The team also set a school record for attendance at games, with an average attendance mark of 1,391 fans. The official capacity is listed at 2,331.You don’t have to be Rain Man to realize the large difference between those two numbers. It’s approaching 1,000 empty seats, 940 to be exact. However, these statistics are misleading. In the final home game against Kansas, K-State fans poured into Tointon Family Stadium, setting a school record crowd for K-State baseball at 4,280 fans.■ Freshman pitchers talented but humble (huskerextra.com)
Giller and Hander lead a group of six freshmen that figure to make immediate impact, Newman also gets to glimpse at the future. And it makes him want to stick around to see it blossom.
“They’re all talented and physical, and they’re good kids,” Newman said of the three draft picks and right-handers Tyler Niederklein (from Millard West), Dylan Vogt (Millard South) and Luke Bublitz (Thornton, Colo.). “They work hard at it. They all have a real aptitude to pitch.