Four-Run First Lifts Wildcats Over Cougars, 7-3

Four-Run First Lifts Wildcats Over Cougars, 7-3
Courtesy: Kansas State Athletics

MANHATTAN, KS - Kansas State pushed across four runs in the bottom of the first, and held the College of Charleston baseball team to three runs on six hits to take the third game of the weekend series, 7-3, on Sunday afternoon.

Kansas State (11-8) scored seven runs on 10 hits, including three for extra bases, and limited College of Charleston (15-6) to one run in the opening three frames. Cameron Garrett (Charleston, S.C.) paced the Cougars with two hits, while Dupree Hart (Rock Hill, S.C.), Logan McRae (Florence, S.C.), and Danny Wondrack (Wall, N.J.) each drove in one run. Hart extended his reached base streak to 37 games with an RBI triple in the fifth.

Jakob Frishmuth (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) pitched into the fifth, and allowed six runs on six hits while taking his first loss of the season. Carter Love (Charlotte, N.C.) surrendered one run in two and one-third innings of work, as Clay Hunt (Fort Mill, S.C.) tossed a scoreless eighth.

TK McWhertor went 3-for-3 with four RBIs to lead the Wildcat attack, as Trent McMaster collected two hits and scored two runs. Drew Mount drove in one and walked twice as part of a 1-for-2 effort.

Justin Heskett allowed three runs on five hits in six and one-third innings to earn the win. Jared Marolf pitched two and one-third scoreless frames to pick up the save.

The Cougars return to the diamond on Tuesday when they make the short trip up I-26 to take on Charleston Southern. First pitch is scheduled for 6:00 pm.