Johns, Sr., LHP

Leading Off
KU will play four games at the Jayhawk Classic at Hoglund Ballpark this weekend. Northern Colorado and Bradley will play the first game of the Classic at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 12 while KU and Bradley will meet that night at 7 p.m. Kansas will then play two games on Saturday. KU’s first game will be at 1 p.m. against Bradley with a nightcap against UNC at 7 p.m. The Classic will conclude with a 1 p.m. game between the Jayhawks and UNC at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Free Admission
Friday’s Bradley vs. Northern Colorado (2 p.m.) and Saturday’s Bradley vs. Kansas (1 p.m.) games will be free admission.

Up Next
Kansas will conclude its regular season with a critical home Big 12 series against Texas A&M. The first game of the series will start at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 19 with game two set for 6 p.m on May 20. Sunday’s season finale will start at 1 p.m. and will include senior day ceremonies. Sunday’s game will also be broadcast by Metro Sports.

A Look at Bradley
After suffering a doubleheader sweep to Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Braves enter the Jayhawk Classic with a 22-24 record. Outfielder Dan Brewer leads the team with a .340 average and 14 doubles. Brandon Magee (7-3, 2.40) leads a pitching staff that carries a 4.16 team ERA.

A Look at Northern Colorado
The Bears are coming to Lawrence after two hard fought losses at Wichita State on Wednesday. UNC dropped the first game of the twin bill, 2-1, then lost 5-4 in 14 innings in the night cap. Despite the loss, Northern Colorado is no stranger to winning games against ranked teams this season. UNC has defeated then No. 2 Nebraska, 5-2, and No. 12 Arkansas, 4-2, on the road.
Third baseman Brennan Garr is the Bears top hitter with a .333 avenge. Designated hitter Zach Harris leads the team with 11 home runs and 42 RBI. UNC is 8-21 on the road and 5-7 at home this season.

Quick Hits
-Kansas is 10-0 at Hoglund Ballpark in non-conference games this year

-Senior RHP Kodiak Quick is a perfect 4-0 with a 2.77 ERA in games at Hoglund Ballpark this season and 10-2 during his two season’s at KU.

-LHP Sean Land has struck out eight batters and allowed no runs in his last two appearances (6.1 IP).

-Sophomore Brock Simpson has reached base safely in 14 of his last 15 ball games and is batting .373 (22-for-59) during the stretch.

-Sophomore John Allman is batting .426 (23-for-54) against LHP this season.

-Freshman Preston Land is hitting .422 (19-for-45) with 2-outs in an inning.

-Batters are hitting .149 with runners on base against freshman LHP Nick Czyz.

-Kansas is two conference wins shy of matching the school record for wins in the Big 12 set in 1997.

-In his 27 appearances covering 48.0 innings, senior RHP Don Czyz has allowed just 2 home runs.

-Turn to page 6 of the game notes for more information on senior closer Don Czyz.