Kivett, Santigate named to All-Region team

By The Mercury

Seniors Ross Kivett and RJ Santigate, K-State’s top hitters in 2014, were named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Midwest All-Region second team, the ABCA announced.

Kivett, who was selected as a second baseman to the all-region team, was among the Big 12 Conference’s top offensive producers this past season, finishing second in OBP (.443), tied for second in stolen bases (21), third in runs scored (49), sixth in batting average (.333), and ninth in slugging percentage (.462). The Broadview Heights, Ohio native was the only player in the Big 12 to finish in the conference’s top 10 in batting average, OBP, and slugging percentage.

Kivett added 13 doubles, one triple, four home runs, and 33 RBI to go with his .333 batting average, the second best mark on K-State.

Santigate was K-State’s top hitter this past season in terms of batting average, leading the team with a .335 clip while also tallying 27 RBI and 34 runs scored. The Las Vegas, Nevada product was among the top five in the Big 12 in OBP (4th, .415) and batting average (fifth) while also finishing in the top 10 in stolen bases (T-8th, 15). The marks in OBP, batting average, and stolen bases were all career-highs.

For the last eight years, K-State has had at least one player represented on the ABCA Midwest All-Region Team, including five selections in the last two years.

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