Baseball Holds Open Scrimmage Friday Night

MANHATTAN, Kan. As part of Kansas State’s “Madness in Manhattan” activities this Friday, Oct. 12, the Wildcat baseball team will hold an open intrasquad scrimmage as it continues fall practice in preparation for a highly-anticipated 2008 season.

“After three solid weeks of practice, this is a good way for our fans to catch a glimpse of the baseball team before they head over to basketball,” said head coach Brad Hill.

K-State has been hard at work for the past month as they prepare for the 2008 season, Coach Hill’s fifth year in Manhattan.

“We’re really excited about this team and this gives our fans a chance to see what they can expect this spring,” Hill said.

First pitch for the scrimmage is set for 7 p.m. at Tointon Family Stadium. Admission is free.

The event is one of many things planned this weekend for the baseball program, as it will hold its annual Alumni Weekend. The baseball alums will have a golf tournament Friday at Stagg Hill Golf Club followed by batting practice at 5:30 at the stadium. They will also have a tailgate on the patio down the first base line at 6:00 Saturday prior to K-State’s football game with Colorado.

“Madness in Manhattan,” sponsored by the K-State Credit Union, begins at 10:30 p.m. in Bramlage Coliseum.