April 4, 2014 - Postgame Notes

April 4, 2014

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K-State's 10-0 shutout win over KU was the Wildcats' largest shutout victory over the Jayhawks since April 11, 1969 (10-0).

 

Friday was the 17th time in 337 meetings between K-State and KU that the Wildcats shut out the Jayhawks. Prior to Friday, the last time K-State shut out KU was on May 11, 2012 at Tointon Family Stadium. Meanwhile, KU has shut out K-State 13 times in the all-time series.

 

The last four K-State shutouts have all been in a series opener.

 

K-State has won eight straight series openers against KU.

 

Levi MaVorhis has thrown two shutouts this season, making him the first K-State pitcher to have two shutouts in a single season since David Hierholzer in 1990. MaVorhis has also become just the third K-State pitcher in program history to throw two shutouts in a career. In addition to MaVorhis and Hierholzer, Mike Hinkle had two shutouts in his career, both of which were recorded in 1990 - his final season of a three-year span from 1988-1990.

 

Levi MaVorhis also has two complete games this season, the most in a season by a K-State pitcher since AJ Morris threw five in 2009. Entering this season, MaVorhis had not thrown more than 5 1/3 innings in a single outing in his career. This season, he is averaging more than 6 1/3 innings each start, including three outings of seven or more innings.

 

K-State has shut out its opponent five times this season, the most since 2008 when it also had five. The Wildcats have also shut out a conference opponent twice, which is the most in a season also since 2008 (2). The last time K-State had more than five shutouts in a season was in 1991 when it had six.

 

Tanner DeVinny hit his first career home run on Friday, a three-run shot in the bottom of the first inning. DeVinny is the first K-State freshman to hit a home run since Jared King did so on May 15, 2011 vs. New Orleans.

 

DeVinny's homer also extended his hitting streak to 13 games, which ties him with Ross Kivett for the longest hitting streak by a Wildcat this season. DeVinny also owns a 14-game on-base streak.

 

RJ Santigate went 1-for-3 with two walks on Friday, helping him extend his on-base streak to a season-high 21 games.

 

With 10 hits, eight walks and three hit by pitches, K-State's 21 base runners on Friday help improve its on-base percentage for this season to .409. The Wildcats lead the Big 12 with a .409 OBP, with the next closest team in the conference checking in at .382 (Oklahoma State).

 

Ross Kivett played in his 199th career game on Friday and notched his 246th career hit. Kivett is tied for sixth in program history in both career games played and career hits.