LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) -- Former Seaman High School standout pitcher and current Kansas junior Ryan Zeferjahn posted eight strikeouts in Friday's first Sunflower Showdown game.
But his eighth and final of the game might have been his most significant.
It came at the top of the sixth, and made Zeferjahn the first pitcher in Kansas history to record two seasons with 100 or more strikeouts.
The strikeout, however, could have also been his last at Hoglund Ballpark, according to KU Athletics.
The school anticipates Zeferjahn to be drafted this summer.
The former Viking's 254 career strikeouts with the Jayhawks rank third all-time and are the most by a three-year player.
Kansas recorded five runs in the first inning and two in the third to take a commanding lead over Kansas State.
The Jayhawks then added three more after four and a half scoreless innings between both teams to top the Wildcats 10-0.
It was the largest margin of victory against KU's in-state rival since 1978.
Due to forecasted rain in the area, the start time for Saturday's game two has been moved to 11 a.m.