Notes: K-State Ends Home Slate, Hosts Oklahoma

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K-State (23-25, 7-11 Big 12) Ends Home Schedule with Series vs. Oklahoma (30-21, 11-7 Big 12)
Location: Tointon Family Stadium (Manhattan, Kan.)


All-time series: K-State trails, 75-188-1
Last Meeting: K-State won, 5-0, on March 23, 2014 in Norman, Okla.


Friday, May 8
First Pitch: 6:30 p.m.
Probable Pitchers: TBA vs. RHP Jake Elliott (4-4, 2.50 ERA)
TV: Cox Kansas (PBP -- Brian Smoller; Analyst -- Mike Clark)
Online: K-StateHD.TV
Radio: K-State Sports Network (PBP -- Matt Walters, John Kurtz)
Online Audio: Here


Saturday, May 9
First Pitch: 2 p.m.
Probable Pitchers: TBA vs. RHP Robert Tasin (7-2, 2.08)
TV: Fox College Sports-Central (PBP -- Brian Smoller; Analyst -- Mike Clark)
Online: K-StateHD.TV
Radio: News Radio 1350 KMAN (PBP -- Matt Walters, John Kurtz)
Online Audio: Here or www.1350kman.com

Promotions
Senior Day


Sunday, May 10
First Pitch: 1 p.m.
Probable Pitchers: TBA vs. RHP Alec Hansen (4-5, 4.17 ERA)
TV: Fox College Sports-Central (PBP -- Brian Smoller; Analyst -- Mike Clark)
Online: K-StateHD.TV
Radio: News Radio 1350 KMAN (PBP -- Matt Walters, John Kurtz)
Online Audio: Here or www.1350kman.com

Promotions
Family Day -- Willie's Fun Zone (pregame), Kids Run the Bases (postgame), Wildcat 4 Pack (4 general admission tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 chips, 4 drinks -- all for $34)


DUE UP
In its final home series of 2015, K-State returns to Big 12 action with a three-game set against Oklahoma at Tointon Family Stadium from May 8-10 ... The Wildcats had their conference bye last weekend, hosting non-conference foe Arkansas State ... K-State enters this weekend 5-4 in its last 9 games, a stretch that includes 2 series wins against the likes of Baylor, in Waco, and Arkansas State ... The Wildcats lost their midweek matchup at Wichita State this past Tuesday, 11-5 ... Oklahoma arrives in Manhattan 4-5 in its last 9 games ... The Sooners have lost each of their last 2 weekend series, first vs. Sam Houston State and then last week's Bedlam Series against Oklahoma State ... The Sooners did not play a midweek game this week ... K-State and Oklahoma last met March 21-23, 2014 in Norman.

LAST TIME OUT
K-State dropped its final non-conference game of the season this past Tuesday, losing 11-5 at Wichita State to split the season series against the Shockers ... The Wildcats allowed 6 runs in the first 2 innings, including 5 in the second, to fall behind 6-0 ... After Shane Conlon struck for a two-out, two-run single in the third, Wichita State responded with 2 more runs to take an 8-2 lead ... Kyle Halbohn surrendered a three-run home run to Tanner Kirk in the sixth that capped Wichita State's scoring and made it 11-2 ... The Shockers had 15 hits while K-State had 7 ... Sam Chadick, Conlon and Tyler Moore combined for 6 of the 7 Wildcat hits as each had 2 apiece ... Both Chadick and Moore added an RBI, with Moore hitting an RBI double in the eighth and Chadick contributing an RBI triple in K-State's two-run ninth ... K-State starting pitcher Mark Biesma took the loss, his third, after allowing 5 runs, 4 earned, in one-plus inning pitched ... Wichita State's starter, Sam Hilliard, threw a career-high 6 2/3 innings to help earn the win.

SENIOR MOMENT
On Saturday, K-State will honor its 4 seniors before the game with Senior Day ... Mark Biesma, Max Brown, Shane Conlon and Carter Yagi will all be recognized ... Biesma is in his first year with K-State after attending Washburn for the last 3 years ... Both Brown and Yagi are in their second years as both transferred from junior colleges ... Conlon, who graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences in December 2014 and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Student Development, has played for K-State since 2011.

SHANE'S TOP 10
Entering the final home series of his K-State career, Shane Conlon has already etched his name in K-State's record books ... The redshirt senior has played in 203 games, which is the eighth-highest total in K-State history ... He has played in 187 games as a position player and 16 solely as a pitcher ... He has started in 156 of the last 167 K-State games since the start of 2013 ... The first baseman also owns the Wildcat record for career putouts with 1,606 (next closest: Mark English with 1,190 from 1998-2001) ... He registered his 200th career hit this past Tuesday, making him the 18th Wildcat in school history to reach that milestone ... Of his 200 hits, 149 are singles, 34 are doubles, 7 are triples and 10 are home runs ... He has been hit by a pitch 34 times in his career, which is tied for the fourth-highest total in school history ... He is tied for 10th with 16 sacrifice bunts as well.

HEATING UP
Over his last 9 games, Shane Conlon is hitting .406 (13-for-32) with a .500 OBP and 4 RBIs ... The first baseman, who missed 5 games from April 28-May 3, has 4 multi-hit games over the stretch, including 2 in his last 3 games ... Conlon has reached base safely in 8 of his last 11 plate appearances with the help of 5 hits, 2 walks and one hit by pitch ... Conlon leads the Wildcats with a .410 OBP this season.

ON FIRE
Tyler Moore, who like Conlon had two hits this past Tuesday, is also on a hot streak entering this weekend ... The junior is hitting .524 (11-for-21) with 2 doubles, 2 triples, 2 home runs, 5 RBIs and 7 runs scored in his last 5 games ... Also over the five-game stretch, Moore has 3 multi-hit efforts ... He has an RBI in 5 straight games and is second on the team in RBIs for the season with 27 ... At home, Moore is batting a team-best .400 (28-for-70) with 6 doubles, 1 triple, 3 home runs, 17 RBIs and a .500 OBP.

STREAKING
Tyler Wolfe extended his active on-base streak to 13 games on Tuesday with the help of 3 walks, which matched his career-high ... The junior has a .492 OBP over the stretch, with the help of 15 walks, 14 hits and a hit by pitch.

FROM THE TURNSTILES
K-State enters this weekend 25th in the nation in average attendance (2,630) and 28th in total attendance (57,876) ... The Wildcats' total attendance this season is already the second-highest in school history, trailing last year's total of 69,998 ... K-State could finish in Division I's top-30 for average attendance in back-to-back years for the first time in school history.

SERIES NOTES
K-State trails in the all-time series against Oklahoma, 75-188-1 ... The Wildcats lost the series in 2014 after they salvaged being swept by shutting out the Sooners, 5-0, in the finale ... K-State surrendered 11 runs in each of the first 2 games ... The Wildcats won the series, 2-1, in the last meeting in Manhattan (May 17-19, 2013) ... In the 2013 series opener, K-State clinched the Big 12 title with a walk-off win ... K-State has won the last 2 series held in Manhattan (2011 and 2013) ... The Wildcats are 47-81 all-time vs. the Sooners at home, but 4-2 in the last 6 ... K-State is 1-4 in the last 5 overall matchups vs. Oklahoma ... The Wildcats have won the 7 last home series openers, a stretch that dates back to 2001.