Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes: 5.8.2019

Brady Morningstar is now an assistant coach at Texas Wesleyan University

Kansas News

KU baseball splits doubleheader with Jackson State | KUsports.com
A strong pitching performance from sophomore starting pitcher Steve Washilewski (3-2) pushed the Jayhawks to a 2-1 win in game one. After sparking a rally in the eighth inning to trim their deficit to one, Kansas (27-22) fell short of Jackson State (30-22) by an 8-7 margin in the second game of a doubleheader.

‘Big stage’ of KU helped secure Tristan Enaruna’s commitment
“I’ve always wanted to play on a big team, like the highest level of college basketball,” Enaruna said via the Journal-World’s Matt Tait. “They’ve been recruiting me very hard. We kind of built a relationship, me and them. I really like Coach Self, and I think he will be able to help me to become a player that I really want. I think I’m just overall a great fit for that team right now.”

4-star forward Tristan Enaruna makes college decision
“I’m blessed to announce my commitment to one of the most prestigious programs in the country!” Enaruna tweeted. “I’m super excited to join this great community and see what and where this journey will bring me, I’m ready. Rock Chalk!”

KU basketball signees take major leap in final Top247
KU basketball’s two 2019 early signees are on the rise according to the latest incarnation of the Top247 — the final such overhaul to the rankings.

Other Sports News

Blues win caps historic Game 7 OT playoff trifecta
Patrick Maroon’s goal at 5:50 of the second overtime pushed the St. Louis Blues past the Dallas Stars — and into the Western Conference finals — with a historic 2-1 win in Game 7 of their second-round series Tuesday night in St. Louis.

Malone emotional after Denver school shooting
A shaken Michael Malone pleaded for something to change after a school shooting that left one student dead took place at a Highlands Ranch public charter school in his suburban Denver community.

Sources: George out for camp start after surgery
The Oklahoma City Thunder announced Tuesday that All-Star Paul George underwent rotator cuff surgery to repair a partially torn tendon in his right shoulder. The expectation is he will miss at least the start of preseason training camp, league sources told ESPN.

A’s Fiers blanks Reds for second career no-hitter
A light malfunction almost stopped Mike Fiers’ night from getting started. A high pitch count nearly prevented him from finishing it.

Butler after 76ers’ 36-point loss: ‘We laid an egg’
Brett Brown became a meme, Joel Embiid was mocked by Toronto Raptors fans the way he normally mocks opponents and the Philadelphia 76ers suffered one of their worst losses in the franchise’s postseason history in a 125-89 defeat Tuesday night.

Other News

China reverses on key parts of US trade deal: report | TheHill
Chinese negotiators reportedly walked back key terms of a trade agreement hammered out with their Washington counterparts, sparking a tweet threatening tariffs from President Trump.

Kalispell Plans Extra Patrols to Enforce Seatbelt Laws – Flathead Beacon
The Kalispell Police Department and Montana Highway Patrol will have extra officers on the streets from May 20 to June 2 as part of a nationwide “Click It or Ticket” campaign to enforce seatbelt laws.

Colorado school shooting: STEM school closed this week, more updates
Superintendent Thomas S. Tucker said in a letter to parents that STEM School Highlands Ranch, a public charter school with more than 1,850 students in kindergarten through 12th grade, will be closed for the remainder of the week.

Daily Inter Lake – Local News, Holocaust, synagogue shooting survivor shares powerful story
As a child he and his family endured the Nazi concentration camps during World War II. Seventy-three years later, Samet locked eyes with a gunman intent on killing Jews at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. In between those horrific times, he has created a life with love, family and service wrapped around his sharp-witted humor that had the audience laughing along with him at several points during the night.

Daily Inter Lake – Local News, Voters reject Kalispell school levy request
“Our administrative team meets tomorrow for our regular monthly meeting, so we will begin the arduous task of trimming $1.2 million from the [high school] budget for the 2019-20 school year,” Flatau stated. “The board of trustees has a scheduled finance committee meeting this Friday morning and I’m sure will also begin to wrestle with this budget deficit. Please know we will work to make reductions with the least impact on our classrooms, but this will be a challenging task. Thanks to everyone who assisted in these efforts. It is appreciated. “

Source: Rock Chalk Talk