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Ryne Price

Position UT
Height 5'11''
Weight 185 lbs.
Class Sophomore
Hometown Lawrence, Kan.
High School Free State

Career Honors & Records:

  • 2005 All-Big 12 Second Team
  • Most RBI by a Freshman (40)
  • Most Doubles by a Freshman (12)
  • Hit by Most Pitches as a Freshman (12)
  • 2006 Big 12 Championship All-Tournament team
  • Most Times Hit By Pitch (19)
  • 2007 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention

Summer 2007: Hit .261 with five doubles and four home runs in 22 games for the New Bern River Rats of the Coastal Plain League in North Carolina … Collected 14 RBIs and a .507 slugging percentage … Walked 12 times for a .386 on-base percentage.

2007 (Junior): Named All-Big 12 Honorable Mention … Started all 58 games at second base … Hit .270 with 10 home runs and 31 RBIs … Set the Kansas single-season record for most times hit by pitch with 19 … Hit a career-high two home runs against Missouri (4/1) … Had 15 multiple-hit games … Stole a career-high two bases in the second game of a double-header against Chicago State (5/12) … Drove in three runs with a double and a home run in a win over Hawaii-Hilo (2/4) … Had three home runs and scored six runs in a three-game series against Missouri (3/30-4/1) … Lead the team with a .535 slugging percentage … Hit KU[apos]s first walk-off homer in two years to defeat Baylor in the first game of a doubleheader on (4/15) … His 32 walks tied for most on the team with brother Robby.

Summer 2006: Played in 36 games for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots of the Alaska Baseball League … Collected six doubles and a triple … Stole nine bases … Teammate of current Jayhawk John Allman.

2006 (Sophomore): Appeared in 28 games, making 22 starts at second base … Hit .256 with nine home runs and 24 RBIs … Had an RBI in each of his first five games of the season, including a four-RBI effort at Hawaii-Hilo (2/4) … In a doubleheader against Hawaii-Hilo, he went 4-for-8 with two home runs, six RBIs and three runs scored (2/4) … Hit a two-run homer at No. 8 Stanford (2/11) … Went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs against Bradley (5/12) … Homered in three-straight postseason games … Missed nearly two months of action with a wrist injury.

Summer 2005: Played in 46 games for the Duluth Huskies of the Northwoods League … Led the team with four home runs and tied for the team lead with nine doubles … Teammate of former Jayhawk Brock Simpson.

2005 (Freshman): Named All-Big 12 Second Team … Started 60 games at second base as a true freshman … His 37 RBIs set a new KU freshman record … Tallied 10 multi-hit and nine multi-RBI games … Walked a team-high 39 times … Was hit by a pitch 12 times, tying a KU freshman record … Had four RBIs against K-State (4/30) … Slammed a pair of home runs during the Oklahoma series (4/9-4/10) … Was 9-for-10 in three games against North Dakota State (3/11-3/13) … Was 3-for-4 with four RBIs against South Dakota State (2/18).

High School: Earned four varsity letters, three in baseball and one in football … Named Kansas City All-Metro in 2003 and 2004 … Named Sunflower League MVP following the 2004 season … Led the Firebirds to the district championship in 2003 and 2004 … Led high school to the class 6A state championship game … Two-time All-Sunflower Conference … Coached by Mike Hill, Jr. … Holds school career record of 1.019 slugging percentage … During the summers, played for the Firestone Rangers, who won the USABF 18-and-under World Series in 2003.

Personal: Born May 27, 1986 in Palo Alto, Calif. … Parents are Ritch and Cindy Price … Older brother, Ritchie, was drafted by the New York Mets … Younger brother, Robby, is a sophomore infielder for KU … An American studies major.