Cats Start Fall Practices

Sept. 22, 2014

K-State Athletics

MANHATTAN, Kan. - In preparation for the start of the 2015 season in February, the K-State baseball team started its first official practices of the fall on Monday. 
 
Monday's practice will be the first of 28 at Tointon Family Stadium over the course of the next 45 days, with camp wrapping up on Wednesday, November 5.
 
Head coach Brad Hill will enter his 12th season leading the Wildcat program in 2015. He is joined by returning pitching coach Josh Reynolds and new, but familiar, associate head coach/offensive coordinator, Andy Sawyers. Sawyers returns to Hill's coaching staff after four years at Texas A&M, where he served as the Aggies hitting coach. Sawyers was the K-State hitting coach from 2009-10, when he helped the Wildcats reach the first two NCAA Regionals in program history.
 
The Wildcats return 14 letterwinners from the 2014 squad that went 25-30, including 2013 All-Big 12 selection Shane Conlon and junior right-handed pitcher Levi MaVorhis. Other top returners include senior outfielder Max Brown, junior catcher Alex Bee and redshirt sophomore right-handed pitcher Nate Griep. The Wildcats had three players selected in last year's MLB Draft: senior Ross Kivett and juniors Mitch Meyer and Austin Fisher.