Kansas Baseball Holds Final Scrimmage Before Fall Break

Oct. 5, 2012

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Sophomore Dakota Smith hit for the cycle, going 4-for-4 with three RBIs, while junior Ka’iana Eldredge also had four hits as Kansas baseball held its final scrimmage before fall break on Thursday at Hoglund Ballpark.

Smith and Eldredge led the Crimson team to an 11-2 victory, driving in five of the 11 runs scored. Seniors Jordan Luvisi and Tanner Poppe, sophomore Taylor Rappaport and Smith tossed two scoreless innings each on the mound. Smith led the group, striking out four of the six men he faced.

“Today was one of our best scrimmages of the year,” Kansas head coach Ritch Price said. “Dakota Smith hit for the cycle, even though it’s just a fall scrimmage was really impressive. Eldredge, (Connor) McKay and (Kevin) Kuntz had big days at the plate. (Thomas) Taylor and (Tanner) Poppe were also really good. I was pleased with the bounce back performance after an ugly practice on Wednesday. All and all a great way to head into fall break.”

Kansas will take the next five days off before resuming practice on Wednesday afternoon.