Series Recap: K-State Baseball Drops Two To Texas At Home

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No. 23 Kansas State baseball welcomed the Texas Longhorns to Tointon for the last time as conference foes.

While the series, and K-State’s bats, started hot, the last 2 games of the series were a different story. Kansas State dropped the series 1-2, and now stands at 18-8 on the season and 6-3 in conference play.

Here is your series recap from the weekend.

GAME 1: K-STATE 14, TEXAS 6

K-State’s offense started the series off hot, opening their scoring with a single from Kyan Lodice in the second inning. Lodice then stole second, allowing Nick English to steal home. Another four runs from K-State forced Texas’ starter out of the game and gave the Wildcats a 6-2 lead after two innings.

As the game progressed, home runs by Lodice, David Bishop, and Kaelen Culpepper pushed their lead to 13-3.

K-State’s impressive stats included 14 runs on 18 hits with no errors, while Texas managed six runs on 10 hits and an error. Notably, eight of K-State’s hits were for extra bases. Every Wildcats player contributed at least one hit, with six players achieving multiple hits.

On the pitching side, Josh Wintroub got the win after pitching 5.1 innings, allowing just three earned runs on six hits. He also struck out five batters.

The game marked K-State’s highest-scoring against Texas since 1997 and extended their 10-game winning streak, the program’s longest since 2014.

GAME 2: TEXAS 22, K-STATE 11

K-State and Texas went blow-for-blow in the second game, but Texas ultimately secured the win in a high-scoring affair.

K-State started strong with solo home runs by Chuck Ingram and Raphael Pelletier in the first two innings. However, Texas responded with three two-run home runs, establishing an 8-3 lead by the bottom of the sixth inning.

Culpepper’s second home run of the series kick-started a potential comeback, as K-State eventually tied the game at 8, but Texas would quickly capitalize on a throwing error to build an 11-8 lead.

After K-State tied it again, Texas took over, scoring three runs in…

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Publish date : 2024-04-02 18:38:21

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