The formula was much the same as Tuesday night against another Sunflower State rival, K-State fell behind 6-1 early, before storming back to tie the game and send it to extra innings. But like Tuesday night’s 15 inning 9-7 loss to Wichita State, the Cats fell on Wednesday night in 11 innings, 8-7 to Kansas. Zac Elgie hit a walkoff home run for the Jayhawks off K-State’s Johnny Fasola.
The Cats battled back in the top of the 9th down 7-4. Wade Hinkle hit a two-run homer, his team-leading 8th of the season, and Mike Kindel had an RBI single to center field to extend the game. K-State had a chance in the 10th with bases loaded and one out, but Jared King hit into a double play.
K-State freshman starting pitcher Caleb Wallingford gave up six runs in the bottom of the first, but followed with four scoreless innings. Robert Youngdahl and Tanner Witt provided another five innings of three hit ball.
K-State drops to 19-23 overall and will host Oklahoma State this weekend for a three game series. First pitch on Friday night will be at 6:30pm, and coverage begins at 6:00 from the K-State Sports Network with Wyatt Thompson, Brian Smoller, and Matt Walters.