MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Jared King made a key diving catch and hit a two-run homer as Kansas State beat Bryant 7-1 on Saturday in an NCAA regional game.
King’s diving grab in center field with runners in scoring position to end the fifth inning preserved a 1-1 tie. In the top of the sixth, King hit a double with runners at the corners to push the Wildcats (43-17) ahead by two runs. King also scored on a passed ball to extend the lead to three, and K-State scored another run to lead by four after the inning.
Bryant (45-17-1) trailed after the Wildcats scored a run in the top of the first, but came back to tie it in the bottom of the inning on a groundout by John Mullen.
Joe Flattery (5-4) earned the win for Kansas State, while Bryant’s Craig Schlitter (10-4) took the loss.