Jayhawks take on West Virginia at 4 p.m. Thursday on Fox College Sports
Tournament start delayed on day, format adjusted
Jayhawks drop sixth in a row to close the regular season
Taylor out-dueled despite eight shutout innings
Benjamin, Poppe, Toalson, Suiter honored by Big 12 Conference
2012 (Freshman): Played in 48 games, making 46 starts in left field ... Batted .226 with five doubles, four homers and 17 RBIs ... Reached base at a .333 clip ... Hit .286 against left-handed pitching ... Reached base at a .429 clip when leading off an inning ... Recorded 10 multi-hit games ... Collected first collegiate hit in season-opener against Middle Tennessee (Feb. 17) ... Recorded three hits in back-to-back games at Belmont (Feb. 18) and vs. Mississippi Valley State (Feb. 24) ... Hit home runs in back-to-back games against North Dakota (March 6-7) ... Scored a season-best three runs against North Dakota (March 7) ... Snapped out of an 0-for-28 slump with a base hit against Wichita State (April 10) ... Drove in a career-best five runs at UALR (May 1) ... Went 6-for-11 with a double and four RBIs in three-game series against Missouri (May 17-19) ... Collected five hits in 13 at-bats during Big 12 Championship, including a pair of two-hit games against Texas A&M (May 23 and 25) ... Batted .357 (15-for-42) with three doubles, two homers and 10 RBIs during the month of May.
Punahoe HS: Lettered four years for head coach Eric Kadooka ... A member of three-consecutive Hawaii state championship teams, which capped a seven-peat by the Buff-n-Blue ... Named Hawaii Gatorade Player of the Year following his junior season ... A three-time all-state and first team All-Interscholastic League of Hawaii selection ... Also selected Louisville Slugger Player of the Year in Hawaii in 2010 ... Played for the Cincinnati Reds Area Code Team ... Also selected to Hawaii state tournament all-tournament team three times ... Batted .533 with a .750 slugging percentage and 13 stolen bases his junior season ... Also lettered twice in football and one year in basketball ... Named Punahou High School Sportsman of the Year three times ... Played for the Mat-su Miners in the Alaskan Baseball League in the summer following his senior year.
Personal: Michael Brandon Suiter was born in Honolulu, Hawaii ... Son of Max and Mary Suiter ... Drafted in the 37th round of the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft by the Cincinnati Reds ... Older brother, Matthew Suiter, played two years of college baseball at San Diego ... Plans to major in communications.