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Wildcats fall to Oklahoma State in final game of the series

Alexis Forgy
Catcher Raphael Pelletier rounds the bases in Game 2 against Oklahoma State. The teams ended the series Sunday, K-State dropping the final game but winning the series 2-1.

After winning the first two games against No. 15 Oklahoma State, Kansas State baseball fell to the Cowboys 6-4 to end the series 2-1 K-State.

“We just didn’t start well,” head coach Pete Hughes said. “When you win the first two games you got to keep the momentum of the series on your side.”

After a scoreless first inning, K-State and Oklahoma State picked up the offensive efficiency. Each team scored in every inning from the 2nd to the 4th, with the Cowboys constantly staying ahead. 

The Cowboys led 6-4 after four innings, with the game going scoreless afterwards, Five Cowboys players grabbed RBI, including a two-run home run from left fielder Jaxson Crull. 

On the other side, the Wildcats found unique ways to cross home plate. First baseman David Bishop walked in left fielder Chuck Ingram with bases loaded in his only at bat. The second K-State run came off a wild pitch with center fielder Brendan Jones sliding with plenty of time left to score. Catcher Raphael Pelletier and Jones knocked in the final two runs.

As well as sharing an offensive uptick, the Big 12 opponent shared the theme of turnover on the field. The Wildcats had a total of five pitchers while the Cowboys had six. K-State also had three changes in the batting rotation, including Bishop leaving after chasing a ball and cutting his knee.

Of the K-State pitchers, reliever Cole Wisenbaker shined the brightest, pitching four innings and allowing just two batters on base and no runs. 

“He presented some problems to that lineup, which is a good lineup,” Hughes said. “He gave us a chance to get back in it, we just couldn’t.”

The Wildcats move on to host Omaha at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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Luke Lazarczyk
Luke Lazarczyk, sports writer
Sports editor for 2023-24. Previously sports editor for 2022-23 and writer for 2021-22.
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