Kansas State baseball released its fall schedule Tuesday. The Wildcats’ fall slate includes two exhibition games, a Halloween ALS Awareness Game and a Fall World Series, all to be held at Tointon Family Stadium.
Every game includes free admission. The fall schedule starts with an exhibition against Johnson County Community College at 2 p.m. Oct. 17. Kansas State then plays Oral Roberts in another exhibition on Oct. 27.
From Nov. 8 to Nov. 10, the Wildcats will hold their annual three-game intrasquad Fall World Series. Those times will be announced at a later date. After the Fall World Series is another annual event: “Shave for the Brave,” where players and staff will join in cutting their hair in support of research for children’s cancer.
Kansas State has its Halloween ALS Awareness Game on Oct. 26 to help the organization Vs. Cancer, a foundation started by former North Carolina baseball player Chase Jones for pediatric brain cancer. The coaches and players will wear costumes for the game.
The Wildcats raised more than $26,000 for Vs. Cancer last season, the highest total of any Division I program in the country.
The Halloween ALS Game first started in 2012, when K-State head coach Pete Hughes held the same position at Virginia Tech. His former player, Pepe Frates, was diagnosed with ALS, and Frates played for Hughes at Boston College. Frates and his family led the Ice Bucket Challenge. which assisted in raising over $115 million toward finding a cure.
The Halloween ALS Awareness game and “Shave for the Brave” are two parts of Hughes’ “19 Ways” campaign, designed to positively influence the community.
Fans are asked to enter Tointon Family Stadium through the marked signs close to the Brandeberry Indoor Complex, as improvements are still being made to the stadium. Seating down the first-base line will be available.