MANHATTAN, Kan. (K-State Athletics) -

The K-State baseball team garnered two All-Big 12 honors on Tuesday as senior Ross Kivett was named to the All-Big 12 Second Team and Tanner DeVinny was named to the All-Big 12 Freshman Team, the conference announced.

 Selected as a utility player to the Second Team, Kivett finished among the Big 12’s top-10 in three categories for conference-only games, including first in stolen bases (12) and tied for 10th in hits (28) and runs scored (15). For the entire season, Kivett started all 55 games and batted .333 (70-for-210) with 13 doubles, one triple, four home runs, 33 RBIs, 35 walks, and 21 stolen bases. Defensively, the Broadview Heights, Ohio native started at three different positions - second base, center field, and designated hitter - and also saw time as a mid-game replacement at first base.

 Kivett wrapped up his K-State career as the program’s leader in career stolen bases with 80 and finished among the top-10 in career games played (2nd, 225), games started (2nd, 215), runs scored (T-2nd, 181), hits (3rd, 277), walks (T-5th, 108), and triples (T-7th, 11).


For Kivett, it is his second All-Big 12 distinction in his career after he was named All-Big 12 First Team – as well as Big 12 Player of the Year – in 2013. He is the fifth Wildcat to earn All-Big 12 First or Second Team honors two or more times in a career.

 DeVinny, a native of Lucas, Texas, led K-State with three home runs in conference-only games while he was also tied for the team-lead in RBIs with 11 and extra-base hits with six. The designated hitter finished the season batting .257 (36-for-140) with six doubles, one triple, three home runs, and 31 RBIs in 46 games. His 31 RBIs were the most by a K-State freshman since Jared King, who was the last K-State position player to earn All-Big 12 Freshman Team honors, had 40 in 2011.


DeVinny is the fifth Wildcat in school history to be named to the All-Big 12 Freshman Team since the conference created the team in 2011.

 With the addition of Kivett’s and DeVinny’s honors, K-State has received 78 All-Big 12 Team or All-Big 12 Freshman Team selections in program history, and 45 honors under head coach Brad Hill.

 Big 12 Champion Oklahoma State led all schools with six First Team honorees while TCU led with 13 total selections among the First Team, Second Team, Honorable Mention and All-Freshman Team.



Name                                 School                            Pos.    Cl.    Hometown/Previous School

Gage Green                       Oklahoma State            C          Jr.      Wichita Falls, Texas/Rider

Sheldon Neuse*               Oklahoma                      INF      Fr.     Fort Worth, Texas/Keller Fossil Ridge

Donnie Walton*               Oklahoma State            INF      So.     Tulsa, Okla./Bishop Kelley

Eric Gutierrez                   Texas Tech                    INF      So.     Mission, Texas/Sharyland

Tim Proudfoot                  Texas Tech                    INF      Jr.      North Bend, Wash./Mount Si

Billy Fleming                      West Virginia                INF     Jr.      Churchville, Pa./Council Rock South

Zach Fish                            Oklahoma State            OF       Jr.      Kalamazoo, Mich./Gull Lake

Boomer White                  TCU                                 OF       So.     Houston, Texas/Memorial

Mark Payton                     Texas                              OF       Sr.     Chicago, Illinois/St. Rita

Bobby Boyd                       West Virginia                OF       Jr.      Silver Spring, Md./St. John’s College HS

Adam Kirsch*                   Texas Tech                    DH       Sr.     Spring, Texas/FIU

Mac James                         Oklahoma                      UTL     Jr.      New Braunfels, Texas/Brookhaven College

Frank Duncan                   Kansas                            RHP     Sr.     San Francisco, Calif./Stuart Hall

Jon Perrin                          Oklahoma State            RHP     Jr.      Olathe, Kan./Olathe East

Brandon Finnegan*         TCU                                 LHP     Jr.      Fort Worth, Texas/Southwest

Preston Morrison*          TCU                                 RHP     Jr.      Waxhaw, N.C./Cuthbertson

Josh Michalec                   Baylor                             RHP     Sr.     Houston, Texas/Memorial

Brendan McCurry*          Oklahoma State            RHP     Sr.     Tupelo, Okla./Howard Junior College

Vince Wheeland*            Oklahoma State            RHP     Sr.     Turlock, Calif./Turlock

Riley Ferrell*                    TCU                                 RHP     So.     College Station, Texas/A&M Consolidated



Name                                 School                            Pos.    Cl.     Hometown/Previous School

Ka’iana Eldredge              Kansas                            C          Sr.     Honolulu, Hawaii/Punahou

Hunter Redman                Texas Tech                    C          Jr.      Midland, Texas/Midland College

Colby Wright                     Kansas                            INF      So.     Castro Valley, Calif./Castro Valley

Tim Arakawa                     Oklahoma State            INF      Jr.     Honolulu, Hawaii/Yavapai Community College

Kevin Cron                        TCU                                 INF      Jr.      Phoenix, Ariz./Mountain Pointe

Derek Odell                      TCU                                 INF      Jr.      Canyon, Texas/Canyon

Brooks Marlow                 Texas                              INF      Jr.      Giddings, Texas/Giddings

Ryan McBroom                 West Virginia                INF      Sr.     Fredericksburg, Va./Courtland

Ross Kivett                        Kansas State                 UTL     Sr.     Broadview Heights, Ohio/St. Edwards

Craig Aikin                         Oklahoma                      OF       So.     Coppell, Texas/Coppell

Michael Suiter                  Kansas                            OF       Jr.      Kailua, Hawaii/Punahou

Tyler Neslony                    Texas Tech                    OF       So.     Corpus Christi, Texas/Calallen

Connor McKay*               Kansas                            DH       Jr.      Parker, Colo./Regis Jesuit

Tyler Alexander               TCU                                 LHP     Fr.     Southlake, Texas/Southlake Carroll

Nathan Thornhill              Texas                              RHP     Sr.     Cedar Park, Texas/Cedar Park

Chris Sadberry                  Texas Tech                    LHP     Jr.      Holliday, Texas/Grayson County

Harrison Musgrave          West Virginia                LHP     Jr.      Nutter Fort, W.Va./Bridgeport

Chad Hollingsworth         Texas                              RHP     So.     Waco, Texas/Robinson


Honorable Mention: Baylor - Adam Toth; Kansas - Robert Kahana, Jordan Piche, Justin Protacio, Tucker Tharp, Dakota Smith, Stephen Villines; Oklahoma - Austin O’Brien, Hunter Haley; Oklahoma State - Tanner Krietemeier, Craig McConaughy; TCU - Kyle Bacak, Garrett Crain, Dylan Fitzgerald, Cody Jones, Keaton Jones; Texas - Ben Johnson; Texas Tech - Bryant Burleson, Jonny Drozd, Cameron Smith; West Virginia - Sean Carley, John Means, Taylor Munden, Cam O’Brien, Ross Vance



Name                                     School                            Pos.                Hometown/Previous School

Tyler Alexander*                 TCU                                 LHP                 Southlake, Texas/Southlake Carroll

Sheldon Neuse*                   Oklahoma                      INF/RHP         Fort Worth, Texas/Keller Fossil Ridge

Stephen Villines                   Kansas                            RHP                 Lake Forest, Calif./El Toro

Blake Battenfield                  Oklahoma State            RHP                 Claremore, Okla./Verdigris

Morgan Cooper                    Texas                              RHP                 Jarrell, Texas/Jarrell

Tres Barrera                          Texas                              C                      Eagle Pass, Texas/Mission Sharyland

Austin O’Brien                      Oklahoma                      INF                  Owasso, Okla./Owasso

Tanner DeVinny                   Kansas State                 DH                   Lucas, Texas/Lovejoy

Zane Gurwitz                         Texas                              INF                  San Antonio, Texas/Churchill

Tyler Buffett                          Oklahoma State            RHP                 Albuquerque, N.M./Albuquerque Academy

Stephen Smith                      Texas Tech                    OF                   Wolfforth, Texas/Frenship

Daniel Castano                      Baylor                             LHP                 Austin, Texas/Lake Travis