A Call to the Bullpen

At K-State, we have a vision - a national caliber program that competes for championships. But we need your help! Your participation in Diamond Cats directly assists K-State Baseball in making this vision a reality.

Download the 2016 Diamond Cats Membership Brochure

Welcome!

The Diamond Cats Club is a way for former K-State baseball players to become a part of and support the current program. Through this club, money is generated specifically for the baseball program at K-State.

From the Head Coach

Our former players have played a vital role in today's programs success, while those of you who watch from the stands are equally significant. Your gifts are very important to us now and we have several more projects in mind for the upcoming year.

Read full message from Coach Hill

Dear Former Wildcat Baseball Players and Friends of K-State Baseball:

As fall ball has officially come to a close I wanted to update you on the program's progress this off season. A return trip to the Big 12 Tournament last year was a step in the right direction as we look to build on that momentum and get back to championship level baseball. Our group of 9 seniors and 16 returning letterman were positives examples of our daily routine and we were able to take strides forward this fall.

With the additional 15 newcomers to this year's team, we are also welcoming a new strength coach and pitching coach to our staff. Evan Coachman, who joined our staff from Northwestern State, has brought a new dynamic to our weight room and conditioning programs. Tyler Kincaid takes over the pitching staff after 6 years in the same position at the University of San Diego. At San Diego, Tyler recorded several top recruiting classes and 21 Major League Draft picks. We are excited about Tyler's experience both on the field and in the recruiting game.

I also wanted to take this time to update you on our DiamondCat Club. This club has been instrumental in the advancement of our program. Funds generated from the club go directly into our training, recruiting and player development that are not allocated with in our annual budget. This past year we were able to update our weight room equipment with bumper plates as well as all new bands and a complete rebuild of our pitching mounds for our pitchers. These additions have positively impacted our student-athletes on a day to day basis. Other ways to support K-State Baseball are to attend the Fall Alumni Weekend. A phone call or email alerting us to a potential recruit is beneficial as well. It also provides support for our team to go on the road and our alumni from the area come out to see us play. If you will be attending one of our games, please let me know, so I can put you on the pass list, and feel free to stop by the dugout so I can say hello either before or after the game.

Heading into the 2015-16 DiamondCat Campaign we are looking install a permanent camera in center field and upgrade our side cameras. These permanent camera is a tremendous teaching tool for our players from a pitching, hitting, and catching perspective.

Last year we had another good year of membership for the DiamondCat Club as we totaled 80 members, which represents approximately 15% of our alumni base. Our goal for 2016 is to raise the bar to 20% membership or 125 members. I ask that you please consider joining the DiamondCat Club and support this great program that you helped lay the foundation for. Please note that your participation, regardless of amount, will make a positive impact on our program. In return for your membership you will receive various benefits associated with each giving level and a newsletter that goes out several times a year with updated news about the program and alumni events.

If you have any questions about the DiamondCats, tickets or any other K-State Baseball related questions, please contact Justin Tadtman, Director of Baseball Operations at 785-532-3926 or jtadtman@kstatesports.com.

If you make it back to Manhattan for a game or if you are just visiting, please drop by the field to say hello. I hope to see you at a game this spring. Go Cats!

/// Coach Brad Hill

Who can be a member?

The DiamondCat Club is open to anyone who has a passion for K-State Baseball.

Who can donate?

Anyone! All it takes is a desire to see K-State become a dominant force in NCAA Baseball.

Where does the money go?

All money goes directly to the baseball program and is used for facility & equipment improvements.

Anyone can donate to Diamond Cats!If you care about K-State Baseball, you can help.

Becoming a Member

If you are a former baseball player at Kansas State, and you share our vision of making K-State a championship caliber program, then this club is for you. Membership is exclusive to former players, though anyone is welcome to donate. Choose the membership level that is right for you, and receive these great benefits as our way of saying thank you for your support.

Download the 2016 Diamond Cats Membership Brochure

Membership 2015 Levels and Benefits

Recent Graduate
$50
Newsletter; Recognition in the Media Guide
*** Must have completed eligibility and/or graduated in 2010-14
Single
$100
Official Game Hat; Media Guide; Newsletter; Recognition in the Media Guide
Double
$250
K-State Polo Shirt; Official Game Hat; Media Guide; Newsletter; Recognition in the Media Guide
Triple
$500
K-State Batting Practice Top; K-State Polo Shirt; Official Game Hat; Media Guide; Newsletter; Recognition in the Media Guide
Home run
$1000
Big 12 Watch; Access to Club Suite during home games; K-State Batting Practice Top; K-State Polo Shirt; Official Game Hat; Media Guide; Newsletter; Recognition in the Media Guide
Grand Slam
$2500 +
First Pitch Opportunity; Big 12 Watch; Access to Club Suite during home games; K-State Batting Practice Top; K-State Polo Shirt; Official Game Hat; Media Guide; Newsletter; Recognition in the Media Guide

 Tax Deductions & Ahearn Fund Priority Points

Donations to Diamond Cats are tax deductible, please check with your tax advisor on percentages. All gifts will be awarded priority point in the K-State Priority Point System, however, your contribution does not count towards annual requirements for other sports.

Each year we have unexpected needs that arise that fall outside our budget parameters. We need outside financial assistance to meet these needs. Facility upgrades are also needed in the near future and funds remaining in the Diamond Cat account each year can accumulate to assist in meeting these needs.

The support of Diamond Cats has allowed us to implement numerous upgrades in our facility, purchase new equipment, including the most important equipment upgrade to date with the installation of the Sportstec Video System. The financial support allows us to impact many aspects of our program that enhances our recruiting efforts and the efforts of our current players on the field.

Donate Online

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Check with your tax advisor

Donations to Diamond Cats are tax deductible, please check with your tax advisor on percentages.

Get more information

For more information on the donation process, contact Justin Tadtman in the K-State Baseball office.

Anyone can donate to Diamond Cats!If you care about K-State Baseball, you can help.

Contact Us

If you want more information on any aspect of Diamond Cats, please feel free to contact us. We'll see you at Tointon Family Stadium!

With your help, we can take K-State baseball to the next level. Join Diamond Cats today!