Jayhawks take on West Virginia at 4 p.m. Thursday on Fox College Sports
Senior Tanner Poppe gives up one hit, strikes out seven and walks none in the win
DeLeon, McKay hit round-trippers in Kansas win
Kansas takes on Cougars at Miller Park
Jayhawks square off with Horned Frogs at Lupton Stadium
Thunderbird HS: Lettered for head coach Seth Melton ... A three-time all-state selection by the Arizona Republic ... Honored twice by the Arizona Baseball Coaches Association ... Selected First Team All-Black Canyon Region as a sophomore ... A preseason Under Armour All-American as a senior ... As a junior, batted .554 with 16 doubles, 10 homers and 50 RBIs ... Also hit .485 as a sophomore and .337 as a freshman ... Lettered four years in basketball ... A two-time Offensive Player of the Year in the Black Canyon Region and four-time honorable mention all-state in basketball.
Personal: Marcus Wheeler was born in Phoenix, Ariz. ... Son of Chester Hayes and Sherri Wheeler ... Has a younger sister, Jazmyn ... Father, Chester and mother, Sherri, both played basketball at Grand Canyon University ... Plans to major in sports management.