The 2014 season got off to a good start with a split against traditional power Redlands and a 2 game sweep on the road at Hesston. A week later the Pirates did something they have never done in program history, swept nationally ranked NEO at home. Opening up conference play against nationally ranked Neosho County, the Pirates were able to split on the road. Continuing in conference play they swept Labette and Highland in consecutive weeks. On March 22 the Pirates completed their first 4 game conference sweep in the Schultz era by defeating Allen County. The following week they took 3 out of 4 from perennial power Ft. Scott. Continuing their stretch of good baseball the Pirates split with Kansas City, KS and a mid-week victory over Carl Albert. The Pirates battled eventual conference champs and national ranked Johnson County, winning one game in that series. The following week the Pirates accomplished something that hasn’t happened in decades, defeating Cowley in Ark City. They followed that accomplishment up with a midweek road win at NOC- Tonkawa. The Pirates earned a playoff birth for the 2nd straight year by getting the 7th seed. They improved on their 8th seed from last year and traveled to play Garden City, the 2nd seed out of the Jayhawk West. The Pirates battled back and forth but came up short and lost both thus ending their impressive season. Setting a program record, 7 Pirates earned conference awards. This was only the 2nd time in program history they achieved 20+ wins.