Benjamin, Poppe, Toalson, Suiter honored by Big 12 Conference
Kansas to play three games at Spring Mobile Ballpark against the Utes
Dreiling delivers KU's second-consecutive walk-off win
Kansas has six conference games left, all at Hoglund Ballpark
Senior Tanner Poppe gives up one hit, strikes out seven and walks none in the win
Honors and Awards:
2012 (Freshman): Pitched in 15 games out of the bullpen ... Posted an 0-1 record with a 3.71 ERA in 17 innings ... Recorded 10 strikeouts ... Made collegiate debut against Mississippi Valley State (Feb. 26), pitching a scoreless frame ... Tossed two scoreless innings against College World Series participant Stony Brook (March 9) ... Pitched a scoreless inning at Oklahoma State (April 7) ... Did not allow a run over his final six appearances ... Tossed two scoreless innings against Saint Mary (April 18) and a perfect inning against Kansas State (April 25) ... Threw 1 1/3 innings against Missouri at Big 12 Championship (May 26).
Free State HS: Lettered three years for head coach Mike Hill Jr. ... Named first team all-state as a junior ... A two-time All-Sunflower League selection ... Selected all-metro honorable mention as a utility player ... Played the summer of 2010 for the Lawrence Cactus for former Jayhawk assistant coach Wilson Kilmer ... Batted .372 with four homers and 22 RBIs ... Also posted a 4-1 record with a 5.44 ERA in 18 innings on the mound.
Personal: Colin Toalson was born in Fairfax, Va. ... Son of Marci and Steve Toalson ... Has three younger siblings, Guin, Shannon and Christopher ... Father, Steve, lettered in crew at Washburn ... Mother, Marci (Kennedy), played lacrosse at Holy Cross ... Grandfather, William Toalson, lettered in golf at KU ... Plans to major in mechanical engineering.