Kansas Baseball: Fall Ball Report No. 4
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Parents weekend highlighted Kansas baseball’s fall practices at Hoglund Ballpark as the team continued its string of fall intrasquad scrimmages.
Senior right-hander Drew Morovick led KU last season with 10 wins, and looks to be a major contributor to the pitching staff again in 2015. He pitched four innings Friday (October 24) facing 14 batters, allowing two hits and a walk, but did not allow a runner to score.
Junior Tyler Condie, who transferred to Kansas this year from Southern Nevada, pitched three innings of his own in the Friday scrimmage. The righty faced 12 batters, striking out four, allowing one walk and giving up three hits and a run.
Freshman Brandon Johnson completed four innings of work on the bump Sunday (October 26). The Las Vegas, Nevada native allowed one run off three hits and a walk, and struck out three batters.
Senior Dakota Smith started the week off hot, going 2-for-4 in the Wednesday (October 22) scrimmage. His two hits were both doubles, and one of which was an RBI. The outfielder continued his success on Friday going 1-for-3 and scoring a run, and followed up on Saturday going 2-for-4 with two doubles, this time knocking in two runs.
Senior captain Blair Beck looked good at the dish as well, batting .500 in the four scrimmages combined. Beck went 2-for-3 in both of the weekend scrimmages, hitting a single and a double on Saturday and scoring two runs off two doubles on Sunday.
The Jayhawks continue fall scrimmages this week and look to keep improving their play, in hopes of reaching their goal of getting back to the NCAA tournament for the second-straight year.
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