The Kansas State baseball team completed a two-game season sweep over the University of Omaha with a 9-2 victory Tuesday night in Omaha, Nebraska.
The Wildcats had a big first inning, scoring five runs. Omaha’s starting pitcher Jacob Alcorn only recorded two outs in the first inning before being pulled from the game. The Mavericks had to rely on their bullpen for the majority of this game.
The long ball set the pace for the Wildcats, as it all started with a two-run home run from sophomore Zach Kokoska in the first inning.
K-State was in control with the big first inning, and it added onto the lead with a run in the second inning and two more runs in the third inning.
After third inning the Wildcats had a 7-0 lead over the Mavericks. Omaha got two runs in the sixth inning, but that is all it could muster in this game. It was just all Wildcats.
Junior Caleb Littlejim went three innings for K-State and walked two. Sophomore Andrew Stratman surrendered the two runs on the night to the Mavericks in his 2.1 innings of work.
K-State then added another insurance run in the eighth inning.
It was a good day on the bats for the Wildcats as they scored nine runs on 12 hits. The pitching staff for the Wildcats held Omaha to two runs and three hits in nine innings.
Now at 20-22 overall and 5-7 in conference play, the Wildcats head home to host the Oklahoma Sooners in a three-game weekend series Friday through Sunday.