Kivett Named Preseason All-American by Baseball America
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Senior second baseman Ross Kivett was named to Baseball America’s Preseason All-America Third Team, earning his fourth preseason All-American nod this year. Kivett is the first K-State baseball player to garner four preseason All-American honors in a single season.
The 2013 Big 12 Player of the Year has also been named to the preseason All-American first teams for Collegiate Baseball newspaper, NCBWA and Perfect Game. Kivett was named an All-American by three different organizations following last season, including Baseball America’s third team.
Kivett is the third Wildcat since 2011 to earn preseason All-American accolades from Baseball America. Nick Martini (2011) and Jared King (2013) were both named to the publication’s third team.
The Baseball America preseason All-America teams are voted on by Major League Baseball scouting directors.
Kivett and the Wildcats, who are ranked as high as No. 21 in preseason polls, start the 2014 season on Friday, Feb. 14 at Cal Poly to kick off an eight-game road trip. K-State will open the home portion of its schedule on Friday, Feb. 28 at 3 pm against Milwaukee. Season tickets are available by visiting kstatesports.com/tickets, calling 1-800-221-CATS or stopping by the K-State Athletics Ticket Office at Bramlage Coliseum.