Dates Set for K-State Fall World Series

Senior catcher Dan Klein

Oct. 20, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State baseball will hold five intrasquad games beginning on Sunday, Oct. 30, giving fans the opportunity to preview the 2012 Wildcats, as all Fall World Series games will be open to the public.

The Fall World Series is the culmination of over a month’s worth of practice to prepare for the upcoming season, which begins Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, with a three-game set at Cal State Bakersfield.

The series begins on Sunday, October 30, with a 3 p.m., contest, while game two is also scheduled for 3 p.m., on Monday, Oct. 31. Following an off day, the squad will hold a contest on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 5:30 p.m. Contests on Friday and Saturday wrap up the series with a 4 p.m., first pitch on Nov. 4, while the game time on Nov. 5, will be determined based on the time of K-State’s football game at Oklahoma State.

The five-game series also serves as the fans’ first chance to see the newly installed AstroTurf GameDay Grass 3D60 installed at Tointon Family Stadium this summer.

Head coach Brad Hill, who is beginning his ninth season in Manhattan, returns 20 letterwinners from last year’s regional team that finished with 36 wins, the third most in school history. The Wildcats earned their third-straight NCAA Regional bid last season and bring back seven starting position players and seven seniors. The Wildcats also return eight total pitchers, including four that recorded at least three starts last season.

2011 Fall World Series
Sunday, Oct. 30     3 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 31     3 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 2   5:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 4      4 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 5    TBA