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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.
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.
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.
Junior Brendan Jones talks with his third base coach after stealing third against Omaha on April 23. Kansas State baseball won 6-4 at Tointon Family Stadium.

K-State suffers no-hitter loss to Nebraska

Luke Lazarczyk, former sports editor May 2, 2024
Three runners make it on base in an 8-0 no-hitter loss.
Junior Kaelen Culpepper stands at bat against OSU. K-State won the game 7-2 Saturday, April 20.

Baseball finishes strong in TCU series finale after dismal opening

Trey Thomas, staff writer April 29, 2024
Bat ‘Cats come alive in Game 3 to salvage series at Fort Worth.
Infielder Jaden Parsons leads off first as he watches the ongoing pitch. Kansas State baseball won 6-5 against Oklahoma State. The game went into 12 innings at Tointon Family Stadium.

Know Your Opponent: Wildcats battle Horned Frogs in uncharted territory

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor April 25, 2024
K-State and TCU baseball battle, with Wildcats finally seen as the favorite.
Junior Brendon Jones looks to the dugout after stealing second base. K-State won 6-4 against Omaha Tuesday at Tointon Family Stadium.

‘Important win for our program’: Baseball defeats Omaha in midweek game

Khalia Woods, staff writer April 24, 2024
The Wildcats win 6-4 over Omaha Mavericks.
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.

Wildcats fall to Oklahoma State in final game of the series

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor April 21, 2024
K-State and OSU go scoreless after the 4th inning as Cowboys win.
Pitcher Jackson Wentworth is celebrated my his team and the crowd coming back to the dugout. He threw six innings, allowing one run and pitching the first four hitless.

Baseball makes quick work of Cowboys, secures series in two games

Trey Thomas, staff writer April 20, 2024
Raphael Pelletier had career-high two home runs in second game vs Oklahoma State.
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