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Hayden Edwards

Position Right Handed Pitcher
Height 6'7''
Weight 187 lbs.
Class Sophomore
Hometown Overland Park, Kan.
High School Blue Valley
B/T So./1L

Career Honors and Awards

  • 2015 & 2016 Academic All-Big 12 Second Team
  • 2013 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team
  • Three-time Athletic Director’s and Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
  • 2013 Millard Jantz KU Academic Newcomer Award
  • Selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 31st round of the 2012 MLB Amateur Draft

2016, Senior season
Appeared in 19 games on the hill including one start… Pitched 19 and 2/3 innings, allowing 30 earned runs (9.10 ERA)… Made season debut in relief appearance against Utah (2/26)… Tossed season-high two innings vs. Murray State (3/15)… Pitched scoreless inning at Stanford (3/19)… Tossed two scoreless innings vs. West Virginia (3/26)… Pitched scoreless inning with season-high two strikeouts vs. Benedictine (3/30)… Season-high three strikeouts five times throughout the season.

2015, Junior season
2015 Academic All-Big 12 Second Team… Started in five games and appeared in 15 for the Jayhawks… Tossed 33 innings and amassed 27 strikeouts with eight walks… Made first-career start against Washington (2/19)… Worked a career-high six innings and struck out a career-high nine batters against Chicago State (2/26).

2014, Sophomore season
Pitched in six games for the Jayhawks… Ended the season with a 2.08 ERA… Tossed a career-high four innings in relief against Iowa (4/9).

2013, Freshman season
2013 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team… 2013 Spring Athletic Director’s Honor Roll… 2013 Spring Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll… 2012 Fall Athletic Director’s Honor Roll… 2012 Fall Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll… Appeared in four games as a relief pitcher… Finished the season with a 0.00 ERA and allowed four hits in 4.2 innings… Made his first appearance as a Jayhawk against Jackson State (3/13) and threw a scoreless inning… Had three more scoreless relief appearances against Missouri Valley (4/11), at Creighton (4/16) and against Baker (4/24).

Blue Valley HS
Lettered two years for head coach Matt Ortman… Ranked as the No. 1 high school prospect in the state of Kansas by Perfect Game USA… A Rawling’s Honorable Mention All-American in 2012… Tabbed all-state and All-Eastern Kansas League twice… Invited to Midwest Scouts Elite 50 Showcase at Kauffman Stadium… Played with Royals’ Scout Team in the WWBA World Championships in Jupiter, Florida… Participated in the Kansas-Missouri All-Star Game at Community America Ballpark in Kansas City… Over his final two high school seasons, posted a 12-4 record with a 1.95 ERA and 109 strikeouts… High school team finished as the Kansas 5A state runner-up in 2012… Played summer ball for the KC Barnstormers… Played three years of football and was the backup quarterback for the 2010 5A state champions… A member of the National Honor Society… Named to the Principal’s Honor Roll all four years of high school.

Born in Shawnee Mission, Kansas… Son of Hal and Lora Edwards… Has two older siblings, Jessica and Hank and a younger brother, Hunter… Brother, Hank, was an NAIA All-American catcher at Park University… Father, Hal, played football at KU (1969-71) and a was member of the U.S. National Rugby team (1976-84)… Selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 31st round of the 2012 MLB Amateur Draft… Majoring in civil engineering.