Baseball

Vernon: Pitching and defense wins games

Vernon: Pitching and defense wins games

It’s not a program with incredible prestige or history. It’s not located near an area with rich baseball talent. It’s not a warm-weather school for baseball purposes, either. So when manager Ritch Price took over the Jayhawks in 2003, he had to figure out where Kansas could make up for the top-tier talent it naturally […]

Brew: Royals’ season begins, fans hope for chance in playoffs

Last season was monumental for the Royals, but as the 2014 season begins today,  fans remain hopeful that this year will mark the team’s entrance into the playoffs. There was much contention when Dayton Moore received a two-year extension, prolonging the well-publicized process that the Royals underwent. The team revamped its farm system and spent […]

Jayhawks baseball ends series with win over Sooners

Jayhawks baseball ends series with win over Sooners

The wind had been howling all game. Any ball hit to right field was caught by the wind and died almost immediately. But, if you could find the right spot in left, the ball would carry. That’s just what junior designated hitter Dakota Smith did in the home half of the ninth during Sunday’s game. […]

Piché struggles against Oklahoma

Piché struggles against Oklahoma

The Kansas baseball team has figured out its rallying cry this season. Really, it’s more about survival than anything else. No matter what happens during the week, the Jayhawks know that the final game is theirs. “It’s all about Sunday,” they shout in the clubhouse. Well, Sunday came, and with it the opportunity to avoid […]

Photo Gallery: Baseball vs. Oklahoma

Photo Gallery: Baseball vs. Oklahoma

Jayhawks drop second straight to Sooners

After managing only a single hit through three innings, the Oklahoma Sooners put together a string of hits in the top of the fourth. A leadoff single off the first pitch by Sheldon Nuese was followed by a double by Anthony Hermelyn to put runners on second and third with no outs. Two straight sac […]

Jayhawks drop second game to Sooners

After managing only a single hit through three innings, the Oklahoma Sooners put together a string of hits in the top of the fourth. A leadoff single off the first pitch by Sheldon Nuese was followed by a double by Anthony Hermelyn to put runners on second and third with no outs. Two straight sac […]

Oklahoma’s late rally dooms Jayhawks

When Jordan Piche’ comes into the game for the Jayhawks, even in the worst situations they expect to put the game away. After retiring two in a row to lead off the top of the ninth, Piche’ walked one and gave up two straight singles, to fall 2-1 to the Oklahoma Sooners in Friday night’s […]

Kansas baseball ties record with Creighton shutout

Kansas baseball ties record with Creighton shutout

Omaha, Neb. — The bleeding stopped. The wound has been cauterized. Kansas baseball escaped Omaha Wednesday night with a 11-0 victory against the Creighton Bluejays. “We needed to come out here and get a win,” Coach Ritch Price said. “I don’t know how long it’s been since we’ve won here, but we needed to come […]

Kansas baseball looks to beat Creighton after four years

Kansas baseball looks to beat Creighton after four years

It’s been four years and four meetings since the last time the Jayhawks escaped Omaha with a victory. Three years, 11 months and 19 days to be exact. April 7, 2010 was the last time Kansas baseball defeated the Creighton Bluejays. “It’s time to stop the bleeding,” Coach Ritch Price said. “We beat them the […]

Jayhawks Baseball enjoys strong start in March

Jayhawks Baseball enjoys strong start in March

March is a time for college basketball. The season’s ending, conference tournaments are starting and the Big Dance is getting underway. For most college students at a school like the University of Kansas, college basketball is all they know in the early months of the calendar year. But for coach Ritch Price and the rest […]

Kansas baseball slips to Dartmouth in 10th inning

Kansas baseball slips to Dartmouth in 10th inning

Kansas (16-8) failed to complete the sweep of Dartmouth (3-9) on Sunday as they fell 3-2 in 10 innings. The Jayhawks missed opportunities late in the early afternoon contest. “We didn’t come up big when we needed to,” coach Ritch Price said. “We had a man on third with one out in the ninth and […]

McKay leads Kansas in opener against Dartmouth

Kansas (15-7) was able to bat around twice Friday night in their 13-5 victory over Dartmouth (2-8). The fourth and the eighth innings sent 11 and nine batters to the plate respectively. “We were motivated coming off the two losses to UNM.” Junior outfielder Conor McKay explained, “We came in with a chip on our […]

Freshman pitcher shows hope for KU baseball

Freshman pitcher shows hope for KU baseball

Side arm pitchers can be like a crossword puzzle in the New York Times. They can confuse, baffle and throw off their opposition. They are a matchup nightmare. No hitter wants to step into the box when a side arm pitcher drops down to hurl a slider that starts at his back and finishes over […]

KU baseball comes up short in home opener

KU baseball comes up short in home opener

After nearly three scoreless innings on the mound from freshman righty Stephen Villines, coach Ritch Price gave the ball to junior righty Dakota Smith in the top of the eighth. Smith who had appeared in just over nine innings for the year, gave up his first home run on the year. A solo shot to […]

Photo Gallery: Baseball vs. Oral Roberts

Photo Gallery: Baseball vs. Oral Roberts