Philadelphia, PA – The Kansas State Wildcats scored two runs on a pair of wild pitches in the seventh inning to pull out a 4-3 victory over the Arkansas Razorbacks in the Manhattan Regional Final.
The Wildcats (44-17) had runners on second and third with one out in the seventh inning when Michael Gunn threw a wild pitch that allowed Ross Kivett to score from third.
Gunn then tried intentionally walk Jared King. However one of the pitches missed the target and Tanner Witt, who advanced on the previous wild pitch, came in for what would be the winning run.
Gerardo Esquivel pitched 4 1/3 innings of shutout baseball to get the win for Kansas State while Jake Matthys didn't allow a run in the final two frames to collect the save. Kansas State advances to play Oregon State in Super Regionals next weekend.
Gunn took the loss for Arkansas (39-22) which routed Bryant, 12-3, earlier in the day to reach the regional final.