Jayhawk Baseball Fall Practice Report #2

Oct. 11, 2004

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The University of Kansas baseball team continued Fall practice recently, hosting Parent’s Weekend and playing three scrimmages at Hoglund Ballpark. The Red Team posted two wins over the weekend, while Saturday’s game ended in a tie. Fall Ball will continue this week with scrimmages on Monday and Tuesday at 3 p.m.

Game One Recap (Friday — Oct. 8)

On Friday, the Red Team defeated the Blue Team by a score of 9-7. Junior pitcher Kodiak Quick collected the win for the Red Team, as he threw five innings, allowing seven hits and striking out four. At the plate, senior Sean Richardson, junior Matt Baty and sophomore Derek Baily collected two hits for the Red Team.

In the losing cause, freshmen Brock Simpson and Erik Morrison each singled twice for the Blue Team and freshman infielder Ryne Price hit a three-run home run — his second of the fall — for the Blue Team in the seventh inning off senior Scott Sharpe to cut the Red lead to 7-6.

Senior Don Czyz worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth inning to pick up the save and preserve the Red Team victory.

Game Two Recap (Saturday — Oct. 9)

Saturday’s game was dominated by two of KU’s outstanding young left-handed pitchers and the game ended in a 1-1 tie. Sophomore Sean Land threw seven innings for the Red Team, allowing only four hits while striking out three batters. For the Blue Team, Logan Murphy was also impressive. The freshman allowed only four hits and struck out four in seven innings of work.

At the plate, Richardson went 2-for-4 for the blue team, while freshmen Nick Faunce and John Allman drove in the only two runs of the ball game.

Game Three Recap (Sunday — Oct. 10)

The Red Team rallied after Saturday’s tie to win Sunday’s game 7-4. Junior pitcher Travis Goset had a solid outing for the Blue Team, throwing five innings while allowing five hits, three walks and collecting two strikeouts. The Red Team’s Kyle Klem picked up the win. The left-handed freshman from Highlands Ranch, Colo., allowed only one run on eight hits and recorded four strikeouts in seven innings pitched.

Senior Andy Scholl and Morrison each collected three hits in the ball game, while Travis Dunlap, Simpson, Ritchie Price and Jake Kauzlarich posted two hits apiece.

Czyz pitched a perfect ninth inning for his second save of the weekend.