The Kansas State baseball team is on the verge of making a special year even better for the Wildcats’ athletic department.
The Bat Cats (37-15, 14-7 Big 12) hold a two-game lead over Oklahoma and West Virginia in the Big 12 standings. They can clinch at least a share of their first Big 12 championship with one more victory, and can clinch an outright title with two wins or one win combined with a West Virginia loss.
K-State, which broke into the Baseball America Top 25 poll at No. 19 on Monday, hosts a three-game series against the Sooners this weekend at Tointon Family Stadium. Given all that is on the line, and the big crowds that should turn out with good weather on the way, it might be the biggest series in program history.
With just one victory, the Wildcats will have their third conference championship of the 2012-13 academic year. The football team won 11 games to claim the crown in December. The men’s basketball team shared the Big 12 title with Kansas in March. The baseball team can add to the trophy collection and make it a Trifecta this weekend.