Taylor logs 10th quality start of the season
Jayhawks drop sixth in a row to close the regular season
Jayhawks end Big 12 play at 12-12, with one non-conference series left in regular season
Kansas (31-18) extends its season-best winning streak to six games.
Dreiling delivers KU's second-consecutive walk-off win
Career Honors and Awards:
2012 (Sophomore): Tabbed All-Big 12 Honorable Mention ... Played in 53 games, making 50 starts in the outfield ... Started games at all three outfield positions (11 in left field, six in center field and 33 in right field) ... Batted .265 with three doubles, three homers and 24 runs scored ... Had a .340 on-base percentage ... Reached base at a .406 clip when leading off an inning ... Recorded 11 multi-hit games and five multi-RBI contests ... Had a 1.000 fielding percentage, committing no errors in 123 chances ... Collected a three-run triple against Mississippi Valley State (Feb. 24) ... Went 3-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in series finale against Texas Tech (April 1) ... Hit first home run of season at Creighton (April 3) ... Homer was just the second hit at T.D. Ameritrade Park to that point ... Collected a season-high four hits against Wichita State (April 10) ... Recorded hits in six-straight games (April 7-14) ... Matched a career-high, going 4-for-6 against Kansas State (April 25) ... Led off K-State game with a homer run ... Collected hits in eight-straight games (May 6-23) ... Went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a solo homer against Missouri (May 26) at the Big 12 Championship.
2011 (Freshman): Played in 30 games, making seven starts, all in the outfield ... Played in first 20 games as a reserve ... Hit .273 with three doubles, a homer and eight RBIs ... Collected a pinch hit single against Baylor (April 3) for first collegiate hit ... Hit a pinch-hit three-run homer in the ninth inning at Texas Tech (May 1) ... Made first start in left field against Wichita State (May 3) ... Went 3-for-7 with five runs scored five RBIs in four-game series against Alabama A&M (May 13-15).
Fairview HS: Lettered four times for head coach Rick Harig ... A three-time all-region and all-conference selection ... An all-state honorable mention selection in 2010 ... Batted .527 with eight homers and 23 RBIs during his senior season ... Also batted .454 with 16 homers and 53 RBIs with 26 stolen bases for the Hisco Knights Legion team in 2009 ... Helped legion team place second at state tournament in 2009 ... Also lettered three times in football ... Named 5A all-state on the gridiron in 2009 ... A two-time all-conference and all-region pick in football ... An academic all-state selection.
Personal: Tucker Tharp was born in Boulder, Colo. ... Son of Richard and Melinda Tharp ... Father, Richard, is a former Athletic Director at the University of Colorado ... Has two brothers who both participated in college athletics ... Brother, Travis, played baseball at Northwestern ... Brother, Taylor, played quarterback at Boise State and signed a free agent contract with the Carolina Panthers in 2008 ... Undecided on a major.