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KU Baseball Report: 5.03.16

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Jayhawks move up in the Big 12 standings.

Kansas just wrapped up a three-game set with Oklahoma that saw the Jayhawks take two out of three from the Sooners in Lawrence over the weekend.  In addition, Kansas had two non-conference games last week.  Prior to KU falling to Nebraska (and apparently terrible officiating) on Wednesday night, the Tuesday matchup with Grand Canyon ended in a tie due to severe weather.

Performances of the Week

SP Ben Krauth vs Oklahoma: 6.1 IP, 9 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K

LF Devin Foyle vs Grand Canyon: 4/5, 3B, R, 2 RBI, SB

Big 12 standings:

Texas Tech 34-13 14-4
Oklahoma State 28-15 12-6
TCU 30-12 11-7
Texas 20-24 9-9
West Virginia 23-19 8-9
Oklahoma 21-22-1 7-11
Kansas 19-24-1 5-9
Baylor 20-24 6-12
Kansas State 21-23 5-10

Kansas has nine conference games left with Texas Tech, Kansas State, and Oklahoma State.  As you can see, that currently includes the top two teams in the conference.  Therefore, taking two of three from Oklahoma this past weekend was huge in terms of conference standing considering the remaining slate.  In order to make the conference tournament, the Jayhawks will likely have to sweep K-State and steal a game or two from Tech and OSU.

Up Next

The Jayhawks will travel to Minneapolis to take on Minnesota (27-13, 11-3) in a mid-week two-game set.  The Gophers are receiving votes in the USA Today Top-25 poll.  These two games will be televised on BTN+.

On Friday, April 29, the Jayhawks will return to Lawrence to host Big 12 leaders and #14-ranked (USA Today) Texas Tech Red Raiders (34-13, 14-4) in Lawrence for a three-game weekend set.

All three games this weekend against Tech are available on ESPN3/WatchESPN.  The Saturday/Sunday games against Tech are also available on the Jayhawk Television Network.