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Robby Price

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

Career Honors and Awards:

  • 2009 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention
  • 2008 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention
  • 2008 Athletic Director[apos]s Honor Roll
  • 2007 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention

2009 (Junior): Earned All-Big 12 Honorable Mention accolades for the third time in his career … Appeared in 60 games, making 59 starts at second base … Set career-highs in batting average (.296), doubles (14), triples (four) and homers (five), runs scored (54), and on-base percentage (.447) … Led the team with 41 walks and was hit by pitch 16 times … Also topped the Jayhawks with 14 sacrifices … Collected three hits, two doubles and a homer, and four RBIs against Wichita State (March 11) … Also recorded a three-hit game against No. 4 Arizona State (March 15) … Went 3-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored against No. 17 Oklahoma State (April 10) … Reached base five times at Texas Tech (April 18) with a single, two doubles and two walks … Scored three runs in KU[apos]s loss at Missouri (May 10) … Recorded three hits in Big 12 Baseball Championship game against No. 11 Kansas State (May 20) … Collected two hits in NCAA Tournament win over Dartmouth (May 30) … Walked three times in four plate appearances against No. 15 Coastal Carolina (May 31).

Summer 2008: Played for the Duluth Huskies of the Northwoods League … Hit .274 with six doubles, 18 RBIs, seven steals and a .403 on-base percentage … Teammate of current Jayhawk T.J. Walz.

2008 (Sophomore): Named All-Big 12 Honorable Mention … Also selected to the Athletic Director[apos]s Honor Roll … Started 56 games at second base … Hit .296 with eight doubles, two triples and 25 RBIs … Set a school record with 24 sacrifices … Finished fourth on the team with 60 hits … Hit .361 against left-handed pitching … Batted .311 with two outs in the inning … Went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs against Dartmouth (3/20) … Recorded first three-hit game of the season against Texas Tech (4/11) … Hit only homer of the season and drove in three runs against Oklahoma (5/3) … Tied a school record with five hits, including a walk-off single, against No. 14 Missouri (5/11) … Tied for third on the team with 18 multiple-hit games … Also had five multi-RBI games.

Summer 2007: Hit .260 with 33 runs scored and seven doubles for the Duluth Huskies of the Northwoods League … Recorded seven stolen bases, 17 RBIs and a .410 on-base percentage … Teammate of current Jayhawks Justin Ellrich, Nick Czyz, Shaeffer Hall and Andy Marks.

2007 (Freshman): Named All-Big 12 Honorable Mention … Started 55 games at third base and two at shortstop as a freshman … Hit .286 with eight doubles and 27 RBIs in 210 at-bats … His 32 walks tied for first on the team with his brother Ryne … Had a team-best 16-game hitting streak from 2/23 to 3/23 … Hit his first career home run, a three-run shot, against Oklahoma State (3/23) … Went 3-for-3 with three runs scored against Tabor (3/6) … Collected five hits in a doubleheader against Baylor (4/15).

Summer 2006: Hit .281 with 27 RBIs and seven stolen bases for the Duluth Huskies … Named to the league[apos]s mid-season as well as post-season all-star teams … Teammate of current Jayhawks Andy Marks and Paul Smyth as well as former Jayhawk Brock Simpson.

Free State HS: Lettered four times for head coach Mike Hill, Jr. … Helped team to 2006 class 6A State Championship and second place state finish in 2004 … Led team to four straight Sunflower League Championships … 2006 Kansas High School Player of the Year … A 2005 and 2006 first team All-State selection … 2006 Kansas City All-Metro … Four-time first team All-Sunflower Conference … During the summer, played for the Firestone Rangers, who won the USABF 18 and under World Series in 2003.

Personal: Parents are Ritch and Cindy Price … Brother, Ritchie, was drafted by the New York Mets, and is the current head coach at South Dakota State … Brother, Ryne, was drafted by the San Francisco Giants … An economics major.