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sLATE: BatCats wrap up final mid-week game with a win.

Plus golf has a much better second day at the Big 12.

The Wildcat third-sacker had eight hits in the two-game mid-week set. Richard W. Rodriguez/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

Sorry for the late slate today. BTW, our “Morning Slate” warranty does not cover Acts of God (or deer), sorry.

Yesterday, the BatCats rode a 5-run first inning, and three more with crooked numbers, to a 13-8 win over former Big 12 rival Missouri Tuesday night at Tointon Family Stadium. Starting pitcher Dylan Phillips (who also served as the Cats’ DH for the day) picked up the win even though he only pitched two innings, giving up just one hit in 8 at-bats. But the K-State bullpen struggled with a weak Tiger lineup (worst batting average in the SEC), and Zak Herbers was chased after recording just one out but gave up three earned runs in the 3rd, while Eric Torres was the only one of five total relief pitchers used to not give up at least one run (earned or otherwise). On offense, Chris Ceballos and Terrence Spurlin each recorded a homerun, putting the BatCats at 59 on the season, moving them past the 2009 team for 3rd all-time at K-State and just four from tying 2nd with the 63 notched in 1988. The Cats improve to 24-16 with the victory and will welcome in Texas Southern this weekend to wrap up their remaining non-conference games.

After a woeful first day that saw them starting Tuesday in 8th place, the men’s golf team notched a 2-under par third round, tying for second-best of the day, to pull them back close with 7th place Kansas. SPOILER ALERT: Today’s round did not go well, but at least the Cats didn’t fall. More on that tomorrow.

Kellis Robinett has draft previews up for both Wyatt Hubert and Briley Moore. Hubert has hopes for a middle-round selection (which is reasonable), and Moore credits his lone season in Manhattan for boosting his draft profile.