Baseball Continues Home Stand

The Wildcats are looking forward continuing play in their home stadium before their faithful fans. 
"We love playing at Tointon Family Stadium," said Wildcat junior outfielder Clayton Dalrymple. "It's the best place to play, and I would rather play here over anywhere else. I'm always thankful for any opportunity I get to play here."
While the Wildcats have found success at home so far this season, where they are 4-1, the team enters tonight's game coming off of a 6-3 loss to Creighton on Wednesday afternoon
"I don't think they were very sharp (on Wednesday)," said head coach Brad Hill about the Wildcats' home performance earlier this week. "I told the guys I thought they slipped up a little bit, so hopefully they'll get refocused. I just don't think we brought what we needed to the table."
Though K-State is coming off of a loss, Missouri State enters tonight's game on a three-game winning streak with its most recent success coming in the form of a 6-3 win on the road at Arkansas State.
"They're a good team that's always played tough, always had good arms," said Hill about the Bears. "They're very physical, they swing the bats very aggressively and they're well coached. Coach (Keith) Guttin has been there a long time and is a very good coach, so I respect what they do." 
K-State matched up with Missouri State on March 1 of last season, with the Wildcats finishing on top by capturing an 8-3 win in Abilene, Texas. 
"We played them last year and they were a good opponent. They had some good bats in their lineup," said Dalrymple. "They're in a good conference, so they're going to be a good team. It will be like a Big 12 contest. We're really glad we have a good team on our schedule to play against this weekend." 
The Wildcats will be on the road all of next week during spring break, beginning with a two-game series at Stephen F. Austin prior to facing No. 16 Texas in Austin next weekend. The three-game series in the capital of Texas will be the end of a stretch of 17 days featuring 13 games for the Wildcats.
"We have a lot of games coming, so hopefully we're ready to go tomorrow night," said Hill. "It's the last three-game weekend series against a nonconference opponent before we start our conference play, so it's a big week."
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Tennis Begins Big 12 Slate Today
Kansas State women's tennis will begin Big 12 action this weekend, as the Wildcats host No. 27 TCU on Friday and No. 17 Texas Tech on Sunday. Both matches are slated to be played outdoors at Mike Goss Tennis Stadium and are free and open to the public.
The Wildcats and Horned Frogs will face off today at 1 p.m. Friday's match is Fort Riley Day and will feature a color guard prior to the match.
TCU leads the series with K-State, 5-0. The last meeting in the series came on April 11, 2014, in Fort Worth, a 7-0 win by the Horned Frogs.
In the 2015 spring season, TCU is 7-5 and enter the weekend with a three-match win streak. The Horned Frogs are led by No. 41 Simona Parajova and No. 101 ranked Stefanie Tan. Parajova owns a team-leading record of 16-4 overall and is 8-2 this spring from the No. 2 position in the lineup. Tan leads the Horned Frogs from the top of the lineup with a record of 4-6 at the top position in the lineup.
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Track and Field Faces Top Competition at NCAAs
K-State Track and Field takes on the best Division I has to offer at this weekend's NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Set to run from March 13-14 at the Randal Tyson Track Complex, the Wildcats combine for 11 total entries over the two-day meet, including the Wildcat women entering the meet with nine qualifiers - the fifth-most event qualifiers of any women's squad this weekend. 
Head coach Cliff Rovelto said the expectations remain the same when it comes to any postseason meet.
"The expectations are always that the athletes come here and do what it took for them to get here," Rovelto said. "It's really as simple as that. If all of them come in here and accomplish that then in the field events they'll score, and in the running events they'll make it to the finals. So that's really all you can expect.
"Anything beyond that from a performance standpoint is fantastic. Occasionally, you're going to have people where they're going to have their personal best and that's something you're working for, but the majority of the people in this meet are not going to have personal bests. But if they did what it just took them to get here, they're going to be happy leaving here."
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