The Wildcats three-game Fall World Series kicked off Thursday evening and it was the Grey team that emerged victorious in led by a five and two-third scoreless inning performance by senior Zak Herbers, allowing just two hits and a walk to go along with six strikeouts.
Offensively, Kameron Willman led the way, going 2-3 with three RBIs and a home run.
The Batcats will return to Tointon tonight for game two in the series and the games are free to attend but capacity has been limited to 25 percent for social distancing.
Coordinators Courtney Messingham and Joe Klanderman met with the media on Thursday to talk about Kansas State’s game on Saturday at TCU. Messingham echoed head coach Chris Klieman in saying that he expects senior starting quarterback Skylar Thompson to play some role in Saturday’s game after being injured in the first half of K-State’s win over Texas Tech last Saturday. The size of Thompson’s role is still yet to be seen.
Messingham also stated that he expected electric sophomore wide receiver and kick returner Josh Youngblood to make a return to the field after not playing last week in the Wildcat’s win over Texas Tech.
On Wednesday, senior golfer Reid Isaac earned top honors for the month of September after being named co-Big 12 Golfer of the Month along with Baylor’s Gurleen Kaur.
Isaac carded 13 birdies and an eagle over the rounds to take a share of the top spot of the Schooner Fall Classic at Belmar Country Club. Isaac also had career-best mark of five-under 65 in the second round.
The honor is the fourth in program history.
The K-State women will wrap up a shortened fall season later this month when they travel to Stillwater for the Cowgirl Classic at Karsten Creek on Oct. 22-23.