On Sunday afternoon at Hoglund Park, the Kansas State Wildcats finished up a key sweep of rival Kansas with a 7-3 win. Wildcats pitcher Blake McFadden picked up the win over Jayhawks pitcher Frank Duncan. Kansas had a chance in the bottom of the ninth with bases loaded only to end the inning with an out.
Kansas State improved to 37-15 overall and 14-7 in conference play, while Kansas fell to 31-21 and 12-12. Kansas has one more series this year, vs Utah over next weekend in Salt Lake City.
The Wildcats built a 5-1 lead after scoring a run in the fifth inning, before Kansas rallied back some. Michael Suiter started off the sixth inning with a single, then Jordan Drieling walked. Later Suiter, and Drieling scored, cutting the lead down to two runs, before the Wildcats stopped the rally.
Kansas State added two more runs in the ninth, pushing the Jayhawks back even further. Jayhawks senior Kevin Kuntz singled with two outs to keep the game going in the bottom of the ninth. Then two walks were delivered to Kansas, before Drieling stepped up to the bat. The senior flied out, ending the game.
For the game, Kansas State picked up nine hits, and Kansas finished with eight.
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