A four-run second inning triggered the K-State offense in a 13-0 rout of Cal State Bakersfield on Tuesday night at Tointon Family Stadium. The Cats bounced back from a loss to the Roadrunners on Monday night, when they had 16 baserunners, but scored just two runs.
Back-to-back singles from Shane Conlon and Blair DeBord and a walk issued to Mitch Meyer loaded the bases with nobody out in the 2nd. Max Brown then cleared the bases with a triple and scored in the next at-bat on Carter Yagi’s RBI groundout to give K-State a 4-0 lead. Austin Fisher recorded another triple in the 4th inning, scoring two runs. He was knocked in on Conlon’s RBI single, and the rout was on as the Cats led 7-0.
Brown registered a career-high with both three hits and three RBI’s against the Roadrunners. Conlon also had three base knocks.
Jordan Witcig (1-1) earned the victory for K-State in five innings of work, giving up six hits while striking out two. Tyler Stover, Jordan Floyd, Jake Whaley and Jake Matthys all threw an inning of scoreless relief.
Bakersfield starter Garrett Nimmo (0-1) suffered the defeat, surrendering four runs on four hits and three walks in two innings on the bump.
K-State is now 23-19, and will open up a three game series at West Virginia on Friday night at 5:00pm. The BD4 Distributing/Cary Company pregame show will start at 4:30 on KMAN from Morgantown with Brian Smoller and Chris Kutz.