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KU Baseball: Landmark records set to fall

Two KU baseball landmark career records are likely to fall this season - homeruns and RBI's. The challenges to these records have kinda snuck up on me. I was aware both records might be broken in 2008 but did not expect either to fall early. Ryne Price's torrid streak at the plate has put the homerun record under immediate threat. By hitting two homeruns yesterday in Austin Ryne tied Travis Metcalf atop the leader board with 29 long balls. Ryno can become the KU homerun king in his next at-bat, and given how he has been swinging lately, I wouldn't bet against him. This record should be well in hand by the time Ryne returns to Lawrence for the team's next homestand on March 25th.

KU all-time career homerun leaders:
1. Travis Metcalf (2002 - 04) - 29
1. Ryne Price (2005 - present) - 29
3. Ryan Baty (2000-04) - 28
4. Matt Gundelfinger (1978-80) - 27
5. Jeff Niemeier (1990-93) - 26
6. Josh Igou (1992-95) - 25
6. Erik Morrison (2005 - present) - 25
8. Darryl Monroe (1991-94) - 24
9. Jared Schweitzer (2004-06) - 23
9. Jeff Berblinger (1990-93) - 23

KU all time career RBI leaders
1. Jeff Niemeier (1990-93) - 187
2. Darryl Monroe (1991-94) - 172
3. Josh Igou (1992-94) - 170
4. Ryan Baty (2000-04) - 168
5. Josh Dimmick (1995-98) - 163
6. Brent Wilhelm (1992-95) - 158
7. Matt Tribble (2001-04) 149
8. Erik Morrison (2005 - present) - 148
9. Justin Headley (1994-97) - 145
10. Ryan Klocksien (1999-02) - 135
Current Jayhawks knocking on this door, John Allman (123) and Ryne Price (120).