K-State Remains in National Rankings

MANHATTAN, Kan. Following a 3-2 record last week, the Kansas State baseball team retained its national rankings as the Cats were ranked No. 23 by Baseball America and No. 25 by Rivals.com, the organizations announced Monday.


Kansas State, which earned its first-ever appearance in Baseball America’s Top 25 last week, moved down two spots after entering the poll at No. 21 a week ago. The Wildcats fell just one spot in the Rivals.com Top 25 after being ranked No. 24 last Monday. K-State checked in at No. 30 in the NCBWA Top 30 after a No. 29 ranking last week, while it also received votes in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches’ Top 25 for the third-straight week.


Last week, the Cats swept in-state rival Wichita State, defeating the Shockers 13-5 in Manhattan on Tuesday before holding on for a 4-3 win on Wednesday in Wichita. This past weekend, K-State dropped its first two games against Missouri on Friday and Saturday by scores of 4-3 and 11-6, but salvaged the last game of the series by an 11-5 margin on Sunday.


The Wildcats travel to Austin, Texas, for a three-game conference series at No. 2 Texas beginning Friday, April 24, at 6 p.m. at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.