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Cole Larsen

Position RHP
Height 6'1"
Weight 175 lbs.
Class R-Junior
Hometown Jamestown, Kan.
High School Concordia HS / Cowley County CC


  • 2021 Academic All-Big 12 Baseball First Team

2021 (R-JUNIOR)

  • Appeared in 15 games with 15 starts with two complete games and a shutout
  • Led Kansas with 95.1 innings pitched and 86 strikeouts
  • Finished with a 3.87 ERA and a 5-5 record with one save
  • Big 12 Co-Newcomer of the Week after complete-game shutout at Omaha (3/13)
  • Opened the season with back-to-back nine strikeout performances against South Dakota State (2/21) and at FGCU (2/28), including his lone save against SDSU
  • Pitched five innings or more in all but one of his 14 starts
  • Logged a season-best 10 strikeouts in eight innings pitched against Creighton (3/20)
  • Earned his first victory of the season at Saint Louis (3/6)
  • Pitched eight innings, while allowing only one earned run for his first Big 12 victory at West Virginia (3/27), improving to 4-1 on the year
  • Earned his fifth win of the season against Kansas State (5/14), pitching eight innings with no earned runs in a 2-0 victory
  • 2021 Academic All-Big 12 Baseball First Team


  • Appeared in six games with three starts, finishing with a 0-1 record and a 5.14 ERA
  • Finished second on the team in inning pitched (21.0) and strikeouts (24)
  • Made Kansas debut at Belmont (2/16), pitching one and 1/3 innings with one strikeout
  • Tallied a season-high nine strikeouts in first career start at Charleston Southern (2/22)
  • Season-best six innings pitched against Ball State (2/29)


  • Finished second in the nation with a 1.36 ERA
  • Helped lead the Tigers to a Conference Championship
  • Named First Team All-Conference, First-Team All Region and a JuCo Baseball Blog First-Team All-American


  • Nine-time letter winner in football, baseball and wrestling
  • Posted a 0.43 ERA in 59 innings pitched with 118 strikeouts and seven shutouts his senior year
  • Helped lead the Panthers to both League and Regional Championships in 2014, 2015 and 2017
  • Was named First Team All-State in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and 4A Pitcher of the Year in 2017


  • Born in Salina, Kansas
  • Son of Aaron and Stacy Larsen
  • Has one sister, Taegen
  • Majoring in Finance
  • His dad, Aaron, ran track at Kansas State University
  • His uncle, Mike, played football at KU