Notes: Cats Back on the Road, at No. 12 Oklahoma St.

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K-State (11-12, 0-3 Big 12) Returns to the Road, Plays at #12 Oklahoma State
Location: Allie P. Reynolds Stadium (Stillwater, Okla.)

All-time series: K-State trails, 56-157 (16-34 in Big 12 Play)
Last Meeting: Oklahoma State won, 17-5, on May 11, 2014 in Manhattan


Friday, March 27
First Pitch: 7 p.m.
Probable Pitchers: RHP Colton Kalmus (0-2, 4.05 ERA) vs. RHP Jon Perrin (2-2, 3.95 ERA)
TV/Online: Here (accessible for K-StateHD.TV subscribers)
Radio: News Radio 1350 KMAN (PBP - Matt Walters)
Online Audio: Here or www.1350kman.com

Saturday, March 28
First Pitch: 3 p.m.
Probable Pitchers: TBD vs. RHP Remey Reed (2-0, 0.49 ERA)
TV/Online: Here (accessible for K-StateHD.TV subscribers)
Radio: News Radio 1350 KMAN (PBP - Matt Walters)
Online Audio: Here or www.1350kman.com

Sunday, March 29
First Pitch: 1 p.m.
Probable Pitchers: TBD vs. LHP Michael Freeman (4-0, 1.63 ERA)
TV/Online: Here (accessible for K-StateHD.TV subscribers)
Radio: News Radio 1350 KMAN (PBP - Matt Walters)
Online Audio: Here or www.1350kman.com


DUE UP
K-State returns to the road this weekend, where it has played its last 4 games, and takes on No. 12 Oklahoma State in a 3-game series at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma ... The Wildcats enter the series on a 3-game losing streak after losing its Big 12-opening series at Texas from March 20-22 ... The Cowboys have won 2 straight games and 9 of their last 10 entering this weekend, including a series victory at TCU last weekend ... Oklahoma State also won its midweek game earlier this week, beating Wichita State, 8-3, at home.

LAST TIME OUT
K-State's midweek game this week, scheduled for Wednesday, March 25 vs. Omaha in Manhattan was rained out ... In last weekend's series at Texas, K-State played 3 games over 24 hours against the Longhorns, dropping all 3 contests to open its 2015 Big 12 schedule ... The Wildcats and Longhorns played a doubleheader on Saturday, March 21, with K-State leading 3-2 entering game one's bottom of the eighth inning, but Texas scored three runs to complete the comeback and beat the Wildcats, 5-3 ... In game two, K-State was able to cut a Texas 2-0 lead in half with a single run in the fourth, but Texas scored a run in fifth after its leadoff hitter reached with a hit by pitch ... K-State's Colton Kalmus (5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K) and Jordan Floyd (3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K) kept K-State in the game; however, the Texas duo of Chad Hollingsworth (7.1 IP) and Craig Bellow (1.1 IP) limited the Wildcats to 6 hits ... In the series finale, K-State tied the game at 1-1 with a two-out RBI single by Clayton Dalrymple, but Texas scored 5 unanswered runs to complete the win, 6-1.

LAW OF AVERAGES
Since notching a season-high 3 hits on March 2 at Cal, Clayton Dalrymple has turned in a .375 batting average (18-for-48) with 7 RBIs and 9 runs scored over his last 13 games ... The outfielder's 18 hits over that stretch are tied with Shane Conlon for the team lead ... The 13-game span has also helped Dalrymple carry the team's leading batting average into this weekend as he is hitting .338 (23-for-68) ... Dalrymple is also the team leader in OBP with a .444 clip, which ranks tied for sixth among Big 12 hitters ... The junior, who is a career .289 hitter with a .401 OBP, entered this week third among active Big 12 players in career OBP.

ON FIRE
The team's second-leading hitter, Shane Conlon with a .330 batting average, has accumulated a team-best 29 hits this season ... With 179 career hits, Conlon is second among active Big 12 hitters in that category ... Conlon's 29 hits have also helped him reach base in 22 of K-State's 23 games this year ... Over the last 10 games, Conlon is hitting .432 (16-for-37) with 6 doubles, one triple, one home run, 7 RBIs and 9 runs scored ... Five of Conlon's team-leading 8 multi-hit games this season have been registered over the 10-game stretch ... Also, with 2 outs, Conlon is hitting .455 (5-for-11) over the same stretch.

RBI MACHINE
Tyler Moore, a transfer from Coffeyville Community College, enters this weekend as the team's leader with 17 RBIs ... Of the 17 RBIs, 13 have been notched in his last 13 games ... Moore has started each of those 13 games at catcher, a stretch of 14 team games for K-State ... Since March 1 at Cal, Moore is hitting .349 (15-for-43) with a .451 OBP to go with his team-best 13 RBIs ... Over the same span, Moore is hitting .471 (8-for-17) with runners in scoring position.

WHAT A RELIEF
Following 3.0 shutout innings at Texas in his last outing on March 21 (game two), Jordan Floyd has posted a 1.80 ERA (2er, 10.0ip) over his last 4 appearances ... Opponents are hitting .189 against Floyd in the 4 games ... The southpaw is leading a K-State bullpen which has a combined 3.66 ERA (Team ERA: 3.90) ... Floyd is among a group of 5 different Wildcat relievers with 8 or more appearances so far this season ... That group of 5, which includes Lucas Benenati, Jackson Douglas, Brandon Erickson, Bryce Ward and Floyd, has a combined ERA of 3.27 (23er, 63.1ip)

BIG 12 OPENERS
For the first time since 2011, K-State was swept in its first Big 12 series to a season as the Wildcats were out-scored by Texas, 14-4, over the 3 games at Austin last weekend ... In 2011, after also being swept by the Longhorns in Austin, K-State went on to drop a series at Baylor, 2-1, before closing out its conference schedule winning 11 of its last 19 games and advancing to an NCAA Regional.

REACHING BASE, SCORING RUNS
K-State has had its leadoff hitter reach base 78 times in 201 opportunities this season (39%), and within those 78 instances, the leadoff hitter went on to score 43 times (55%) ... During the last homestand, K-State saw its leadoff hitter to an inning score 68% of the time when he reached base ... Over the last 12 games, K-State's leadoff hitter has scored 24 out of a possible 40 times reaching base (60%) ... K-State's normal leadoff hitter to the lineup, Carter Yagi, has reached base to start a frame 18 times this season (most by any Wildcat) and then gone on to score 11 times (61%).

SERIES NOTES
K-State trails in the all-time series against Oklahoma State, 56-157 ... In Big 12 play, the Wildcats are 16-34 all-time against the Cowboys ... K-State has lost 10 of its last 12 games against Oklahoma State, including being swept in 2014 at home from May 9-11 ... K-State's last win against Oklahoma State was on April 21, 2013, a victory in the series finale in Stillwater in which the Cowboys won the first 2 games ... K-State is 15-91 all-time at Oklahoma State ... The Wildcats are 3-4 in Stillwater since 2009 ... K-State's last series win at Oklahoma State was in 2009 when it won the 2 games in a rain-shortened series ... The Wildcats have not won a 3-game series in Stillwater since 1971 ... K-State head coach Brad Hill is 12-21 all-time against OSU.