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Notes: Cats Take On No. 7 Oklahoma State at Home


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May 8, 2014

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K-State (24-25, 4-14 Big 12) vs. No. 7 Oklahoma State (35-13, 13-5 Big 12)
Tointon Family Stadium – Manhattan, Kan.


Friday, May 9 – 6:30 pm
RHP Levi MaVorhis (5-6, 3.66 ERA) vs. RHP Jon Perrin (5-3, 1.98 ERA)

Watch it on:
FOX College Sports
PBP: Brian Smoller
Analyst: Mike Clark

Hear it on:
K-State Sports Network
k-statesports.com
PBP: Matt Walters, John Kurtz


Saturday, May 10 – 2 pm
RHP Jake Matthys (2-3, 7.39 ERA) vs. RHP Tyler Buffett (2-1, 2.25)

Watch it on:
FOX College Sports
PBP: Brian Smoller
Analyst: Mike Clark

Hear it on:
News Radio 1350 KMAN
k-statesports.com
www.1350kman.com
PBP: Matt Walters, John Kurtz

Promotions
Bark in the Park – dogs are welcome in the berm seating area
Free Flying Discs to the first 200 dogs


Sunday, May 11 – 1 pm
RHP Nate Griep (3-5, 3.75 ERA) vs. TBA

Watch it on: 
FOX College Sports
PBP: Brian Smoller
Analyst: Mike Clark

Hear it on:
News Radio 1350 KMAN
k-statesports.com
www.1350kman.com
PBP: Matt Walters, John Kurtz

Promotions
Wildcat 4 Pack – 4 General Admission tickets, 4 concession vouchers, all for $34
Free Mother’s Day Photo Booth
Mini Helmet Ice Cream Sundaes for $5


DUE UP
K-State enters its final stretch of regular season games with its penultimate Big 12 series of the year against No. 7 Oklahoma State at Tointon Family Stadium from May 9-11. The Wildcats won their last Big 12 series at home, against Baylor from April 17-19, and won their midweek game this week, 10-4, at Wichita State. Oklahoma State has won six straight games, including a sweep of Arizona State last weekend.

LAST TIME OUT
K-State swept the season series against Wichita State for the second year in a row after the Wildcats beat the Shockers, 10-4, in Wichita on Tuesday. The Wildcats fell into a bases loaded jam in the first inning, but a sacrifice fly that turned into a double play helped K-State escape the situation allowing just one run. The Wildcats took the lead on an RBI single by Tyler Stover in the fourth that made it 2-1. K-State added three runs in the fifth with a ground-rule RBI double by RJ Santigate and a two-run single by Shane Conlon. Wichita State quickly cut it to 5-3 with a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth, but a Ross Kivett RBI single in the seventh and a pair of two-run singles by Blair DeBord and Carter Yagi in the eighth provided enough insurance for the victory. K-State starting pitcher Jake Fromson, making his first career start, picked up the win after allowing one run on one hit and striking out three in three innings. Jordan Witcig led four relievers by throwing two shutout innings. Kivett and Santigate led K-State with three hits each, helping the Wildcats total 15 hits in the game.

OKLAHOMA STATE
K-State is 58-155 all-time against Oklahoma State and 38-59 against the Cowboys in Manhattan. Oklahoma State has won the last two regular season series, including winning two of out three against the Wildcats last season in Stillwater. In the last two series in Manhattan, one team has swept the series, with Oklahoma State sweeping in 2012 and K-State sweeping in 2010. In 2008, K-State won the season series, 2-1, which was the Wildcats’ first series win against Oklahoma State since 2000. Since the 2008 series win, K-State is 10-8 against Oklahoma State in the last six seasons.

AT TOINTON
K-State is 15-4 at home this season, which is the second-best winning percentage (.789) among Big 12 teams this season (leader: Texas Tech, 28-4, .875%). Over the last two seasons, K-State is 42-11 at Tointon Family Stadium, including a 12-6 mark against Big 12 opponents. This season, K-State is batting .329 and averaging 7.9 runs per game (151 runs total) in home games while it has posted a 2.32 ERA (44er, 171.0ip) and held opponents to a .239 batting average against.

STANDOUT HITTERS AT HOME
Eleven of the 16 K-State hitters this season have a batting average above .300 at home this season, led by three players batting higher than .390: Max Brown (.394), Tyler Stover (.393), and Tanner DeVinny (.392). Ross Kivett is close behind the trio with a .386 average. Kivett has 16 RBIs at home this season, trailing Austin Fisher, who has 17 RBIs, for the team lead. DeVinny leads the team with a .515 OBP in home games.

STANDOUT PITCHERS AT HOME
The K-State pitching staff has a 2.32 ERA in 19 home games this season - compared to the opponents’ 7.30 ERA. Four Wildcat pitchers have not allowed a run in an appearance at home, led by Jake Matthys’ 11 1/3 shutout innings. Among the three K-State starting pitchers who have made more than one home start this year, Levi MaVorhis leads the group of five with a 1.12 ERA (4er, 32.0ip) in his four home starts. MaVorhis has a .168 batting average against at home while Matthys’ opponents are hitting .150 against. In 25 career appearances at home, Matthys has a 1.49 ERA (6er, 36.1ip).

HEATING UP
Ross Kivett enters the Oklahoma State series riding a six-game hitting streak, a stretch in which he is batting .417 (10-for-24) with a double, a home run, three RBIs, two walks, and two stolen bases. Over the six-game stretch, Kivett has three multi-hit games, including a three-hit performance on May 6 at Wichita State. In his last 12 games, Kivett has seven multi-hit efforts. He is one of four Wildcats tied for the team lead with 17 multi-hit games this season.

MULTIPLICITY
Along with Kivett, Shane Conlon, Austin Fisher, and RJ Santigate each have 17 multi-hit games this season. Conlon and Santigate each had multiple hits on Tuesday at Wichita State, with Santigate registering three hits and Conlon recording two. Conlon has five multi-hit games in his last 11 contests while Santigate has three multi-hit efforts in his last 11 games.

MEN OF STEAL
K-State leads the Big 12 and is 13th in the nation with 80 stolen bases this season. Ross Kivett, who is tied for second in the Big 12 and 50th in the country in stolen bases, leads the Wildcats with 19 steals. RJ Santigate is second on the team and tied for fourth among Big 12 players with 15 stolen bases. Kivett is one stolen base away from seizing the K-State record for career stolen bases. He is currently tied with Adam Muenster (2007-10) with 78 career steals. 

RBI FACTORY
Shane Conlon drove in two runs on Tuesday at Wichita State, giving him four RBIs in his last two games and 29 on the season. The redshirt junior is fourth on the team in RBIs, trailing Tanner DeVinny (31) and Ross Kivett (31) as well as Austin Fisher (30). Conlon’s 29 RBIs are a new career-high, besting his previous mark of 28 RBIs set last season. Of his 29 RBIs this year, 14 are with two-outs, which lead the Wildcats.

HOME COOKING
Carter Yagi entered the Wichita State game as a pinch-hitter, but still went 2-for-2 in his only two plate appearances while driving in two runs. Yagi recorded his seventh double of the year on Tuesday, which places him fourth on the team in that department. Yagi enters the Oklahoma State series with a hit in his last seven home games, a stretch in which he is batting .348 (8-for-23) with a walk, two doubles, and four RBIs. In 14 home games this year, the junior transfer is batting .325 (13-for-40) with three doubles and seven RBIs.