Los Angeles Angels at Kansas City, 7:10 p.m.
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Kansas State vs. Baylor, 12:30 p.m.
Kansas vs. Oklahoma St., 7:30 p.m.
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OKLAHOMA CITY — Kansas State has been one of the best hitting teams in the nation this season. The Wildcats were expected to have a potent offense, so their production hasn’t been surprising.
What has exceeded expectations is the development of the pitching staff. A young rotation has shown steady improvement throughout the season and, bolstered by a strong bullpen, the Wildcats won their first Big 12 Conference baseball championship.
OKLAHOMA CITY — It took individual talent meshing together as a team to enable Kansas State to win the Big 12 Conference baseball championship, and those individual pieces were recognized Tuesday with four major awards and seven selections on the all-conference first team.
Wildcat second baseman Ross Kivett was selected Big 12 player of the year, relief pitcher Jake Matthys was freshman of the year and outfielder Jared King was co-scholar athlete of the year.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Big 12 Conference faced a dilemma regarding its baseball championship tournament, which was scheduled to begin Wednesday in Oklahoma City. With the devastating tornadoes that hit the area in recent days, conference officials decided to play the tournament but delay it one day.
The tournament will now start Thursday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark with an adjusted format, now involving two four-team pools.
K-STATE’S FISHER UP FOR AWARD GIVEN TO NATION’S BEST SHORTSTOP: Kansas State sophomore Austin Fisher earned a spot Monday in the Brooks Wallace award watch list, one of 14 players up for the honor give to the nation’s top shortstop. Fisher hit .358 in 53 games with 18 doubles, 3 triples, 2 homers and 34 RBIs. He led the Big 12 in conference-only batting average at .412. The top-seeded Wildcats begin play in the Big 12 Tournament at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday against No. 8 Texas Tech in Oklahoma City.
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NORTHEAST GAMES TUESDAY
No. 4 BV Northwest (12-5-1) at No. 1 Olathe East (14-2-1), 7 p.m.
No. 3 Blue Valley North (12-4-1) at No. 2 Washburn Rural (14-3), 6 p.m.
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Kansas State and Mississippi will play Dec. 5 at Bramlage Coliseum and Kansas will visit Florida on Dec. 10 as part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge, announced Tuesday by both leagues.
All Big 12/SEC Challenge games will be televised by ESPN on its family of networks.
“I’m excited about this new partnership between the Big 12 and SEC,” K-State coach Bruce Weber said. “Scheduling is one of the more difficult parts of my job and to get a home game against an outstanding opponent as Ole Miss is a real coup for our program.
LAWRENCE — Kansas State stayed on course toward the Big 12 Conference baseball championship.
The Wildcats scored two runs in the top of the first inning and never trailed, completing a three-game series sweep of Kansas with a 7-3 victory Sunday at Hoglund Ballpark.
The win gave K-State a 14-7 record in the Big 12 and a two-game lead over Oklahoma and West Virginia (12-9), with the Sooners coming to Manhattan on Friday for a three-game series to close the regular season.