Postgame Notes - Feb. 22 vs. UC Davis

Feb. 22, 2014

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  • K-State has surrendered 10 runs twice in its first seven games of a season for the first time since 2012.
    • The 2012 Wildcats allowed 15 runs at San Diego State in game five on the season and then vs. Oregon State in game seven. K-State allowed 10 runs in its third game this season and then 10 in the seventh.
    • In 2013, it was 12 games into the campaign before the Wildcats had allowed 10 or more runs in a game on two occasions.

 

  • K-State has recorded back-to-back games with double-digit hits, including a season-high 12 on Saturday against UC Davis.
    • The Wildcats are batting a combined .329 (23-for-70) in the last two games after starting the season with a team batting average of .173 (26-for-150).
    • They have also scored 14 runs in the last two games after scoring 11 runs in the season's first five games.
    • Comparing walks and strikeouts, the K-State hitters have walked 13 times and struck out 9 times in the last two games after drawing 15 walks and striking out 45 times in the first five games.

 

  • The Wildcats have left a combined 23 runners on base in the last two games and 46 left on in the last five contests.
    • Saturday's 11 runners left on base fell one short of matching the season-high, which is 12 set on Friday during K-State's 9-4 victory over Saint Mary's.

 

  • The K-State offense has been paced by Austin Fisher for much of the season so far, and Saturday was no different. The junior went 3-for-5 against UC Davis, setting a new season-high in hits. He also notched his first RBI of the season with a base hit in the first inning.
    • Fisher is batting a team-best .455 (10-for-22) with a .600 OBP through the year's first seven games.

 

  • Fisher owns a pair of active streaks through Feb. 22. The shortstop has a six-game hitting streak, going 10-for-20 over the stretch. He also owns a seven-game on-base streak this year, reaching base at least twice in all seven games.
    • He has reached base safely nine times in 14 plate appearances (.643 OBP) since Feb. 20 while also striking out just once.

 

  • RJ Santigate has recorded seven hits in the last four games, batting .467 (7-for-15) with two walks and three runs scored in the four-game span.
    • Santigate is second on K-State, trailing Austin Fisher, with a .348 batting average this season.

 

 

  • K-State has already been hit by a pitch 13 times this season, including once on Saturday and three times on Friday.