K-State Baseball Enters Top 25

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Coming off a four-game sweep over 2009 NCAA Regional participant Kent State last weekend, Kansas State earned its first appearance in the top 25 this season as the Wildcats placed 25th in this week's USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Poll.

The Wildcats, who are 13-2 to start the season, finished their historic 2009 season ranked 22nd in the coaches' poll, while they registered their first-ever appearance in the poll at No. 21 on April 27 last season.

Winners of seven straight, Kansas State earned 68 points in this week's poll, just one point behind UC Irvine for 24th. Texas A&M joined K-State as the only two teams that were new to the poll this week as the Aggies earned 88 points to rank 23rd.

Texas and Oklahoma joined the Wildcats and Aggies from the Big 12 in the rankings as the Longhorns are sixth and the Sooners are 13th.

Additionally, the Wildcats are receiving votes in this week's National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Top 30 poll.

K-State continues its current 13-game homestand Tuesday night against Creighton with a 6:30 p.m., first pitch at Tointon Family Stadium. For tickets, contact the Kansas State Athletic Ticket Office at (785) 532-7606 or visit www.k-statesports.com.