Cats Look to Lengthen Profitable Streak In opposition to Jap Illinois

Cats Look to Extend Winning Streak Against Eastern Illinois

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Ok-State continues an eight-game homestand and seeks to increase its four-game successful streak, because the Wildcats host Jap Illinois at Tointon Household Stadium for a three-game sequence starting Friday at 3 p.m.

Ok-State (5-2) swept a three-game set with Western Michigan to open its house schedule final weekend. The sequence with EIU (5-4) continues Saturday at 1 p.m. and can conclude Sunday at 1 p.m.

Lefty Jordan Wicks will take the hill on Friday for the Cats, whereas right-hander Carson Seymour will begin Saturday’s sport. Connor McCullough will begin within the sequence finale on Sunday.

The Wildcats hit 5 house runs towards WMU, together with two by true freshman Nick Goodwin. Goodwin hit a game-tying three-run homer within the eighth inning Friday to assist the Cats erase a four-run deficit and win the sequence opener 9-8.

All three video games of the sequence this weekend shall be broadcast on Large 12 Now on ESPN+. Radio protection shall be accessible on Information Radio KMAN (93.3 FM, 1350 AM) with dwell streaming audio at Ok-StateSports.com/watch and the Ok-State Sports activities app.

Single-game tickets for this weekend’s sequence at the moment are accessible by the Ok-State Ticket Workplace at Ok-StateSports.com/tickets or by calling (800) 221-CATS.

All followers in attendance shall be required to put on a face protecting and preserve social distance from different pods of followers. Because of well being and security tips, gamers won’t be accessible for autographs earlier than or after every sport.

 

GAME #8

Ok-STATE (5-2) vs. EASTERN ILLINOIS (5-4)


Friday, March 5 // 3 p.m. // Tointon Household Stadium (2,344)  // Manhattan, Kan.

Projected Starters: LHP Jordan Wicks (1-0, 2.77 ERA) vs. RHP Ky Hampton (2-0, 4.91 ERA)

Watch: Large 12 Now on ESPN+ // Brian Smoller, Mike Clark

Radio: KMAN (93.3 FM, 1350 AM) // Matt Walters, John Kurtz

Pay attention On-line: Ok-StateSports.com/watch // 1350KMAN.com

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GAME #9

Ok-STATE (5-2) vs. EASTERN ILLINOIS (5-4)


Saturday, March 6 // 1 p.m. // Tointon Household Stadium (2,344)  // Manhattan, Kan.

Projected Starters: RHP Carson Seymour (1-0, 5.62 ERA) vs. LHP Trevor Nicholson (1-0, 1.54 ERA)

Watch: Large 12 Now on ESPN+ // Brian Smoller, Mike Clark

Radio: KMAN (93.3 FM, 1350 AM) // Matt Walters, John Kurtz

Pay attention On-line: Ok-StateSports.com/watch // 1350KMAN.com

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GAME #10

Ok-STATE (5-2) vs. EASTERN ILLINOIS (5-4)


Sunday, March 7 // 1 p.m. // Tointon Household Stadium (2,344)  // Manhattan, Kan.

Projected Starters: RHP Connor McCullough (1-0, 1.46 ERA) vs. RHP Hayden Birdsong (0-2, 8.38 ERA)

Watch: Large 12 Now on ESPN+ // Matt Walters, Mike Clark

Radio: KMAN (93.3 FM, 1350 AM) // John Kurtz

Pay attention On-line: Ok-StateSports.com/watch // 1350KMAN.com

Purchase Tickets | Reside Stats

 

A LOOK AT Ok-STATE

Ok-State continues its eight-game homestand towards Jap Illinois beginning Friday … The Wildcats have gained 4 straight video games after a three-game sweep of Western Michigan final weekend … The Cats used a five-run eighth inning, highlighted by a game-tying three-run house run by Nick Goodwin, to say a 9-8 comeback win within the sequence opener … Goodwin homered once more Saturday in an 11-3 victory earlier than Ok-State held on for a 2-1 win over the Broncos on Sunday … Terrence Spurlin had a team-high 5 base hits within the sequence with a house run and three RBI … After not hitting a single house run within the season’s first weekend, the Wildcat offense ignited for 5 lengthy balls in three video games towards WMU … Ok-State pitchers mixed for a 3.33 earned run common with 25 strikeouts over 27 innings .. Jordan Wicks struck out 10 hitters in his second straight outing, fanning 10 over six innings in a no determination … Starters Connor McCullough and Carson Seymour every earned their first victories of the season … Tyler Eckberg earned his second save of the season on Saturday whereas Caleb Littlejim moved from middle subject to the mound to gather his first profession save within the sequence finale.

 

SCOUTING EASTERN ILLINOIS

Jap Illinois cut up a Tuesday doubleheader with Bellarmine Tuesday and enter the weekend with a 5-4 file … The Panthers have gained their first two weekend sequence of the yr, taking two of three video games from Nicholls State and Arkansas Little Rock … This weekend’s sequence will cap a 12-game highway swing to start the 2021 season … EIU has scored 12 runs 3 times this season, together with in every of its final three victories, and averages 7.6 runs per sport … Trey Sweeney leads the Panthers in slugging at .750 and has seven extra-base hits on the season (4 doubles, a triple, two house runs) with 12 RBI … Starters Trevor Nicholson and Hayden Birdsong have every struck out 14 batters over their two begins.

 

INSIDE THE SERIES

Ok-State leads the all-time sequence with Jap Illinois, 8-0, courting again to 2004 … The Cats are 7-0 at house towards the Panthers, final internet hosting EIU in 2017 … Within the final matchup on March 5, 2017, Parker Rigler threw this system’s first nine-inning no-hitter and eighth in Ok-State historical past in a 14-0 win … Ok-State has scored double-digit runs in seven of its eight conferences with Jap Illinois.

 

POWER SURGE

After going with out a house run within the season’s opening weekend, the Wildcats erupted for 5 house runs over three video games towards Western Michigan … Freshman Nick Goodwin hit two house runs, together with a game-tying, three-run shot within the eighth inning on Friday … Zach Kokoska, Terrence Spurlin and Cameron Thompson additionally homered within the sequence and all now have 10 profession house runs … In whole, Ok-State has 5 gamers with 10 or extra profession homers.

 

WHAMMER HAMMER

Going again to final season, Dylan Phillips has reached base safely in 18 consecutive video games – a career-best streak … Phillips has recorded a base hit in 17 of his final 18 video games, together with 5 multi-hit efforts … With seven runs batted on this season, Phillips has pushed in 19 runs over his final 15 video games whereas recording an RBI in 11 of his final 15 contests … The 2-way star is the staff chief in profession house runs with 15, together with 10 throughout his record-setting freshman season.

 

IRON MAN, CAM

Cameron Thompson has began each sport throughout his Wildcat profession and is now ninth in program historical past at 191 profession begins … With three hits over the weekend, Thompson is now tied for ninth in Ok-State historical past with 2019 base hits … Thompson, a five-year senior and staff captain, has began video games in middle subject, third base, second base and shortstop … Now slotted because the on a regular basis third baseman, Thompson has led the Cats in hits in two of the final three seasons … If the Pasadena, Texas, product begins all 52 scheduled regular-season video games in 2021, he would tie Craig Wilson for the Ok-State file in profession begins with 236 … Thompson can also be getting ready to Ok-State’s profession top-10 checklist in profession singles, doubles, triples and video games performed.

 

WICKY WICKY YEAH

Ok-State lefty Jordan Wicks has racked up the preseason honors, together with being named the 2021 Large 12 Co-Preseason Pitcher of the Yr … Wicks was tabbed a preseason all-American by D1Baseball, Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and NCBWA … The Conway, Ark., product is Ok-State’s first preseason all-America nod since 2014 and the primary Large 12 preseason of-the-year award winner … Wicks was additionally certainly one of 55 named to USA Baseball’s Golden Spikes Award Watch Record, which acknowledges the nation’s premier novice participant … Following his 10-strikeout, seven scoreless innings towards Oregon State, Wicks was named Large 12 Pitcher of the week and Nationwide Pitcher of the Week by the NCBWA … Wicks struck out 10 extra hitters Friday towards WMU and leads the Large 12 together with his 20 strikeouts … Relationship again to final season, Wicks has allowed 5 earned runs over 39 innings (1.15 ERA) with 46 strikeouts.

 

GOODWIN’S GOOD START

Ok-State true freshman Nick Goodwin has carried out all of it for the Wildcats by the season’s first two weeks, main the staff in all three slash classes (.360/.500/.680) … Goodwin additionally leads Ok-State in hits (9), RBI (9), house runs (2) and stolen bases (3) … The Overland Park product strung collectively three straight multi-hit video games final week and homered in back-to-back video games towards Western Michigan … Goodwin has reached base in six of seven video games this season and at present ranks within the Large 12’s high 10 in hits, RBI, whole bases and steals.

 

LATE-INNING TURNAROUND

Within the opening weekend, opponents mixed to outscore Ok-State 11-1 within the eighth and ninth innings … In Ok-State’s sweep of Western Michigan, the Wildcats responded by outscoring the Broncos 7-2 within the video games’ closing two innings … The Cats used a five-run eighth inning Friday to erase four-run deficit and take the sequence opener 9-8 … Three of Ok-State’s eight double performs have occurred within the eighth or ninth innings, together with the game-ending twin-killer Sunday to protect a 2-1 win … Ok-State is 3-1 in one-run video games this season.

 

FROM THE PEN

Coming into the 2021 season on a scoreless stretch that spanned 22 innings, the Ok-State bullpen mixed to permit 16 earned runs in 12 2/3 innings (11.37 ERA) over 4 video games to start out the yr … Final weekend in a three-game sweep of WMU, the Ok-State pen lowered its ERA to three.38, permitting 4 earned runs over 10 2/3 innings … Tyler Eckberg picked up his second save of the season, and tenth of his profession, whereas Caleb Littlejim collected the primary save of his profession Sunday after shifting from middle subject to throw the ultimate two innings in Sunday’s 2-1 win … Seven Wildcat relievers mixed to permit WMU to hit .216 with eight base hits given up within the three-game set.

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