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K-State baseball tops Wichita State

The Manhattan Mercury, Kan. — Staff Reports The Manhattan Mercury, Kan.

May 16--May 16--Kansas State senior Justin Heskett turned in the best outing of his career in his final appearance on the mound.

Heskett threw his first career complete game, lifting K-State to a 7-3 win over Wichita State at Eck Stadium on Tuesday. Heskett did not allow a run after giving up three in the first inning.

"It's bittersweet because it's my last go," Heskett said in an official release. "But I'm just happy I could do that. I decided in about the fifth that I could finish it, and I wasn't going to back down from that."

Heskett used a career-high 132 pitches to go the distance, striking out four batters in the process. Heskett had three different innings that needed six or fewer pitches, while yielding just one hit from the second through the sixth frame.

"It wasn't any particular pitch, it was just location," Heskett said. "They were hitting it to our gloves, I only had a few strikeouts, and we played really good defense. Good team performance."

Offensively, K-State (21-30) had four players record multi-hit games.

Will Brennan led the way, going 3 of 5 with a double and two RBIs. It marked Brennan's 40th career game with multiple hits in his 100th appearance with the Wildcats.

Kyle Barfield, Hanz Harker and Drew Mount each had two hits on the night as well.

Harker had two RBIs, while Mount had a pair of doubles. Barfield doubled and scored.

K-State travels to San Francisco for a three-game set to close out the season.

The series opener is slated for 5 p.m. Thursday.


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