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May 3, 2014 - Postgame Notes


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May 3, 2014

Recap |  Box Score

Ross Kivett has a hit in four straight games, batting .353 (6-for-17) with two RBIs and two stolen bases over the stretch.

 

Kivett's leadoff home run was his second leadoff home run of the season. On March 26 vs. Nebraska in Manhattan, Kivett hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the first. Kivett's home run on Saturday was the first leadoff home run by a K-State hitter in a road game since February 22, 2008 when Jordan Cruz led off with a homer at California.

 

K-State is 18-12 this season when it scores first.

 

Kivett's four home runs this season are a new career-high. Kivett has seven career home runs. Three of his seven career home runs have been hit on the road.

 

Both Austin Fisher and Mitch Meyer lead K-State with three hits each in the series vs. TCU. Meyer is 3-for-7 while Fisher is 3-for-8.

 

The K-State bullpen has a 0.00 ERA (0er, 5.2ip) in the TCU series, and it has allowed one earned run in the last 8 2/3 innings pitched. Over the last 10 games, the Wildcat relievers have a 2.39 ERA (10er, 37.2ip).

 

Saturday was K-State's third game this season decided by two runs. The Wildcats are 4-8 in games this season decided by two runs or less, including a 1-2 mark in two-run games.

 

K-State's five-game losing streak is tied its longest of the season. The Wildcats opened the season with a five-game losing streak.

 

The Wildcats have lost nine straight road games, their longest road losing streak since they lost 16 straight in 2003.

 

K-State is 3-7 all-time against TCU in Fort Worth.