Kivett earns player of the week honor

By The Mercury

Kansas State center fielder Ross Kivett led or tied for the lead in the Big 12 in nine different offensive categories last week, helping the senior earn Big 12 Player of the Week honors.

This was Kivett’s second conference player of the week award this season.

Kivett hit .588 (10 for 17) with three doubles, a triple, a home run, and seven RBIs in four games last week. He led the Big 12 in batting average, hits, RBIs, runs scored (seven), total bases (18), on-base percentage (.600), and slugging percentage (1.059). He also tied for the conference lead in doubles and triples.

Kivett started the week by becoming the first Wildcat to hit for the cycle in nearly 17 years. He completed the cycle by the sixth inning of the March 26 game against Nebraska, hitting a home run in the first, a triple in the second, a double in the third and a single in the sixth (fifth at-bat).

The Ohio native followed up his midweek performance by notching multi-hit efforts in each contest of the three-game set at Creighton. Kivett was 6 for 12 with two doubles and four RBIs at Creighton.

It’s the second straight week and fourth time this season K-State has earned a player of the week award.

Last week, redshirt-freshman pitcher Nate Griep was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week..

Kivett and the Wildcats travel to Papillion, Neb., to play Omaha tonight at 6:30 at Werner Park — home of the Kansas City Royals’ Triple-A affiliate, the Storm Chasers.

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