Bat Cats to take on Nebraska-Omaha

Senior first baseman Jake Scudder high-fives teammates after scoring during the K-State baseball game against Eastern Illinois University at Tointon Family Stadium on March 5, 2017. (File Photo by John Benfer | The Collegian)

The Kansas State baseball team is set to face the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks today at 6:30 p.m. at Tointon Family Stadium.

The Wildcats were supposed to play Creighton Tuesday at home Tuesday, but the game was cancelled due to snowy and cold weather conditions. No make-up date has been announced for the game yet.

Instead, the Wildcats will focus on the Mavericks, who have struggled to just a 1-14 record this season. Their one win came Feb. 19 against UNLV; they have lost 12-straight games since then.

Omaha is coming off its first homestand of the season against Northern Colorado the weekend. The Mavericks lost the first two games of the series 9-4 and 7-3 on Thursday. The final game of the series was cancelled due to weather.

Redshirt freshman outfielder Andrew Hall leads the team in batting with a .293 average. Junior right-hander Corey Binger has been the Mavs’ top-starting pitcher so far; he has a 5.32 earned-run average and 19 strikeouts in his 22 innings pitched.

The Wildcats are 12-4 this season. They lost their weekend series to UC Riverside, ending 1-1 on Friday and losing the third game 11-2 on Sunday.

K-State leads the all-time series with Omaha 9-1; the Wildcats beat Omaha last season 11-3. The two teams will meet again in less than a week on March 21, also at Tointon Family Stadium.

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