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Second baseman Brady Day runs out of the batters box after a hit against Wichita State. Day went 3-4 on the night as K-State took down the Shockers 6-3.

Know Your Opponent: Similar Wildcats and Sooners battle one last time

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor April 11, 2024
Strong offenses in K-State and Oklahoma go head-to-head for three-game series.

Walk with the Wildcats: A virtual reality tour of Tointon Family Stadium

Take an exclusive look inside where the K-State Baseball team practices and plays and learn about the history of Tointon Family Stadium 
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.
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 leaps over a Texas baserunner to attempt a double play on Friday, March 29. The Wildcats loss the game 21-11 as the 32 runs set a record for the highest score game in a matchup between the two schools in their head-to-head history.

Know Your Opponent: Former top 25 K-State travels to No. 25 UCF

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor April 4, 2024
Wildcats face No. 25 UCF baseball in Big 12 play for the first time.
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.
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.
Freshman Rohan Putz celebrates in the dugout after a big play from K-State. The Wildcats created play-after-play, defeating Texas 14-6 to open the three-game series.

Baseball dominates Texas in series opener 14-6

Khalia Woods, staff writer March 28, 2024
The Wildcats win in a blowout game to the Texas Longhorns 14-6.
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.
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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