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Ritchie Price

Position INF
Height 6'2''
Weight 180 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown San Luis Obispo, Calif.
High School San Luis Obispo

Career Honors & Records:

  • Team Captain
  • 2005 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention
  • 2004 All-Big 12 Second Team
  • 2003 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention
  • Career Hit by Pitch Leader (43)
  • Hit by Most Pitches as a Junior (17)
  • Most Hits by a Sophomore (84)
  • Most Games Played by a Sophomore (63)
  • Most At Bats by a Sophomore (248)
  • Most Sacrifices by a Sophomore (12)
  • Most Hit by a Pitch as a Sophomore (18)
  • Most Hits by a Freshman (75)
  • Most Runs Scored by a Freshman (44)
  • Most At Bats by a Freshman (235)
  • Most Sacrifices by a Freshman (17)

Summer 2005: Joined the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox of the Cape Cod League for the final nine games of the season … Tallied six hits and scored six runs in 24 at-bats … Was a teammate of current Jayhawk Sean Land.

2005 (Junior): Named All-Big 12 Honorable Mention … Started all 64 games at shortstop to bring his career total to 187 … Led KU in at-bats (249), runs (58) and hit by pitches (17) … The 17 plunks were the second most in KU history and the 249 at-bats the third most … Tallied 21 multi-hit and nine multi-RBI games … Had a nine-game hitting streak … Scored a career-high four runs and was 3-for-4 vs. Sacramento State on April 27 … Was 3-for-4 with four RBI in KU[apos]s victory over South Dakota State (2/17).

2004 (Sophomore): Named to the All-Big 12 Second Team … Finished fourth on the team with a .339 batting average … Led the Jayhawks with four triples and 12 sacrifices … Was fourth on the team with 47 RBI … Set a school record by being hit by a pitch 18 times … Hit one home run and collected four doubles … Posted a .954 fielding percentage in 281 chances at shortstop … Selected as a second team preseason All-Big 12 shortstop by Big12Baseball.com … Named the preseason best defensive shortstop in the Big 12 Conference by Baseball America … Set the single game KU record with six hits against Oakland on Feb. 26 … Broke the school record for hits (84) in a season by a sophomore.

2003 (Freshman): An All-Big 12 Honorable Mention shortstop selection … Started 60 of the KU[apos]s 63 games … Set the freshman record for hits in a single season with 75 … Set the all-time mark for sacrifices in a single season with 17 … Tied the freshman record for doubles in a season (11).

Summer 2002: Helped head coach Ron Siskey and the Firestone Rangers of San Luis Obispo, Calif., to an 81-21 record and third-place finish at the USABF 18 and under World Series in San Diego, Calif. … Batted .454 with 106 RBI and 41 stolen bases … Also blasted seven home runs.

High School: A 2002 graduate of San Luis Obispo High School … Earned three varsity letters in baseball for coach Jim Thompson … Named all-league and all-county as a shortstop after his senior season … Batted .462 as a senior with 19 stolen bases and 37 runs scored … Helped team to the CIF Division 4 championship at Dodger Stadium in 2000 … Finished his career with a .392 batting average and 24 stolen bases.

Personal: Born July 13, 1984, in Palo Alto, Calif. … Parents are Ritch and Cindy Price … Brother, Ryne, is a sophomore infielder for KU.