Kansas State baseball is in the NCAA Super Regionals for first time in over a decade

Kansas State baseball is heading to the Super Regionals for the first time since 2013!
2024 NCAA Division I Baseball Regional - Fayetteville
2024 NCAA Division I Baseball Regional - Fayetteville / Wesley Hitt/GettyImages

The last time Kansas State baseball was in the NCAA Super Regionals when they had just won a Big 12 Championship in football, basketball, and baseball. That was also the first time the Bat Cats had made it to the NCAA Super Regionals in program history.

Well, the Wildcats are back again for the second time in program history and the first time in over a decade. In 2013, the Wildcats had their best baseball team to date, had just won a Big 12 Championship, and were poised for a solid run in the NCAA Tournament.

Now in 2024, the Wildcats started in the pre-season rankings, hit the top 25 twice but fell out again, have had their ups and downs, but are still in the same spot that they were in back in 2013.

After making it into the NCAA Baseball Tournament as an at-large team, K-State put a beat down in their first Regional game against Louisiana Tech, beating them 19-4 in the Fayetteville Region. Then the Wildcats were set to face the host team, Arkansas.

In what ended up being a 7-6 thriller, Kansas State sent the Razorbacks to the losers bracket and had a spot in the Regional Championship. In a turn of events, Arkansas ended up getting beat again in their elimination game against Southeast Missouri State University, setting up a better matchup for the Wildcats.

K-State had a game to spare facing SEMO, but in the end, they did need it to beat them 7-2 to punch their ticket to the Super Regionals.

The Wildcats will now head to Charlottesville, Virginia to face the No. 18 Virginia Cavaliers who won their regional championship. This will be a beat of three series for a spot in the 2024 College World Series.

The Wildcats have never made it to the College World Series and this could be their best chance yet.