ELMHURST, Ill. − After winning its record 11th straight league championship a year ago, Oral Roberts was a unanimous decision to claim its 12th consecutive Summit League crown in 2009 as voted by the league’s eight head coaches.
The Golden Eagles collected seven first-place votes for a total of 49 points. Only five points separated the next three teams as Southern Utah placed second with 40 points, Centenary was third with 35 points and South Dakota State is in the fourth slot with 30 points and the final first-place vote. SDSU edged Western Illinois by one point, as the Leathernecks were selected fifth with 29 points. Oakland (17 points), IPFW (13 points) and North Dakota State (11 points) rounded out the voting. Continue reading 2009 Summit League Baseball Preseason Poll→
Former Jayhawk Ritchie Price was named the head coach at South Dakota State. At age 24, he will be the youngest head coach in NCAA Division I baseball.
As the fall practice season winds down for the Kansas baseball team, several members of the Jayhawk family are going through the same rigors in other parts of the country. During the off-season three former Jayhawk players/coaches were promoted in the coaching ranks at other schools.
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ELMHURST, Ill. – After winning its record 10th straight league championship a year ago, Oral Roberts was selected to claim its 11th consecutive Summit League title in 2008 as voted on by the league’s eight head coaches. The Golden Eagles (49 points) were a unanimous selection after garnering seven first-place votes (coaches are not allowed to vote for their own teams). Continue reading Oral Roberts tabbed Favorite in Summit League→
I posted on this site a few days ago that the KU-South Dakota State series was canceled but come to find out the series was rescheduled for this weekend in Minneapolis. The Kansas Media Relations department ended up putting out a press release saying the series was canceled but the Baseball program at Kansas found a way to reschedule the series in the Metrodome for the early morning hours of Saturday and Sunday. Full press release here.
The Jayhawks lost the first game of a doubleheader early Saturday morning by a score of 6-5. Kyle Murphy led the Jayhawks with a 3-3 performance and Kyle Morrison hit a three-run homer in a losing effort. In Game 2, The Kansas Jayhawks are leading 3-2 after eight innings with the game suspended due to the field having to be cleared by 7 am for other college baseball games which have been scheduled in the Dome. Kansas Game Recap Wichita Eagle Article on the Series