Baseball looks to bounce back, volleyball concludes regular season this week in K-State sports

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(Infographic by Kaylie McLaughlin | Collegian Media Group)

Baseball

The Kansas State baseball team (13-10, 0-3) looks to bounce back after a tough three-game series with No.14 Oklahoma State this last weekend against Texas Tech this week.

The Wildcats have shown a recent struggle with consistency. K-State, before conference play, looked like it could be a real power this season with how it was dismantling teams offensively — routing New Mexico in the last win 17-8. But recently, the Wildcats were outscored 31-10 in its last four games.

Texas Tech comes into the series with an 18-4 record on the season and is coming in on a high note after dominating the first two games in a three-game series with UCF. The Red Raiders also managed to defeat No. 14 Oklahoma State in its last match-up prior to UCF.

The Wildcats need to resurrect its offense against Texas Tech en route to hunting for its first Big 12 Conference win of the year. The three-game series begins Thursday at Tointon Family Stadium at 6 p.m. Game two is Fridy at 6 p.m. with game three on Saturday at 4 p.m.

The games are available on Big 12 Now on ESPN+ with audio on both KMAN radio and the K-State Sports Network.

Volleyball

The K-State volleyball team (13-7) looks to close out March with a win over conference opponent and nationally ranked No. 6 Baylor on Wednesday.

The Bears dominated the Wildcats 3-0 when the teams met in the fall.

K-State has momentum though coming in after a win against No. 24 Creighton in four sets last weekend. Freshman star Aliyah Carter continued to display her offensive talent, posting 26 kills against the Blue Jays — just one short of tying her season high. Carter was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week and has won Big 12 Rookie of the week four times this season.

K-State will need all of Carter’s offense when it heads to Waco to take on Baylor. Game time is set for 2 p.m. with audio coverage on the K-State Sports Network.

Rowing

K-State rowing will look for another sweep when it travels to Sarasota, Florida, for the Sunshine State Invitational.

The Rowing team swept Creighton in its last outing and will look to sweep this invitational as well. The Wildcats performed well the last two years at the invitational, collecting four runner-up finishes and two bronze medals in the grand finals.

The Sunshine State Invitational starts on Friday and continues Saturday.

Tennis

The K-State tennis team (6-6) will look to get over .500 as it heads to Tulsa for a match-up with the Hurricanes.

The Wildcats have been streaky at times this season, winning three in a row in February before dealing with match cancellations and postponements, then dropping two in a row before another match cancellation.

Going 2-2 in its last four matches, the Wildcats look to start another win streak Wednesday on Wednesday before playing the final match of the Sunflower Showdown with Kansas at home on Saturday.

K-State lost 1-4 in the previous match-up with the Jayhawks and will look to come away with a victory and continue its undefeated home win streak this season.

Women’s Golf

The women’s golf team looks to close out the last day of The Bruzzy — a tournament that features five ranked Big 12 teams No. 21 Texas, No. 29 Iowa State, No. 30 Texas Tech, No. 33 Oklahoma and No. 42 TCU with three more non-conference ranked opponents in No. 16 Miami, No. 17 Houston and No. 38 North Texas.

The Wildcats are in for a competitive outing and are currently in a three-team tie for fifth (290) after the first day on Saturday and will try to catch North Texas for first place on Monday.

Tee off is set for 8:30 a.m. and live results will be posted at golfstat.com

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