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On February 19th and 20th, K-State's baseball team treated K-State fans to a sweep of the University of the Pacific Tigers in a three game series, which was the first three-game road sweep to open a season since 1959 and just the second in school history.

The season opener was scheduled to begin on Friday, but heavy rains in Stockton during the week caused a postponment resulting in a double header on Saturday.

The weather on Saturday was overcast with light rain and a cold wind. The poor conditions, however, did not hamper the play of K-State as the Cats won the season opener 5-3. After a brief delay the second game of the twinbill began withK-State starting off quickly with a four run first inning and ultimately winning 7-4 on a very cold evening. Sunday brought sunny skies and much appreciated warmer temperatures. Pacific made a number of very good defensive plays and took a big lead of their own into the seventh inning when K-State mounted a furious comeback with a five run inning and taking over the lead 7-6 and the final score. 

K-Staters support was easily apparent both days as nearly half of the crowd were wearing purple or cheering on the team. Several people who worked for Pacific at the game commented to me about the large showing of supporting fans. 
 

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