Collegiate Baseball Ranks Kansas No. 26 in Nation
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Collegiate Baseball announced this week that the Kansas baseball team is among the nation’s best, as the 11-1 Jayhawks held a No. 26 national ranking in the latest poll.
KU’s offensive prowess over the course of the last 12 games has allowed the Jayhawks to also receive votes in two other polls; the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Poll and the USA Today Coaches’ Poll, after their best start in school history.
In addition to receiving votes, Kansas ranks fifth in the nation in batting average (.333), sixth in the nation in hits (140), third in the nation in runs scored (108), eighth in the nation in scoring (9.0) and sixth in the nation in slugging percentage (.475). Those numbers are also good enough to lead the Big 12 Conference.
Individually, Connor McKay ranks second in the nation in RBIs (19) and eighth in the nation in home runs (4). Frank Duncan ranks first in the nation in walks allowed (0.00), third in the nation for strikeouts (27) and third in the nation for complete-game shutouts (1), while Tommy Mirabelli ranks first in sacrifice bunts.
The Jayhawks face their first true road test of the 2014 season this weekend, when they travel to Stanford for a three-game series against the Cardinal, March 7-9, at Klein Field at Sunken Diamond. First pitch of the series is set for 8 p.m. (CST) on Friday.
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