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Number BY THE NUMBERS
With Saturday’s (March 4) 11-7 win over Northwestern State, head coach Ritch Price became KU’s all-time winningest coach with 439 victories, surpassing legendary skipper Floyd Temple (438).
Notes QUICK HITS
- Kansas’ all-time record: 1,859-1,791-18 (.509).
- Head coach Ritch Price’s record in Division I: 655-638-4 (.507).
- Price (439-409-3 [.518]) is KU’s new all-time winningest coach, surpassing legendary skipper Floyd Temple (438).
- KU’s first game in the month of March came in 1959 when the Jayhawks shutout Washburn, 7-0, on March 30.
- Kansas holds an all-time record of 480-394-4 (.549) in the month of March with a mark of 140-119 (.541) under Price.
- The Jayhawks hold a record of 16-5 all-time in games played on March 8, with a 4-2 mark under Price.
- Kansas has outscored Omaha 30-16 in four previous meetings dating back to April 24, 2001, and 18-7 in the Price era (two games).
- In true midweek games, KU is batting .319 with a .453 on-base percentage, including three doubles and a triple.
- In games played at Hoglund Ballpark, the Jayhawks bat .320 with 10 doubles, two triples and one home run, and outscore their opponents 37-29.
- When Kansas scores six or more runs, it has won 67 percent of its games (4-for-6), but when it scores two or fewer runs, it has lost all five contests.
- Junior shortstop Matt McLaughlin boasts a six-game hitting streak where he is batting .458 (11-for-24) with a double, a triple, five runs scored and five walks compared to one strikeout.
- Freshman catcher Jaxx Groshans has hit safely in five-straight games where he is batting .389 (7-for-18) with two doubles, a walk, eight RBIs and one run scored.