K-State baseball announces 2014 schedule

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The K-State baseball team, coming off a 2013 season in which it won its first conference title in 80 years and reached the Super Regionals for the first time, will kick off the 2014 season Feb. 14. (Photo: K-State Athletics)

The K-State baseball team, coming off a 2013 season in which it won its first conference title in 80 years and reached the Super Regionals for the first time, has announced its slate of 55 regular season games in 2014. The new campaign kicks off Feb. 14 while the home portion of the schedule starts Feb. 28.

The schedule features five teams that reached last season's regional round of the NCAA Tournament, four regular season conference champions and home games against in-state rivals Wichita State and Kansas. Nonconference opponents include Cal Poly, San Francisco, Portland, St. Mary's, UC Davis, Milwaukee, Nebraska, Iowa, Omaha, Northern Colorado, Air Force, Creighton, Wichita State and Bakersfield. The total of 22 opponents combined to go 654-582 (.529) last season.

"Coming off a season of firsts - which has helped generate incredible amounts of enthusiasm and passion shown by our fans and an unprecedented increase in season ticket sales - we are excited to announce a slate of games in which our student-athletes will be challenged in nonconference and Big 12 action," said head coach Brad Hill.

"Most importantly, the schedule will help us look to improve upon last year's success. Our goal is to compete at a high level day in and day out, with Omaha as the endpoint. Our 55-game schedule, from our first road trip to California to our last home series against Big 12 foe Texas, will test us against championship-level opponents all season long. We cannot wait to start the season, especially our home opener in front of K-State fans at Tointon Family Stadium on Feb. 28."
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K-State returns 19 letterwinners from last year's squad that helped the program reach new heights. In addition to the Big 12 regular season title, the Wildcats set a school record for wins (45) and were atop the Big 12 in several offensive categories, including runs, batting average and stolen bases. Key returnees include 2013 Big 12 Player of the Year and All-American Ross Kivett, All-Big 12 First Team members Shane Conlon, Austin Fisher and Blair DeBord, and Big 12 Freshman of the Year Jake Matthys.

Season tickets are on sale now, starting at $2 a ticket per game. Single-game tickets will go on sale at a later date.

2014 K-State Baseball Schedule
2/14 at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA 8 p.m. CT
2/15 at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA 8 p.m. CT
2/16 at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA 3 p.m. CT
2/18 at San Francisco San Francisco, CA 4 p.m. CT
Gael Invitational
February

2/20 vs. Portland Moraga, CA 12 p.m. CT
2/21 at Saint Mary's Moraga, CA 4 p.m. CT
2/22 vs. UC Davis Moraga, CA 12 p.m. CT
2/23 at Saint Mary's Moraga, CA 12 p.m. CT
2/28 vs. Milwaukee MANHATTAN 3 p.m. CT
March
3/01 vs. Milwaukee MANHATTAN 1 p.m. CT
3/02 vs. Milwaukee MANHATTAN 1 p.m. CT
3/04 at Nebraska Lincoln, NE 1:35 p.m. CT
3/07 vs. Iowa MANHATTAN 3 p.m. CT
3/08 vs. Iowa MANHATTAN 2 p.m. CT
3/09 vs. Iowa MANHATTAN 1 p.m. CT
3/12 vs. Nebraska-Omaha MANHATTAN 6:30 p.m. CT
3/14 vs. Northern Colorado MANHATTAN 6:30 p.m. CT
3/15 vs. Northern Colorado MANHATTAN 2 p.m. CT
3/16 vs. Northern Colorado MANHATTAN 1 p.m. CT
3/18 vs. Air Force MANHATTAN 6:30 p.m. CT
3/19 vs. Air Force MANHATTAN 3 p.m. CT
3/21 at Oklahoma * Norman, OK 6 p.m. CT
3/22 at Oklahoma * Norman, OK 2 p.m. CT
3/23 at Oklahoma * Norman, OK 1 p.m. CT
3/26 vs. Nebraska MANHATTAN 6:30 p.m. CT
3/28 at Creighton Omaha, NE 6:30 p.m. CT
3/29 at Creighton Omaha, NE 2 p.m. CT
3/30 at Creighton Omaha, NE 1 p.m. CT
Apri
4/01 at Nebraska-Omaha Omaha, NE 6:30 p.m. CT
4/04 vs. Kansas * MANHATTAN 6:30 p.m. CT
4/05 vs. Kansas * MANHATTAN 2 p.m. CT
4/06 vs. Kansas * MANHATTAN 1 p.m. CT
4/08 vs. Wichita State MANHATTAN 6:30 p.m. CT
4/11 at Texas Tech * Lubbock, TX 6:30 p.m. CT
4/12 at Texas Tech * Lubbock, TX 2 p.m. CT
4/13 at Texas Tech * Lubbock, TX 1 p.m. CT
4/15 at Nebraska Lincoln, NE 6:35 p.m. CT
4/17 vs. Baylor * MANHATTAN 6:30 p.m. CT
4/18 vs. Baylor * MANHATTAN 6:30 p.m. CT
4/19 vs. Baylor * MANHATTAN 7 p.m. CT
4/21 vs. CSU Bakersfield MANHATTAN 6:30 p.m. CT
4/22 vs. CSU Bakersfield MANHATTAN 6:30 p.m. CT
4/25 at West Virginia * Morgantown, WV 5 p.m. CT
4/26 at West Virginia * Morgantown, WV 3 p.m. CT
4/27 at West Virginia * Morgantown, WV 12 p.m. CT
May
5/02 at TCU * Fort Worth, TX 6:30 p.m. CT
5/03 at TCU * Fort Worth, TX 4 p.m. CT
5/04 at TCU * Fort Worth, TX 1 p.m. CT
5/06 at Wichita State Wichita, KS 6 p.m. CT
5/09 vs. Oklahoma State * MANHATTAN 6 p.m. CT
5/10 vs. Oklahoma State * MANHATTAN 2 p.m. CT
5/11 vs. Oklahoma State * MANHATTAN 1 p.m. CT
5/16 vs. Texas * MANHATTAN 6:30 p.m. CT
5/17 vs. Texas * MANHATTAN 6:30 p.m. CT
5/18 vs. Texas * MANHATTAN 1 p.m. CT
Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship
5/21 - 05/25 Oklahoma City, OK TBA

*Conference event

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