March 8, 2014 - Postgame Notes

March 8, 2014

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K-State’s winning streak now stands at five games, its longest since May 5-18, 2013 when it won six straight games. In 2013, K-State’s longest winning streak was six games, set three different times.

 

The Wildcats have also won four straight against Iowa. Last year, K-State won the final two games of a three-game set. K-State is 11-7 all-time against Iowa, including 11-2 in the last 13 meetings.

 

K-State is going for its first series sweep of the season and first since May 10-12, 2013 at Kansas. Last season, K-State had four sweeps in three-game series – including two against nonconference opponents (Oakland and Bethune-Cookman).

 

The Wildcat pitching staff has a 2.20 ERA (11er, 45.0ip) in the last five games, led by a group of six relievers who have combined to post a 0.00 ERA over the stretch. The K-State bullpen has not been responsible for a run since Feb. 23 at Saint Mary’s.

 

Jared Moore picked up his third straight winning decision. It is the first time Moore has won three straight starts in his career. He is also the first Wildcat with wins in three straight starts since Blake McFadden from April 2-14, 2013.

 

With the start, Moore moved into sole possession of ninth place on K-State’s career appearances list with 64. Moore passed his former teammate, Jake Doller, on the list. With Moore’s next game, he will tie Chase Bayuk (2005-08) for eighth on the career appearances list.

 

Ross Kivett is batting .471 (8-for-17) with a .591 on-base percentage in the last five games. The senior also has three stolen bases, four RBI, five walks and five runs scored in the stretch. He is the owner of a season-high 11-game on-base streak.

 

After notching one hit on Saturday, Kivett has 220 in his K-State career. He is eighth all-time in program history on the career hits list with the 220 base knocks.

 

Kivett’s steal on Saturday also gives him 62 in his K-State career, tying him with Nick Martini for second on K-State’s all-time list. Adam Muenster (2007-10) holds the program record with 78 career stolen bases.

 

Shane Conlon is hitting .429 (9-for-21) with three doubles and two RBI in the last five games. He has reached base safely in each contest during the winning streak, helping him extend his on-base streak to 12 games – the longest active streak on K-State.

 

RJ Santigate has eight RBI in the last five games, half of which have been with two outs. The senior drove in a pair of two-out runs on Saturday vs. Iowa. Santigate also leads the Wildcats with nine RBI this season.