from first to worst


K-State’s Ethan Landon pitches out of bases loaded against Kansas on April 6, 2014.


K-State’s Ross Kivett steps into the batter’s box against Wichita State on April 8, 2014.


K-State’s Jake Matthys pitches against Wichita State on April 8, 2014.


Bakersfield‘s Oscar Sanay is upended by K-State’s Max Brown on April 21, 2014.


K-State’s Ross Kivett drops a foul ball against Bakersfield on April 21, 2014.


K-State’s R.J. Santigate dives for a ground ball against Oklahoma State on May 9, 2014.


K-State’s Austin Fisher tags Oklahoma State’s Donnie Walton on May 11, 2014.


Texas’ Tres Barrera hurdles a ground ball near K-State’s Austin Fisher on May 17, 2014.


K-State’s Max Brown avoids the tag from Texas’ Tres Barrera on May 18, 2014.


K-State’s Austin Fisher dives for a ground ball against Texas on May 18, 2014.

K-State baseball finished its season on May 18, 2014 with a 25-30 record and 5-19 in Big 12 play. Last year, the Wildcats went 45-19 and 16-8 to win the Big 12 Conference. They hosted an NCAA regional at Tointon Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas defeating Wichita State, Bryant and Arkansas to advance to the Super Regional in Corvallis, Oregon. Two players, Ross Kivett and Shane Conlon, were drafted by MLB teams, but they turned down the opportunity to play professionally so they could help K-State get to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.

Instead, the Wildcats started the season 1-7 and were plagued with several injuries and slumps. They failed to make the 2014 Big 12 Baseball Championship for the first time since 2007.

-scott weaver

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