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Pitcher JJ Slack draws his arm back for the pitch. Slack helped the Wildcats beat the Shockers in Manhattan 6-3 by pitching four scoreless innings.

JJ Slack and fundamental baseball deliver K-State eighth-inning comeback win

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor April 10, 2024
Slack’s third appearance leads to four scoreless innings to push the comeback win.
Head coach Jeff Mittie and center Ayoka Lee are joined by new team-dog Bram at a press conference. Lee and Mittie discussed Lees process to return to K-State for one more season.

Ayoka Lee and Jeff Mittie discuss Lee’s return for a final season

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor April 10, 2024
Amid variables, Lee commits to return for one final season.
Left fielder Chuck Ingram swings at the ball against South Dakota State. Ingram had the sole home run against the Jackrabbits in the 16-5 Wildcat blowout victory.

Wildcats finishes series against UCF with loss after Saturday win

Trey Thomas, staff writer April 7, 2024
K-State falls 6-1 Sunday to lose UCF series 2-1.
Left fielder Chuck Ingram points out after making it to first base in Game 3 against Texas. Ingram took the lead for the Wildcats against UCF but ultimately loss 7-4.

Baseball loses against host No. 25 UCF in series opener

Khalia Woods, staff writer April 5, 2024
The Wildcats lose their grip on the Knights for a 7-4 loss.
Shortstop Kaelen Culpepper swings against Missouri State on March 17 in Manhattan. The Wildcats beat the Bears 11-3 on March 17 and won at Missouri State 8-4 on April 3.

Baseball bounces back against Missouri State, winning 8-4 

Trey Thomas, staff writer April 3, 2024
Kaelen Culpepper shines, racking up 4 RBI, 1 triple and 1 home run.
K-State transfer guard Dug McDaniel drives past a Penn State guard Ace Baldwin Jr. in the 66-57 loss in the Big 10 tournament. McDaniel, who scored seven points and collected six assists in the loss, committed to Kansas State on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of Grace Lahti and The Michigan Daily)

K-State lands Michigan transfer Dug McDaniel

Toby Hammes, staff writer April 3, 2024
Wildcats pick up highly-rated point guard to kick off portal season. 
Junior golfer Carla Bernat practices at Colbert Hills on Sept. 5, 2023. Bernat claimed the individual title at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic and earned her second invitation to the Augusta National Womens Amateur.

Carla Bernat claims individual title at Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic

Toby Hammes, staff writer April 1, 2024
Bernat earns individual title before second Augusta National Women's Amateur appearance.
Third baseman Jason Parsons starts running after bunting the ball. Parsons had one hit in three at-bats as the Wildcats fell to the Longhorns 6-3 Saturday, giving Texas the series win 2-1.

Wildcats drop final series game to Longhorns

Trey Thomas, staff writer March 31, 2024
K-State drops two straight after dominant Game 1 vs. Texas.
K-State pitcher Jacob Frost performs a pickoff attempt to first baseman David Bishop. K-State fell to Texas 21-11 in a historic 32-run game Saturday, tying the series 1-1.

Wildcats’ comeback falls short in 32-run game against Longhorns

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor March 29, 2024
K-State baseball 10-game winning streak ends in historic game against Texas.
Outfielder Brenden Jones high-fives his teammates after scoring a run for the Wildcats. The Wildcats beat Holy Cross 5-4 on Feb. 24 as Jones scored two runs with two hits and three walks.

Brendan Jones’ rise to one of K-State baseball’s most impactful players

Trey Thomas, staff writer March 28, 2024
Junior outfielder Brendan Jones is in the midst of a career season.
Guard Gabby Gregory hypes herself and the crowd up during her performance against Colorado during K-States round of 32 matchup in Manhattan. Gregory transferred to K-State in 2022 and played for two years, becoming a fan favorite among the fanbase.

K-State and Gabby Gregory: The team and player Manhattan rallied behind

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor March 26, 2024
Gabby Gregory’s two years at K-State brought new life to women’s basketball.
Head coach Pete Hughes watches his players against Oklahoma State on April 1, 2022, at Tointon Family Stadium. With winning Game 1 in the series against Houston, Hughes notched his 800th career win. (Archive photo)

Wildcats extend winning streak with sweep versus Houston 

Trey Thomas, staff writer March 25, 2024
Baseball on nine-game win streak after sweeping Houston.
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