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Pitcher Blake Dean walks off the field against BYU on May 18. Dean, a freshman, helped the Wildcats reach the 2024 Super Regionals and will aim to be key to the Wildcats taking the next step.

K-State baseball falls to Virginia in Super Regional

Trey Thomas, sports writer June 11, 2024
Battle of clutch batting favors Virginia in fight for the College World Series.
Kentucky transfer Ugonna Onyenso poses on his visit to K-State on June 4. He became the Wildcats eighth portal addition with his commitment. (Photo Courtesy of K-State Athletics)

K-State lands Kentucky big man Ugonna Onyenso

Toby Hammes, sports editor June 4, 2024
Jerome Tang brings another big man to Manhattan.
Shortstop Kaelen Culpepper celebrates in the dugout against BYU May 18, 2024. The Wildcats later advanced to the second Super Regional in program history, led by a regional MVP performance from Culpepper.

K-State advances to Super Regional after dominant Fayetteville Regional performance

Trey Thomas, sports writer June 3, 2024
3-0 weekend leads Wildcats into prized Super Regional berth.
Reliever JJ Slack celebrates after setting down a BYU batter in the series opener on May 16. The Wildcats set a program-record 21 strikeouts in the victory.

Walk-off and strikeout record highlight series victory over BYU

Toby Hammes, sports editor May 19, 2024
Baseball’s regular season finished with a 2-1 series victory against BYU.
Transfer forward Achor Achor poses during his visit to Manhattan. Achor became the Wildcats second commit on May 16 and seventh overall for the 2024-25 season. (Photo courtesy of K-State Athletics)

Coveted transfer Achor Achor commits to K-State

Toby Hammes, sports editor May 16, 2024
Wildcats strike big in their latest portal addition.
Head Coach Jerome Tang claps for his players after taking the lead. The Wildcats beat the West Virginia Mountaineers 94-90 Feb. 26 in Bramlage Coliseum.

K-State adds JUCO prospect Chimobi Ikegwuruka

Toby Hammes, sports editor May 16, 2024
Wildcats return to JUCO recruits for the first time since Nae’Qwan Tomlin’s signing.
Closing pitcher Tyson Neighbors pitches the final inning allowing no runs, securing the win for the Wildcats. K-State won against KU 4-2 May 5 at Tointon Family Stadium. This win, combined with the win from Friday, led to the series win of the Sunflower Showdown for the Wildcats.

Baseball drops series at West Virginia

Toby Hammes, sports editor May 12, 2024
K-State unable to capitalize on Friday's victory.
K-State mens basketball head coach Jerome Tang sings the K-State alma mater with students following the Wildcat win over the Baylor Bears. The Wildcats beat the Bears 68-64 in overtime on Jan. 16 at Bramlage Coliseum, putting the Wildcats 10-0 in overtime under coach Tang.

K-State lands transfer scorer Max Jones

Toby Hammes, sports editor May 9, 2024
Men’s basketball adds another shooter to the 2024-25 roster.
Freshman pitcher Blake Dean celebrates after a clutch out in the Sunflower Showdown. K-State won its third straight series against Kansas May 5, 2024 at Tointon Family Stadium.

K-State baseball wins third straight Sunflower Showdown

Toby Hammes, sports editor May 7, 2024
The Wildcats move to 28-19 and 12-12 in Big 12 play after winning the series finale 4-2.
Freshman Nick English steps up to bat with his brother, Jake English, behind the plate for Kansas. The Jayhawks won 4-0 in the second game of the Sunflower Showdown.

Jayhawks level Sunflower Showdown 1-1 with shutout performance

Luke Lazarczyk, former sports editor May 4, 2024
K-State bats fall short as Kansas evens the Sunflower Showdown.
All-American closer Tyson Neighbors celebrates after closing the door on the Jayhawks. K-State won the Sunflower Showdown opener Friday, May 3 at Tointon Family Stadium.

Baseball triumphs in Sunflower Showdown opener

Khalia Woods, staff writer May 4, 2024
The Wildcats win 3-2 after a nail-biting opener over the Jayhawks.
Catcher Raphael Pelletier throws the ball back against Oklahoma State. K-State won the series 2-1, the last series win the Wildcats have gained before playing Kansas.

Know Your Opponent: Strongest Sunflower Showdown on the diamond in years

Luke Lazarczyk, former sports editor May 2, 2024
K-State battles KU after suffering a no-hitter loss against Nebraska.
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