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Youngest Price tapped as reserve on all-star team

July 11, 2006

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— Lawrence's Robby Price has been chosen as a reserve infielder on the Northwoods League North Division's all-star team.

Price, a May graduate of Free State High and a Kansas University signee, is hitting .318 with the Duluth Huskies of the wood-bat league made up primarily of college players.

Through 33 games this summer, Price has 28 hits, including one double and a home run, 11 RBIs and 15 runs.

"(Robby) came up and exceeded expectations so far," Duluth manager Dave Parra said.

Price is the youngest of three sons of KU baseball coach Ritch Price.

Second son Ryne played for the Huskies last season.

"That's the good thing about coaches' kids," Parra said. "Robby's a lot like Ryne minus the strikeouts. He's straight out of high school, and he has done a great job.

"He's one of our top infielders."

Ryne, a junior second baseman for the Jayhawks, is playing in Alaska this summer with the Anchorage Glacier-Pilots.

Ritchie Price, the oldest of the Price brothers, was the Jayhawks' starting shortstop for the last four seasons and is now with the New York Mets' farm club in Kingsport, Tenn.

The Northwoods League All-Star Game will be Wednesday in LaCrosse, Wis.

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