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Slate: BatCats stumble in Misery.

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Wildcat Baseball was hammered 17-2 last night at Missouri, plus notes on Elijah Sullivan’s spring and where Dalton Risner may be playing next season.

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Just like the best baseball games, today’s slate is an afternoon affair. And since we’re talking baseball already let’s just rip the band-aid right off, and get the ugliness out of the way early.

Baseball

The BatCats were walloped 17-2 by Missouri during last night’s game. The Cat’s gave up 4, 5, and 6 runs in consecutive innings, falling behind 17-0 after six innings. The Wildcats will look to forget this game beginning Friday as they travel to Creighton for a three game non-conference series. (Mercury Staff Reports, Manhattan Mercury)

The BatCats find themselves in a particularly rough stretch, having lost 8 of their last 9 games. It would be easy for the Wildcats and head coach Pete Hughes to be demoralized, but that doesn’t appear to be the case for the Wildcats first year skipper. (Greg Woods, Manhattan Mercury)

Football

And with the bad news bears out of the way let’s turn our attention to a more fun subject. The football team is in the midst of spring practice, and with Fort Snyder being throw wide open to the media this spring more and more interesting stories are being told.

Today that story comes from Elijah Sullivan, who was granted a medical hardship waiver allowing him to maintain two years of eligibility. That allowance has allowed Sullivan to focus on improving his game without the distraction of this being his final year, and that focus has him continually being named as one of the best linebackers during spring practice. (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle)

In NFL Draft news, former Denver Broncos great Terrell Davis was recently asked what his former team should do in the draft. His answer? Draft a lineman, specifically former Wildcat and Colorado native Dalton Risner. (Joe Nguyen, Denver Post)

Misc.

Athletic Director Gene Taylor no longer gets bombarded with questions about firing Bruce Weber, or when will Bill Snyder retire. Now most of the questions he’s peppered with are regarding the new facilities upgrades and which ones will be at the top of the priority list. (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle)