Postgame Notes - Feb. 14 vs. Cal Poly

Feb. 15, 2014

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Blank Checks

  • The Wildcats were shut out for the first time since March 13, 2013 when Northern Colorado beat K-State 3-0.
  • K-State was only shut out once last season.
  • It was the first time K-State was shut out on the road since April 11, 2012 at Missouri State (3-0).
  • It was the first time K-State was shut out on Opening Day since 1978. The Wildcats lost 10-0 at Oral Roberts on March 13, 1978, its first year under head coach Dave Baker.
  • The last time the Wildcats were shut out in the opening weekend of a season was 2004 when K-State lost to No. 1 Rice, 13-0, on Feb. 15. The 2004 season was Brad Hill’s first as the K-State head coach.

 

Right Start

  • Starting pitcher Levi MaVorhis struck out four in five innings. The four punchouts matched the sophomore’s career-high last set on May 3, 2013 at Texas.
  • MaVorhis also did not walk any batters, marking the second time in his seven career starts he has not issued any free passes.
  • It was the second time MaVorhis held an opponent scoreless in a start in his career. Prior to last night, MaVorhis shut out TCU in 5 1/3 innings on April 26, 2013. The start against TCU was MaVorhis’ first start of the 2013 season as well as his first start of his career.
  • The two hits allowed by MaVorhis were also the fewest he has surrendered in a start in his career.
  • The last time a K-State pitcher threw five or more innings in a start and allowed two hits or fewer was Nate Williams on March 22, 2013 vs. Bethune-Cookman. Williams allowed two hits and no runs in six innings while striking out seven and walking five.

 

Fish On Base

  • Austin Fisher reached base twice with two walks. In all four career games against Cal Poly, Fisher has reached base two or more times. The junior has a .588 OBP in the four career games against Cal Poly (5 hits, 4 walks, 1 HBP in 17 PAs).

 

Streaks Ended

  • Shane Conlon had his nine-game hitting streak and nine-game on-base streak snapped last night after going 0-for-4. The nine-game hitting streak was the longest active streak by a Wildcat entering the season.
  • Blair DeBord also had his nine-game on-base streak snapped last night after he went hitless in his four at-bats. The nine-game on-base streak was tied with Conlon for the longest active streak by a Wildcat.