April 5, 2014 - Postgame Notes

April 5, 2014

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Saturday’s loss snapped K-State’s five-game winning streak against KU, dating back to May 13, 2012. K-State has won 21 of the last 26 meetings between the two schools.

 

Saturday’s loss was also the first for the Wildcats at Tointon Family Stadium this season. K-State, which won 14 straight games in Tointon Family Stadium since the Manhattan Regional in 2013, drops to 11-1 at home in 2014. The last time K-State started a season with 11 straight home wins to start a season was 2009 when the Wildcats won their first 12 home games of the season.

 

Despite Saturday’s loss, K-State is still in position to win the series against KU. K-State has not lost a season series against the Jayhawks since 2006. K-State won the season series in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2013 as well as split the season series in 2009 and 2012.

 

K-State has not lost back-to-back games against KU in Manhattan since May 22 and 23, 2004.

 

The Wildcats are 99-78-1 all-time against the Jayhawks in Manhattan.

 

Tanner DeVinny extended his hitting streak to a season-high 14 games after he went 2-for-4 on Saturday. The freshman’s 14-game hitting streak is the longest by a Wildcat this season. The last Wildcat to have a hitting streak longer than 14 games was Austin Fisher and his hitting streak of 18 games from April 13-May 17, 2013.

 

Saturday’s multi-hit game for DeVinny was his seventh of the season and fifth during his 14-game hitting streak. He is tied for fifth on K-State with the seven multi-hit games.

 

RJ Santigate extended his on-base streak to 22 games, which is already a career-high, by drawing a walk on Saturday. Santigate has a .430 OBP during the 22-game stretch.

 

Blair DeBord recorded his fifth multi-hit game of the year by going 2-for-3 on Saturday. Since March 26 vs. Nebraska (7 games), DeBord is batting .444 (12-for-27) with seven RBI and a .531 OBP.

 

K-State hitters combined to draw seven walks on Saturday, giving them 15 walks in the first two games of the series against KU. The Jayhawks, meanwhile, have walked four times in the two games.

 

Saturday’s attendance of 3,847 was the largest crowd at Tointon Family Stadium this season – besting the previous season-high of 3,090 – and largest home crowd since April 5, 2013 vs. Texas Tech. Through the first two games of the KU series, 7,020 combined fans have attended the series.