Oct 07, 2021 7:19 PM

Hughes Announces Fall Baseball Schedule

Posted Oct 07, 2021 7:19 PM

Cats to play a pair of fall exhibitions in addition to ALS Game, Fall World Series

MANHATTAN, Kan. – K-State will host a pair of fall exhibition games in addition to its annual ALS Halloween Game and Fall World Series at Tointon Family Stadium, fourth-year head coach Pete Hughes announced Thursday.

The Wildcats’ first exhibition contest is set for Friday, October 15 against Omaha at 6 p.m., with a second exhibition against Crowder College scheduled for Friday, October 22 at 2:30 p.m. Both exhibitions will be free to attend for all fans.

The Mavericks went 22-25 (14-12 Summit League) last season while Crowder advanced to the semifinals of the 2021 NJCAA Division I Baseball World Series. The Roughriders went 55-8 a season ago and entered the national tournament as the top overall seed.

Additionally, Hughes and his team will put on their annual ALS Awareness Halloween Game on Saturday, October 30. The event, a staple in the program’s 19 Ways, is a fun, family friendly event to help raise money and awareness of ALS. Players and staff will dress in costume for an entertaining game of baseball. Fans are also encouraged to dress in costume.

The annual Fall World Series, a three-game intrasquad series, will take place November 5-7. Following the series finale on Sunday at 1 p.m., K-State players and staff will participate in “Shave for The Brave” to cap their fundraising College Baseball Vs. Cancer fundraising campaign.

The Fall World Series opener is set for a 6 p.m. start on Friday, November 5 while game two of the series will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 6.

The K-State baseball program is the defending three-time national fundraising champion, as players and coaches have raised over $93,000 to benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Over $38,000 was raised during last season’s campaign – nearly $10,000 more than any other college baseball program.

The entire fall schedule at Tointon Family Stadium will feature free admission. Face coverings are recommended for all in attendance.

K-State returns 12 letter winners from last season’s team that went 34-23 and reached the semifinal round of the 2021 Big 12 Baseball Championship. Returners include starters Nick GoodwinConnor McCulloughDylan Phillips and Terrence Spurlin.