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Ross Kivett
7  Ross Kivett
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Broadview Heights, Ohio

High School:
St. Edward

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200

Position:
IF

Birthdate:
10/19/1991

Experience:
4L

B/T:
R/R

08/11/2014

Kivett Promoted to West Michigan

Outfielder leaves Connecticut as team leader in hits, NYPL All-Star

06/16/2014

Kivett, Santigate Named to All-Region Team

Seniors led the Wildcats in batting average and stolen bases in 2014

06/07/2014

Fisher Becomes Third Wildcat Drafted

Two signees also drafted: Goedert in the 15th, Lillard in the 30th

06/06/2014

Kivett Drafted by Detroit in the Sixth Round

Senior taken as a center fielder by the Tigers in MLB Draft

06/06/2014

Kivett, Meyer Selected During Day 2 of MLB Draft

Both outfielders taken in the first seven rounds, 16 picks apart

Honors
ABCA/Rawlings All-America Second Team (2013)
Baseball America All-America Third Team (2013)
Collegiate Baseball Louisville Slugger All-America Third Team (2013)
Big 12 Player of the Year (2013)
All-Big 12 First Team (2013)
All-Big 12 Second Team (2014)
ABCA Midwest All-Region First Team (2013)
ABCA Midwest All-Region Second Team (2014)
CoSIDA Academic All-District 7 Team (2014)
Academic All-Big 12 First Team (2014)

Academic All-Big 12 Second Team (2013)
MVP of Manhattan Regional (2013)
Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2013)
Big 12 Player of the Week (2x, 3/3/14 and 3/30/14)


Game-Highs
At-Bats: 7, 2x (Last: 4/24/12 vs. Wichita State)
Hits: 4, 6x (Last: 5/31/13 vs. Wichita State)
RBI: 5 (3/26/13, vs. Nebraska)
Runs Scored: 4, 2x (Last: 5/31/13 vs. Wichita State)
Triples: 2 (4/30/13 vs. Creighton)
Home Runs: 2 (5/31/13 vs. Wichita State)
Walks: 3, 2x (6/2/13 vs. Arkansas)
Stolen Bases: 3, 2x (3/12/13 vs. Northern Colorado)
Strikeouts: 3, 3x (Last: 4/9/13 vs. Wichita State)


Career

  • Finished among K-State's top-10 in several career categories, including first in stolen bases (80), second in games played (225) and games started (215), tied for second in runs scored (181), third in hits (277), fifth in hit by pitch (31), tied for fifth in walks (108), and tied for seventh in triples (11)
  • One of three players in school history named conference player of the year (2013)
  • One of 14 All-Americans in school history
  • Finished his career starting in 207 consecutive games, the longest such streak in K-State history
  • Saw time at five different positions, mostly at second base (first base, second base, third base, center field, left field)
  • Batted .326 (277-for-851) with 42 doubles, 11 triples, 7 home runs, 119 RBIs, and 80 stolen bases in his K-State career
  • Hit higher than .300 in three of his four seasons, including a career-best .360 in 2013
  • Hit .321 (116-for-361) with 14 doubles, 4 triples, 3 home runs, 32 RBIs, and 31 stolen bases in Big 12-only games over his four-year career

Senior (2014)

  • Hit .333 (70-for-210) with 13 doubles, 1 triple, 4 home runs, 33 RBIs, 35 walks, and 21 stolen bases in 55 games
  • Named to the Golden Spikes Preseason and Midseason Watch Lists
  • Selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 7 Team
  • Also named Academic All-Big 12 First Team for the first time in his career
  • Twice named Big 12 Player of the Week (March 3 and March 30)
  • Named a preseason All-American by four organizations, including three first team distinctions
  • Led the team in hits, doubles, home runs, walks, stolen bases, runs scored, and OBP
  • Second on the team in batting average and RBIs
  • Became the first K-State player in nearly 17 years to hit for the cycle when he achieved the feat on March 26 vs. Nebraska ... Hit for the cycle in reverse order, hitting a home run in the first, a triple in the second, a double in the third and a single in the sixth ... Only the third player in K-State history to hit for the cycle
  • Started all 55 games for K-State, including 38 in center field, 16 at second base, and one as the designated hitter ... Also saw time as a mid-game replacement at first base towards the end of the season
  • Served as the team's leadoff hitter in all 55 games
  • Tied for the team-lead with 19 multi-hit games ... Nine of his 19 multi-hit games were recorded in K-State's final 18 games
  • Also had 7 multi-RBI games
  • Nine of his 33 RBIs were with two outs ... Finished his career with 45 two-out RBIs
  • Batted .404 (23-for-57) with runners in scoring position
  • Had a season-high 4 hits on two occasions: 3/15 vs. Northern Colorado and 3/26 vs. Nebraska
  • Had a career-high 13-game hitting streak from March 12-30, batting .463 (25-for-54) with 6 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, and 14 RBIs over the stretch
  • Registered a career-high on-base streak of 25 games set from February 16-March 30
  • Stole 3 bases twice in a four-game stretch from April 12-17 ... Swiped 3 bases on April 12 at Texas Tech and then stole three bases on April 17 vs. Baylor
  • Stole a base on May 16 vs. No. 19 Texas to break the K-State record for career stolen bases ... Stole a base on May 17 to end his career with 80 stolen bases
  • Batted .348 (19-for-47) with 5 extra-base hits, 8 stolen bases, and 9 RBIs over his final 18 games ... Also walked 9 times and struck out 3 times over the same stretch
Junior (2013)
  • Batted .360 (94-for-261) with 15 doubles, 4 triples, 3 home runs and 39 RBI in 64 games
  • Led Big 12 in hits (94) and runs (57) while finishing second in stolen bases (26) and total bases (126)
  • 94 hits are tied for the third-most in a season in program history
  • Led the team with 28 multi-hit games
  • Started every game at second base
  • Team-high and career-high 21-game on-base streak from March 3-30
  • In 24 Big 12 games, he batted .376 (38-for-101) with 7 extra-base hits, 10 RBI, 10 stolen bases, 9 walks and 8 strikeouts
  • Had the game-winning RBI in 4 games (tied or trailing in 5th inning or later)
  • Paced the team with 18 two-out RBI
  • Tallied a season-high 4 hits in a game three different times, including for the first time on April 6 vs. Texas Tech ... Went 4-for-4 with a walk, RBI and 2 runs scored on April 13 at Iowa ... Fell a home run shy of hitting for the cycle
  • Hit a 2-run triple in the top of the 8th inning to score the game-winning runs in a 3-2 victory at Texas on May 3 Hit 2 home runs vs. Wichita State on May 31 in Manhattan Regional


2013 Summer League
Played for the Orleans Firebirds of the Cape Cod Baseball League ... Named to the Cape Cod Baseball League Postseason All-League Team ... Helped the Firebirds reach the Cape Cod League championship series ... Finished third in the league in batting average, sixth in hits and seventh in doubles ... Overall, he batted .336 with three home runs and 17 RBI ... Named to the Perfect Game 2013 Summer League All-America Third Team.



Sophomore (2012)

  • A consistent bat at the top of the lineup that started every game at second base
  • Hit .286 with 10 doubles, five triples and 28 RBI
  • Tied for fifth in the Big 12 in triples, while he was second in the league in conference play with three
  • Led the team, ranked second in the conference and tied for ninth in school history with 25 steals
  • His 25 steals were also a school record among sophomores
  • Also led the team with 10 sacrifice hits, a mark that tied for fourth in school history
  • Drew 33 walks and scored 46 runs
  • Finished the season reaching base safely in 23 of the final 25 games
  • Finished third on the squad in multi-hit games with 18
  • Recorded two game-winning RBI - at CSU Bakersfield on February 18 and a walk-off double against Northern Colorado on April 17 ... Had two RBI in the season-opening contest against the Roadrunners, while his walk-off double against UNC was part of a two-double, one-RBI game
  • Tallied a season-best three hits on five occasions - against No. 21 Texas on March 23 and March 25, against No. 5 Baylor on April 15, against Nebraska Omaha on May 5 and against Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Championship on May 24
  • Tied his career best with three RBI against Sacred Heart on April 6 and Nebraska Omaha on May 5
  • Drew a career-best three walks against Hartford on March 10


Freshman (2011)

  • Saw time in 48 games with 38 starts, including starts in each of the last 30 games
  • Hit .314 (49-of-156) with four doubles, one triple and 19 RBI
  • Also went 8-for-13 on the bases paths
  • Tallied nine sacrifice hits, which was tied for the sixth-most in school history
  • Held a 12-game hitting streak - the second highest on the team - from May 7 against Missouri to May 27 in the Big 12 Championship against Oklahoma ... Hit .400 (22-of-55) during that stretch, which featured six multi-hit games and raised his average 42 points
  • Had 12 multi-hit games, including three four-hit games
  • Finished third on the team with 12 infield singles
  • Started at No. 21 Baylor, going 3-for-4 with three RBI
  • Was 4-for-5 with three runs driven in against Missouri State
  • Went 4-for-5 with a RBI and four runs scored against New Orleans on May 14
  • Had two hits and registered the game-winning single in extra innings on May 20 against Kansas
  • Tallied a 4-for-5 contest with two RBI to help K-State top No. 12 Oklahoma on May 25 in the Big 12 Championship
  • Also had two RBI against Texas A&M on May 28


MLB Draft

  • Selected in the 6th round (190th overall) of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft by the Detroit Tigers.
  • Selected in the 10th round (291st overall) of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft by the Cleveland Indians, but did not sign.


St. Edward HS:
Lettered three years for the Eagles under head coach Dan Allie... A First Team All-Northeast Ohio selection by ESPN Rise in 2010... Also earned all-league honors... Hit .485 (47-for-97) with 10 doubles, two triples, 16 RBI and 16 steals as a senior in 2010, leading his team to a state championship... Was .417 (35-for-84) in 2009 with seven doubles, 18 RBI and 14 steals... Lettered three years in hockey, earning all-state accolades in 2010.

Personal: Michael Ross Kivett was born October 19, 1991, in Cleveland, Ohio... Son of Mike and Mary Kivett... Has two siblings, Juliana and Jake... A four-year honor roll student in high school... A communications major who would like to coach college baseball.

Season AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI OBP SLG BB HBP SO SB-A
2011 .314 48-38 156 29 49 4 1 0 19 .376 .353 11 5 21 8-13
2012 .286 58-58 224 46 64 10 5 0 28 .395 .375 33 8 26 25-29
2013 .360 64-64 261 57 94 15 4 3 39 .440 .483 29 10 27 26-36
2014 .333 55-55 210 49 70 13 1 4 33 .443 .462 35 8 25 21-22
Career .326 225-215 851 181 277 42 11
7 119 .418 .425 108 31 99
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