The Kansas State baseball team’s offense stayed hot on Tuesday and Wednesday as they swept Northwestern State to improve their record to 11-2 on the season.
On Tuesday, the Wildcats scored 12 unanswered runs against the Demons in a 16-4 win.
This was a season high in runs, and the Wildcats put up a season-high 19 hits as well.
“We put some pretty good swings on the ball today,” head coach Brad Hill said to K-State Sports. “I thought it was a better offensive output, guys put together more than one good at-bat for us. Multiple guys had really good days today. That was good to see, I thought we played hard. We played a solid game today.”
Senior first baseman Jake Scudder provided a three-run home run in the sixth inning which opened up the scoring, but it was the Wildcats’ pitching that really led the way for the win.
During the last four and one-third innings of the game, bullpen pitchers freshman Jared Marolf, senior Nick Jones and sophomore Mitch Zubradt held the Demons to one base hit and only one walk through the rest of the game.
In game two of the series, K-State’s offense kept going as they scored 19 runs in a run rule of the Demons on Wednesday.
The Wildcats’ senior outfielder Steve Serratore had two home runs while Scudder provided a grand slam to open the floodgates as K-State won 19-9. Scudder ended with seven runs batted in while Serratore finished with five.
K-State will now turn their attention to the University California Riverside this weekend at Tointon Family Stadium for games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.