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Justin Ellrich - Baseball - Kansas Jayhawks

Justin Ellrich

Position IF
Weight 220 lbs.
Height 6'1''
Class Redshirt Junior
Hometown Manchester, Mo.
High School Parkway South

Career Awards and Records:

  • 2007 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District 7 First Team
  • 2007 Academic All-Big 12 First Team

Summer 2007: Hit .253 with 12 doubles and three home runs for the Duluth Huskies of the Northwoods League … Collected 28 RBIs and a stolen base … Teammate of current Jayhawks Robby Price, Nick Czyz, Schaeffer Hall and Andy Marks.

2007 (RS Sophomore): Played in 34 games, making 16 starts as the designated hitter … Hit .253 with seven RBIs and eight runs scored in 75 at-bats … Made no errors in 35 chances at first base … Had five multiple hit games … Went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs against Tabor College (3/6) … Hit two doubles and scored two runs against Oklahoma State (3/24) … Doubled as a pinch-hitter at Missouri (3/31) … Went 2-for-2 with a pair of runs scored against Chicago State (5/12).

Summer 2006: Played in 32 games for the Nevada Griffons of the Jayhawk League … Hit .323 with eight home runs and 30 RBIs … Ranked second on the team with a .646 slugging percentage.

2006 (RS Freshman): Appeared in 30 games as a freshman, making six starts at DH … Hit .208 with a homer and seven runs scored … Hit his only home run of the season as a pinch hitter against Kansas State (4/23) … Had a four-game hit streak (2/19-3/8) … Appeared in KU[apos]s final game of the season against Hawaii (6/4).

Summer 2005: Played for the Geneva Red Wings of the New York Collegiate Baseball League … Named NYCBL Second Team All-Star … Was third on the Red Wings team with a .317 batting average … Played in 38 games, starting 35 … Compiled 17 RBIs with 16 runs scored and walked a team-leading 14 times … Teammate of current Jayhawk Matt Berner and former Jayhawk Carter Holt.

2005 (Freshman): Did not play.

High School: Attended Parkway South High School in Manchester, Mo. … Won seven varsity letters in high school, four in hockey and three in baseball … Baseball team won back-to-back conference championships in 2003 and 2004 … Was named Conference Player of the Year in 2003 and 2004 … Selected first team All-St. Louis Metro and first team all-state in 2003 and 2004 … Honor roll student all four years of high school … Coached by Adam Stahl.

Personal: Born Sept. 6, 1985, to parents Michael and Becky Ellrich … Majoring in chemical engineering.