May 28, 2010
Kansas State 10, Kansas 5
Oklahoma City, Okla. – May 28, 2010
Kansas State (36-19, 1-1 in Pool Two)
– The Wildcats are now 8-8 in Big 12 Championship play.
– With the win, the Wildcats hopes of playing in Sunday’s championship game will be kept alive pending an Oklahoma win tonight against Baylor.
– Senior Adam Muenster extended his lead on the all-time career record for stolen bases to 76 after recording two more in today’s game. Muenster also now sits in a tie for second place in school history with 90 hits on the year.
– With his second hit of the game (a double, his 19th of the season), he now sits in a tie for sixth place in the record books with four other players, including current teammate, Daniel Dellasega, for most doubles in a season (19).
– Muenster finished the game 2-for-5 with one RBI.
– Sophomore Jake Brown moved into second place in the Wildcat record books for sacrifice bunts in a season as he laid down his 13th of the year. He finished the game 1-for-3 at the plate.
– Starting pitcher Kyle Hunter earned his ninth win of the year for his first since May 7 against Texas. He now is in second place with five other former Wildcats for most single-season wins in school history. The sophomore surrendered five earned runs on eight hits while striking out three batters in five innings of work.
– Closer James Allen picked up his eighth save of the season in relief today as he now ranks in a tie for fourth in school history for saves in a season. He finished the game only allowing two hits in two innings of shutout work.
Kansas (31-26-1, 0-2 in Pool Two)
– The loss eliminates Kansas from contention for Sunday’s Championship game.
– Second baseman Robby Price is now in second place alone on KU’s career runs scored list. Price scored his 203rd career run on a single to right in the first after belting his team leading fifth triple off the wall.
– Robby now trails his brother Ritchie, who played for the Jayhawks from 2003-2006, by only one run. He finished today’s game going 2-for-5 with one RBI and one run scored.
– Price extended his hitting streak to six games, and has multiple hits in four straight games.
– Junior Tony Thompson also extended his hitting streak to six games. Thompson has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games.
– Kansas has now lost five straight games, their longest losing streak since 2005.
– Senior Cameron Selik suffered his fourth loss of the season as he surrendered seven runs while scattering 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings. Both his hits allowed and runs allowed match career highs.