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K-State vs Cal Poly (BSB): Series Preview and How to Listen

The BatCats begin the road to Omaha this weekend in California.

It's time, BatCats. Let's get this thing started.
It's time, BatCats. Let's get this thing started.
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It's been a long eight months for fans of the K-State baseball program. After the greatest year in the team's long history, including a Big 12 regular season championship, selection as a regional host for the NCAA tournament, a win in that regional, and a thrilling -- albeit heartbreaking -- loss in the super-regionals, it's time to get started again.

The series: #18 (NCBWA) Kansas State (45-19 last year) visits the #29 Cal Poly-SLO Mustangs (40-19 last year). The teams have met once for a three-game series, last year in Manhattan. The Mustangs won the series two games to one.

The opponent: Cal Poly finished in second place in the Big West last year, which you may not think is a big deal but this is baseball we're talking about. That second place finish earned the Mustangs a trip to the UCLA regional, where losses to UCLA and San Diego ended their campaign. Keep an eye -- well, an ear, anyway -- on OFs Jordan Ellis and Nick Torres, and be aware that just like K-State, the Mustangs have a lights-out multi-inning closer in Reed Reilly.

First Pitches: Friday and Saturday at 8pm CT, Sunday at 3pm CT, at Baggett Stadium in San Luis Obispo, California.

Expected Starters: Friday: Levi MaVorhis (5-0, 4.77 last year) vs Matt Imhof (7-3, 2.74); Saturday: Jared Moore (4-0, 3.73) vs Slater Lee (freshman); Sunday: Jordan Witcig (0-0, 3.68) vs Casey Bloomquist (6-2, 5.02)

Television: let's not get carried away here.

Radio: 1350 KMAN, with Rob Voelker on play-by-play.

Online: No video streaming. Audio streaming via K-State All-Access, live stats via Gametracker.

Note: as the season gets moving, we'll try and have some sort of daily recap of each game, but for the time being we'll only be offering series recaps.