Feb. 6, 2014
The 2013 K-State baseball season was unlike anything before it. With the 2014 season just more than a week away, relive the ride of last season, from early season victories to winning the Big 12 title at home to reaching the first NCAA Super Regional in program history. All told by tweets.
After beating No. 8 Kentucky in February
Despite being in the midst of his own Big 12 title run, head coach of K-State men's basketball Bruce Weber shared his praise for the Wildcats on the diamond after K-State beat a top-10 team at a neutral site for the second time under head coach Brad Hill. This tweet, from February 22, has plenty of foreshadowing for the rest of the season.
Early postseason projections
Without much of a history, it is hard to gain the respect of national publications. But with a season never before seen, former K-State pitcher Evan Marshall, notices K-State's successful season through April was beginning to gain the attention of Baseball America.
After beating former Big 12 foe Nebraska for the third time this season, K-StateHD.TV's Brian Smoller looks forward to the penultimate Big 12 series at home for the Wildcats.
Wins over the rival Jayhawks are always good, especially in a sweeping fashion in front of plenty of K-State fans on KU's territory.
Praise from former `Cats
The unprecedented run drew praise from former Wildcats, including pitcher and 2012 MLB Draft selection Kayvon Bahramzadeh.
It took 80 years, but the moment caused immediate celebration
In walk-off style in the first game of the series at home against Oklahoma, K-State snapped an 80-year stretch without a conference title.
Big 12 Championship in Oklahoma City, Okla.
With its first Big 12 title already in hand and a NCAA Tournament berth all but locked up, K-State did not stop fighting in the Big 12 Championship tournament in Oklahoma City. In the final game of pool play, K-State forced extras before eventually falling to eventual tournament winner, Oklahoma.
Hosting an NCAA Regional
For the first time in program history, K-State hosted an NCAA Regional. Wildcat fans came out in full support of baseball at Tointon Family Stadium, including University president, Kirk Schulz.
On to Corvallis
The Wildcats won all three games of the Manhattan Regional, securing a berth in the Super Regional round. K-State's "Road to Omaha" had to go through Corvallis, but local businesses showed their support around Manhattan, including this sign spotted by Ryan Wallace.
K-State Fans are the best fans
Oregon may be halfway across the country from Manhattan, Kansas, but fans made sure the national audience on ESPN could hear how great K-State fans travel and support the Wildcats.
What a run
The season fell short of advancing to the College World Series, but the run by K-State baseball had Wildcat fans tuned in throughout the journey. Although the team did not make it to Omaha, fans, former players and national media offered praise of the most successful season in K-State baseball history.