Jayhawks hit the road to scrimmage Nebraska
LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Kansas baseball team travels to Lincoln, Nebraska, to scrimmage the Cornhuskers at Haymarket Park on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 11:45 a.m.
Head coach Ritch Price touts the opportunity as a chance to see the character of his new players.
“I want to see how we handle the adversity that’s going to happen when we play at game speed,” the 17th-year head coach said. “I want to see how competitive some of our new guys are.”
This is the first of two fall scrimmages the Jayhawks will play in October. As a result of new NCAA legislation, all Division I baseball teams are able to play two scrimmages in the fall without affecting their game count in the spring.
“I think everybody in college baseball is excited to have this opportunity to play somebody else,” Price said. “One of the worst things about fall baseball at the Division I level is that it gets monotonous playing each other. This will give us the opportunity to play somebody else and be in one of the great environments in college baseball when we walk into Haymarket Park.”
Kansas and the Cornhuskers last met in the 2016 College Baseball Hall of Fame Classic at Kauffman Stadium on April 27 in Kansas City, Missouri. Nebraska won that contest, 3-1.
The scrimmage Saturday will be open to the public, however no score will be kept.
Following this matchup, the next game-action the Jayhawks will see is a scrimmage at Oral Roberts on Oct. 20.
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