The quote of the week in the world of Big 12 sports comes from the sport of baseball:
The Kansas Jayhawks are no doubt thoroughly enjoying an in-your-face type of season in Big 12 baseball after being tapped to finish last in the annual preseason coaches’ poll voted on by the very people whose job is to know: the conference baseball coaches. All the baseball Jayhawks have done this season is compile an overall record of 33-21, just one shy of their win total in all of last season and seven better than the year before that.
Remarkably, the Jayhawks have swept their last three series against Big 12 opponents, winning three each over West Virginia last weekend, Texas Tech and Baylor. The wins over West Virginia and Texas Tech were at home in Lawrence, and the three victories over Baylor were on the road in Waco.
Kansas is finished with conference games in 2014, and its 15-9 conference record (.625 winning percentage) is the team’s best in the Big 12 era.
The Jayhawks’ senior catcher Ka’iana Eldredge had this to say after Kansas’ ninth straight conference win on Sunday:
“The main thing is to have fun. If you are having a good time out on the yard, the wins will take care of themselves.”
From that, you would gather that Eldredge and his teammates are having a barrel of fun this season, and proving all the naysayers wrong.
“To go 9-0 our last Big 12 stretch after finishing conference play 0-9 two years ago is a huge step forward for out club,” Eldredge said.