Kansas Jayhawks

2017-18 Baseball Roster

1
Benjamin Sems
IF

6'2'' / 179 lbs. / Sophomore / Chesterfield, Mo. / Westminster Christian / L/R /

3
David Kyriacou
INF

5'9'' / 194 lbs. / Junior / Oakland, Calif. / Bishop O'Dowd / Jr./2L /

4
Owen Taylor
1B

6'3'' / 220 lbs. / Senior / Grand Junction, Colo. / Grand Junction / Sr./3L /

5
Skyler Messinger
IF

6'4'' / 197 lbs. / R/R / Freshman / Niwot, Colo. / Niwot HS /

7
Ty Denzer
INF/OF

6'1'' / 192 lbs. / Junior / Victoria, Minn. / Chanhassen / Jr./2L /

8
Mateo Zunica
OF

5'11'' / 191 lbs. / Sophomore / Palos Park, Ill. / St. Rita / So./1L /

9
James Cosentino
IF

5'10'' / 178 lbs. / L/R / Sophomore / Leawood, Kan. / St. Thomas Aquinas /

10
Jon Hander
RHP

6'2'' / 194 lbs. / Redshirt Senior / Sioux Falls, S.D. / Washington HS / R-Sr./2L /

11
Tanner Gragg
C

6'1'' / 202 lbs. / Senior / Overland Park, Kan. / Blue Valley West / Sr./3L /

12
Ryan Ralston
RHP

6'4'' / 233 lbs. / Senior / Overland Park, Kan. / Blue Valley West / Sr./2L /

14
Brett Vosik
OF

6'4'' / 228 lbs. / L/R / Sophomore / Omaha, Neb. / Creighton Prep /

15
Jaxx Groshans
C/1B

6'0" / 193 lbs. / Sophomore / Magnolia, Texas / Magnolia / So./1L /

17
Brandon Johnson
RHP

6'4'' / 252 lbs. / Senior / Las Vegas, Nev. / Faith Lutheran / Sr./1L /

19
Casey Douglas
RHP

6'5'' / 210 lbs. / Senior / Los Altos, Calif. / St. Francis / Sr./3L /

20
Jackson Goddard
RHP

6'3'' / 229 lbs. / Junior / Tulsa, Okla. / Holland Hall / Jr./2L /

22
Ryan Zeferjahn
RHP

6'4'' / 216 lbs. / Sophomore / Topeka, Kan. / Seaman / So./1L /

24
Kaimana Souza-Paaluhi
OF

5'10'' / 197 lbs. / Sophomore / Mililani, Hawaii / Mililani HS / L/R /

26
Tyler Davis
RHP

6'1'' / 185 lbs. / Senior / Springville, Calif. / Porterville / Sr./3L /

27
Devin Foyle
OF

6'3'' / 185 lbs. / Junior / Fountain Hills, Ariz. / Fountain Hills / Jr./2L /

28
Blake Shinkle
IF

6'1'' / 166 lbs. / Junior / Olathe, Kan. / Blue Valley Southwest / Jr./2L /

29
Brooks Asher
C

6'2'' / 194 lbs. / Sophomore / Hastings, Neb. / St. Cecilia HS / R/R /

30
Nolan Metcalf
C/1B

R/R / Freshman / 6'2'' / 245 lbs. / Granger, Ind. / Penn HS /

31
Blaine Ray
OF

195 lbs. / Freshman / R/R / 5'11'' / Ottawa, Kan. / Ottawa HS /

32
Jonah Ulane
RHP

R/R / R-Sr. / 5'11'' / 219 lbs. / Omaha, Neb. / Millard South HS /

33
Dylan Ditzenberger
INF

L/R / Freshman / 6-0 / 177 lbs. / Allen, Texas / Allen HS /

34
Chase Kaplan
LHP

6'6'' / 220 lbs. / Senior / Hillsboro, Ore. / Hillsboro / Sr./1L /

35
Conner VanCleave
1B

6'6'' / 226 lbs. / L/L / Freshman / Holcomb, Kan. / Holcomb HS /

36
Blake Goldsberry
RHP

6'4'' / 203 lbs. / Junior / Highlands Ranch, Colo. / Cherry Creek HS / R/R /

37
Ryan Cyr
RHP

6'3'' / 219 lbs. / R/R / R-Senior / Leawood, Kan. / Blue Valley HS/Mississippi State /

38
Antonio Garcia
IF

5'10'' / 165 lbs. / Freshman / San Jose, Calif. / Bellarmine / Fr./RS /

40
Brandon Ponticelli
RHP

6'2'' / 220 lbs. / Redshirt Junior / Chatsworth, Calif. / Bishop Alemany / R-So./TR /

42
Rudy Karre
OF

6'2'' / 184 lbs. / Junior / Peoria, Ariz. / Liberty / Jr./2L /

43
Tom Lichty
OF

L/R / Freshman / 5'10'' / 170 lbs. / Reno, Nev. / Galena HS /

44
Eli Davis
LHP

5'8'' / 140 lbs. / FR./HS / Freshman / Shawnee, Okla. / Shawnee HS /

46
Daniel Hegarty
LHP

L/L / Freshman / 6'1'' / 192 lbs. / Leawood, Kan. / Blue Valley HS /

47
Taylor Turski
LHP

5'9'' / 180 lbs. / Senior / Temecula, Calif. / Temecula Valley / Sr./1L /

48
Anthony DeSantis
IF

155 lbs. / 5'11'' / Freshman / Salinas, Calif. / Palma / Fr./HS /

49
Gabriel Sotomayor
RHP

6'3'' / 179 lbs. / R/R / Sophomore / Gurabo, Puerto Rico / Cache HS (Okla.) /

53
Brendt Citta
OF/C

6'3'' / 223 lbs. / Redshirt Sophomore / San Jose, Calif. / Leland / R-So./TR /

54
Steve Washilewski
LHP

6'0" / 180 lbs. / L/L / Freshman / Dyer, Ind. / Saint Rita HS /

55
Luke Bakula
1B

6'1'' / 204 lbs. / Senior / St. Louis, Mo. / Parkway South / Sr./1L /

59
Zack Leban
RHP

6'3'' / 245 lbs. / Junior / Bellevue, Wash. / Sammamish / Jr./2L /

Ritch Price Head Baseball Coach
Ryan Graves Associate Head Coach
Ritchie Price Assistant Coach
Wally Marciel Director of Baseball Operations

Baseball staff