Metcalf Shines in Minor League All-Star Game

Aug. 4, 2004

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Former Kansas student-athlete Travis Metcalf continues to excell in in his post-KU baseball career, as he helped spark the Eastern Division All-Stars to a 6-4 come from behind victory in the first-ever Northwest League All-Star game at Avista Staduim in Spokane, Wash.

Metcalf entered the game in the third inning after the game was delayed over an hour because of a problem with the outfield lights. With one out in the fifth inning and the Eastern All-Stars trailing 4-3, Metcalf singled and later scored the game-tying run on a double. The single was his only hit of the game in two plate appearances.

After completing his junior year at KU this spring, Metcalf joined the Spokane Indians, a Class A affilite of the Texas Rangers organization, and put up inpressive numbers en route to being selected to the league’s first-ever all-start event. In his last season in Lawrence, he slammed 18 home runs to break the season record and in the process became the Jayhawks’ all-time leader in long balls with 29. Metcalf was selected in the 11th round of the 2004 Major Leauge Baseball draft by the Rangers.

KU baseball fans can follow Metcalf’s performance during his first season of professional baseball by logging on to the team’s website at www.spokaneindians.com. (8/4/04)