Kansas University senior closer Stephen Villines picked up his 13th and 14th saves this season against K-State during Senior Weekend to push his career total to 40, ranking him first in the Big 12 Conference and first in the NCAA for the most saves in a career by an active pitcher. The Blue Wave alum is one save away from tying the all-time Big 12 Conference record set by Major Leaguer Huston Street (Texas, 2002-04) at 41. Villines holds the No. 2 and No. 3 season marks in KU history at 13 (2015) and 14, respectively, and is tied for 17th all-time in the NCAA record books. Since April 2, Villines has made 15 appearances, recorded eight saves and struck out 20 batters in 18 and 1/3 innings pitched. He was recently named to the first team for the Big 12 Conference.
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