Kansas State Baseball Preview 2024

KANSAS STATE enters our Preseason Top 25 as # 20

The Wildcats in 2023 were 44-32 and 13-11 in conference. The biggest impact transfer came from 130 miles away at Wichita State in Chuck Ingram. He was a first team All-American Athletic Conference selection as he hit .362 with 80 hits and 41 RBI’s.
We find Brady Day with a ,356 batting average along with Kaelynn Culpepper nad his .325 with a 556 SLG%.
Dom Hughes is a 5’10” senior outfielder,who in the 2023 SUMMER LEAGUE
played for the Palm Springs Power of the California League this summer, slashing .333/.551/.606 with three doubles, three triples and eight runs batted in … Recorded two multi-hit games for the Power and drew 14 walks with four stolen bases..He is the son of head coach Pete Hughes,
Brendan Jones smacked 15 HR’s while Owen Boerma went 7-2 and had a 5.06 ERA with 95 strikeouts. Tyson Neighbors was 5-1 with a 1.85 ERA and has 11 savess.

Pete Hughes was named the 21st head baseball coach in K-State history on June 8, 2018.

Hughes, who has a proven track record of setting new standards of excellence, has compiled a career record of 750-584-3 (.562) in 25 seasons as a head coach. He began his head coaching career at Trinity University (1997-98) while also serving as the skipper at Boston College (1999-2006), Virginia Tech (2007-13) and Oklahoma (2014-17). His 750 career victories ranks first among active Big 12 head coaches.

In four seasons as the head coach of the Wildcats, Hughes has put together a 98-92 (.516) record after leading the Cats to two straight runs in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship semifinals. In 2021, K-State turned in a 34-23 mark, its highest win total since posting 45 in 2013.

Last season, Hughes guided the Wildcats to their second consecutive appearance in the league postseason tournament and third in the last four years. The Cats claimed four victories over Top 10 teams including a pair of series wins over No. 7 Texas.

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