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Look: Royals Legend Eric Hosmer Endorses K-State Baseball Ahead of Super Regionals

May 13, 2023; Stillwater, OK, USA; Kansas State Wildcats infielder Kaelen Culpepper (22) points up after hitting a home run during the game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at O'Brate Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports

On Friday, Kansas City Royals legend Eric Hosmer responded to a post on X about the history of Kansas State Baseball and mentioned that he “bleeds purple” after visiting Manhattan with some Royals teammates.

Hosmer took to social media to shout out Kansas State’s Baseball team ahead of the Super Regional Round matchup against the No. 12 Virginia Cavaliers.


The Wildcats are entering the Super Regional Round for the first time since 2013 when Kansas State narrowly lost to No. 3 Oregon State in Corvallis.

Kansas State is set to take on No. 12 Virginia after advancing out of the Fayetteville Regional with a perfect 3-0 record. Kansas State shortstop Kaelen Culpepper took home Regional MVP Honors after some incredible performances against Louisiana Tech, Arkansas, and SEMO. Against Louisana Tech in the Wildcats’ first matchup, Culpepper completed the cycle in the batter’s box.

Should Kansas State hope to advance to the 2024 World Series, they may need some Hosmer magic as the Wildcats were awarded one of the worst odds to advance of any team in the Super Regional Round.

First pitch between Kansas State and Virginia is set for Friday, June 7th, at 6:00 p.m. central in Charlottesville.

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