Kansas coach Ritch Price spent Saturday recording his 1,000th victory as a baseball coach. One day later, he notched his 600th victory at the Division I level in an 8-5 victory over Baylor in Waco, Texas.
But after back-to-back career milestone, Price was most pleased with something else: His program’s rare road sweep in the state of Texas.
“Today is all about the Kansas Jayhawks,” Price said. “When you go on the road to the Texas schools and the Oklahoma schools and find a way to be over .500—it’s something you take a lot of pride in. It’s really difficult to win on the road in this great conference and to come away this weekend with the sweep—it puts us back in the NCAA tournament hunt.”
Kansas improved to 26-20 and 9-9 in the Big 12 after three straight victories. The Jayhawks also improved to 9-3 against Texas schools while moving to 7-5 on the road in the Big 12.
Price, in his 12th season, has a record of 383-329-2 at Kansas. He came to KU from Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) in 2002.
“In 35 years, every place I have been I have loved,” Price said. “I thank all the players who have played for me in the past, the great teams I have been able to coach and the outstanding young assistants that have been with me for so many different clubs and places in my career.”