Senior right-hander Frank Duncan on Monday was named Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball newspaper and Big 12 Pitcher of the Week by the Big 12 Conference. In seven and two-thirds innings against Mississippi Valley State Sunday at the Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte Florida, Duncan struck out 14 while allowing one run on four hits. He is the first Jayhawk to win the national weekly honor since Shaeffer Hall, d’12, in 2009.
After four games in Florida, the Jayhawks remain undefeated at 8-0. Next up is the Salty Iguana Classic. Due to the projected forecast for this weekend’s home-opening baseball series, the Kansas baseball team has elected to move its games to QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie, Texas, home of the Grand Prairie Airhogs.