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March 8, 2002


Kansas University has outscored its opponents 90-25 while starting the baseball season with a nine-game winning streak.

Of course, those nine victories have come against NAIA teams like Ottawa and Kansas Newman and non-conference opponents Centenary and Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The schedule gets harder this weekend when the Jayhawks  ranked 31st by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association  open Big 12 Conference play at home against No. 13 Texas A&M.;

"We have to be ready," coach Bobby Randall said. "We don't have a choice."

Justin Moore, 2-0 with a 1.38 ERA, will start today's 3 p.m. game for the Aggies (14-4 overall, 3-0 Big 12 ), while Lawrence senior Jeff Davis (2-0, 1.20) will take the mound for Kansas.

KU's starters for Saturday's game at 2 p.m. (Dan Olson 3-0, 2.89) and Sunday's 1 p.m. game (Jake Wright 2-0, 0.75) are set, but A&M; has yet to determine who will pitch those games.

Although the Aggies have compiled a 2.76 ERA against the likes of No. 20 Arizona and No. 22 Texas Tech, Kansas hitters are looking forward to this weekend's three-game series.

The Jayhawks are hitting .328 as a team with a slugging percentage just under .600, and have been led the past two games by juniors Pat Holmes and Kevin Wheeler.

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