Jayhawks take on West Virginia at 4 p.m. Thursday on Fox College Sports
Tournament start delayed on day, format adjusted
Taylor out-dueled despite eight shutout innings
Jayhawks end Big 12 play at 12-12, with one non-conference series left in regular season
K-State scores nine unanswered runs over the final six innings to take game two
2012 (Freshman): Played in 24 games, making five starts at third base ... Batted .172 with four runs scored, two RBIs and two stolen bases ... Went 1-for-3 in six Big 12 games ... Collected first hit and drove in KU's only two runs against Belmont (Feb. 18) ... Went 1-for-1 with a walk and a run scored against Mississippi Valley State (Feb. 26) ... Collected his lone hit in conference play at Baylor (March 24) ... Went 2-for-4 with two stolen bases and two runs scored at UALR (May 1).
Mid-Pacific Institute: Lettered three years for head coach Dunn Muramaru ... Named all-state three-straight seasons ... Also an All-Interscholastic League (IHL) First Team selection in three conesecutive years ... Batted .454 in his career with 29 RBIs and 16 stolen bases ... Hit .442 as a junior and .467 as a sophomore ... Played summer ball for the Mid-Pacific American Legion team ... Helped Legion team to 2008 Hawaii State Championship and Western Region runner-up finish.
Personal: Justin Henry Protacio was born in Honolulu, Hawaii ... Son of Jeffrey and Renee Protacio ... Mother, Renee, was a cheerleader at the University of Hawaii ... Has one younger sister, Brooke ... Plans to be a physical education teacher.