The Kansas State Wildcats shut down some cold Kansas Jayhawks bats in a 2-0 loss for KU’s baseball team in a low-scoring affair between two, in-conference and in-state rivals.
Frank Duncan had another quality outing that went to waste, as the ace allowed just six hits, one run, and one walk in five innings. He was outshined by K-State starter Kayvon Bahramzadeh (awesome name, do you readers know what country he hails from?), who struck out eight in 5.2 innings. He didn’t allow a run and surrendered just one hit and two walks.
Third baseman R.J. Santigate and shortstop Jake Brown led the way for the Wildcats with two hits each, and while the Jayhawks didn’t have a player with multiple hits, the only extra base hit of the game came from a KU hitter; star DH Alex DeLeon. The cleanup hitter hit his seventh double of the season to provide the only big hit of the game.
With the win, Bahramzadeh moves to 6-3 on the season, while Duncan is now 5-7 this year. Gerardo Esquivel held down things for the Wildcats in the eighth and ninth innings to earn his second save of the year. He allowed three hits and a walk with two Ks in those two innings.
Wade Hinkle was the offensive player of the game, as the K-State first baseman and cleanup hitter went 1-1 with a run and three walks. He reached base in each of his four plate appearances and was easily the most impactful offensive player in this game by being patient. In fact, his three walks were the only ones in the game for Kansas State.