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For the second-straight season, the Kansas baseball team upset its first opponent in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship, this time, defeating regular-season champion No. 12 Texas, 3-2, Wednesday afternoon (May 23) at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
Kansas relied on the arm of junior righty Jackson Goddard to keep the Longhorn bats at bay, that included striking out Big 12 Player of the Year Kody Clemens two times, and holding him hitless throughout the game. Goddard’s day ended after six and 2/3 innings of one-run ball where he allowed just two hits while striking out seven batters.
Snubbed from the All-Big 12 First and Second Teams, junior left fielder Devin Foyle scored two of KU’s three runs, plating a huge insurance run in the top of the eighth inning via a monster home run off the ballpark sign in left field. That marked Foyle’s 10th home run of the season as he became the first Jayhawk since Alex DeLeon in 2013 to hit that many in a season.
Foyle finished the season leading KU in almost every statistical category: average (.330), hits (68), doubles (17), home runs (10), slugging (.578), on-base percentage (.417) and stolen bases (12).