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Kansas Baseball: Oklahoma State Series Preview


Beginning tonight, the Kansas Jayhawks men’s baseball team will host the 19th-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys at Hoglund Park. The series concludes with a game on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. central time, after a meeting on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. central time.

Kansas will look to continue their recent success vs the Cowboys, as they have won five of the past six meetings against the team at home. Oklahoma State is 21-6 on the season overall and 3-2 in Big 12 conference play. Kansas enters the weekend with a record of 16-11 overall and 3-3 in conference. Kansas on the season is 6-1 at home.

Oklahoma State is led by first baseman Tanner Kreitemeier, who is batting .368. The in-fielder has six doubles, and 24 RBI’s on the season. Matt Fish is tops on the team in RBI’s with 27 and home-runs at five. The Cowboys have one of the top pitching staffs in the conference and all starts with Jason Hursh, who has a record of 3-1 and an 2.21 ERA in seven starts.

Kansas is coming off a solid game on Wednesday vs Saint Mary that saw the team pick up their sixth shut-out of the season. Drew Morovick shut down the Spires batters thanks to a spirited effort from Drew Morovick. Now the Jayhawks look for more of this against the high-powered offense of Oklahoma State and great pitching unit.

 

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