Clement, Wildcats win opener against Beavers in Corvallis
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Tanner Witt’s two-run single in the 10th inning capped a four-run rally and Kansas State beat Oregon State 6-2 on Saturday in the opening game of the Corvallis super regional.
Former Marshalltown Bobcat Mike Clement is the hitting coach at Kansas State. The Wildcats won their first-ever Big 12 Conference title earlier this season.
The Wildcats (45-17) had seven hits over the final two innings and sent nine batters to the plate in the 10th. They pulled ahead when Jared King led off the inning with a bloop double into shallow left-center field and Jon Davis brought him home with an RBI single. Two batters later, pinch hitter Mitch Meyer knocked a bases-loaded RBI single, and Witt broke the game open with a two-run single into right field.
With two outs and two strikes in the ninth, Ross Kivett doubled into the right field gap and reached third on an error, scoring when Witt followed with an RBI single that stunned the record crowd of 3,574 at Goss Stadium.