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Rudy Karre

Position OF
Height 6'2''
Weight 185 lbs.
Class Freshman
Hometown Peoria, Ariz.
High School Liberty
B/T Fr./HS

Honors and Awards

  • 2017 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention
  • Two-time Athletic Director’s & Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Rolls

2019, Senior season
Started Opening Day in center field at USC Upstate (2/15) … Hit first home run of season against the Spartans (2/15).

2018, Junior season
Started 32 of the 48 games he played in … Batted .228 (33-for-145) with four doubles, three triples, one home run and 10 RBIs … Returned to the lineup against Texas Southern (3/2) after missing the first seven games with an injury … Matched a career-high three walks against the Tigers (3/2) … Broke out for a career-high four hits against then-No. 20 St. John’s (3/9) after starting his season 0-for-17 … Hit first home run of the season Friday night (3/16) at Texas … Matched personal-best three walks against Morehead State (3/31) and at Cincinnati (4/27).

2017, sophomore season
Awarded All-Big 12 Honorable Mention … Spring 2017 Athletic Director’s & Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Rolls … Finished second nationally and first in conference with 27 hit-by-pitches … Started in all 58 games played … Batted .253 (50-of-198) with a team-high 45 runs scored … Drove in 26 RBIs … Hit third-career home run against Northwestern State (3/4) … Tied a then-career-high two runs scored against the Demons (3/3) … Snapped a then-team-high nine-game hitting streak at then-No. 3 TCU (3/18) … Two of his three hits at then-No. 3 TCU went for extra bases … Scored three runs at West Virginia (4/9) … One of three players to start every single game … Wore two pitches and scored twice against Wichita State (4/11) … Tallied two walks at Wichita State (4/19) … Career-high three walks, four RBIs and three hits at then-No. 19 Oklahoma (4/21) … Led off game against Texas Southern (5/5) with a home run … Was hit-by-pitches two or more times in five games.

2016, Freshman season
Started 26 games for the Jayhawks before suffering a season-ending injury … Posted a .271 batting average (23-for-85) … Made first-career start at Little Rock (2/20) … Recorded his first-career hit, a double, at Little Rock (2/20) … Tallied first-career multi-hit game vs. Utah (2/26) … Scored first run against the Utes (2/29) … Made first-career start in right field vs. BYU (3/3) … Hit first-career home run vs. BYU (3/5) … Posted perfect 2-for-2 effort at the plate with two walks vs. Purdue (3/12) … Tied season-high two runs vs. Murray State (3/15) … Tallied third multi-hit game at Stanford (3/19) … Connected for a career-high three hits against West Virginia (3/26) … Career-high four RBIs at Baylor (4/1) … On six-game hitting streak at Baylor (4/3) before missing remainder of season with an injury.

Liberty HS
Four-year varsity player under head coach John Freitas … One-year letterman in basketball … State runner-up in 2012 and 2015 … Batted .485 his senior year … Named All-District and All-State his senior campaign … Awarded the Mr. Liberty Award for the second consecutive year … Named All-District and All-State First Team his junior year … Won the Mr. Liberty Award the same year … Named All-District and All-State his sophomore campaign … Hit a walk-off to win the game and send the Lions to the playoffs during his freshman year … District and State Honorable Mention his freshman year.

Born in Burlington, Wisconsin … Son of Rudy and Jacquelyn Karre … Has one younger sister, Alexandra … Plans to major in sport management.