Game is first of two meetings between regional rivals this season
Cowboy third baseman slugged three home runs in K-State series
K-State hands OSU 3-2 loss
Rea homers twice, Hursh gets fourth win of season
Three-game series opens Friday at 7 p.m.
College/Junior College: Third-team All-American as a sophomore at Iowa Western in 2012 ... hit .416 with nine home runs, 62 RBIs and 20 doubles ... turned in a .464 slugging percentage ... dominant on the mound also as he went 12-1 with a 1.78 ERA and 87 strikeouts ... named to the JUCO World Series All-Tournament Team after helping lead Reivers to national championship ... played in 32 games with 18 starts as a freshman at Nebraska in 2011 ... hit .154 (10-for-65) with two RBIs.
High School: Named team MVP at Rock Canyon HS and was a first-team All-Continental League selection in 2009 and 2010 ... also earned honorable-mention all-state honors as a pitcher in 2009 ... as a senior hit .430 while producing a 1.22 ERA and striking out 85 on the mound ... selected to play in the 2010 Top 50 Senior All-Star Game at Coors Field ... a two-sport athlete who also earned first-team all-conference honors in football.
Personal: Majoring in business management ... born May 11, 1992 ... son of Roger and Janie Krietemeier ... has three siblings: Taylor Krietemeier, Laurie Regelski and Shellie Taylor ... favorite movie is Heavyweights ... favorite teams are the Boston Red Sox and Colorado Rockies ... favorite baseball moment was winning the JUCO World Series.