K-State Completes Four-Game Sweep

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Justin Lindsey pitched seven masterful innings, while the Wildcats scored seven times in the second inning to put the game away early and complete a four-game sweep over Kent State with an 11-0 run-rule victory Sunday afternoon at Tointon Family Stadium.

With the win, Kansas State improved to 13-2 on the season and improved its winning streak to seven games, while Kent State fell to 5-9.

Lindsey (2-0) pitched a career-high seven shutout innings to record his first-career complete game. The sophomore right-hander sprayed just five Golden Flash hits with two walks, while he also tied his career high with five strikeouts. Lindsey did not allow a runner past second base all day, while only four Kent State players reached second.

The complete game was the first for the Wildcats this season and the first since A.J. Morris went the distance against Rice in last year's NCAA Regional.

Adam Muenster led the Wildcats offensively as the senior picked up his fourth three-hit game of the season, going 3-for-3 with a double and three RBI. Daniel Dellasega also recorded a multi-hit game, going 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored.

Carter Jurica was 1-for-3 with two runs scored and one RBI. The junior extended his hitting streak to 15 games to begin the season.

Kent State starter Kyle Hallock (0-2) took the loss, surrendering 10 runs on nine hits with four walks and three strikeouts in 4.1 innings.

The Wildcats began their seven-run frame with back-to-back doubles from Dellasega and Blair DeBord to score one run. After single, hit-by-pitch and walk scored the third run of the inning, Muenster broke through with a two-run single up the middle to make the score 4-0.

Jurica followed suit with a single to right field to score Tanner Witt, while Kent State right-fielder Ben Klafczynski threw the ball away on the play to allow another run to come across.

A Nick Martini single brought home the final run of the inning and put Kent State in an insurmountable hole against Lindsey's stellar pitching.

Kansas State manufactured a run in the fourth inning when Jurica reached on a fielder's choice before advancing to third on a balk and a stolen base during Martini's at-bat. Martini drove home Jurica on a ground out to add the eighth run.

The Cats plated another two runs in the fifth on a RBI hits by Witt and Muenster.

The Wildcats continue their 13-game homestand on Tuesday when K-State takes on Creighton with a 6:30 p.m. first pitch at Tointon Family Stadium. For ticket information, contact the Kansas State Athletic Ticket Office at (785) 532-7606 or visit www.k-statesports.com.