K-State Baseball Coach Hughes Secures 800th Win in Comeback Victory Over Houston

By Jayson Hendreson

K-State head baseball coach Pete Hughes achieved his 800th career win as the Wildcats rallied for a 5-3 victory against Houston. The win marked K-State’s seventh consecutive victory. The Wildcats erased a three-run deficit with a four-run sixth inning. Catcher Raphael Pelletier’s two-run single secured the win. K-State utilized four pitchers, with Tyson Neighbors making his first appearance since February. Cole Wisenbaker earned the win, and Jackson Wentworth secured his fifth save of the season. Hughes expressed pride in the team’s performance and credited their energy. The win extended K-State’s win streak to seven games. Hughes, now one of 25 active Division I coaches with 800 career wins, emphasized the collective effort behind the milestone. K-State improved to 3-1 in Big 12 action and ranks second in the conference standings. The Wildcats will face Houston again on Saturday at Schroeder Park.

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