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K-State Slate: 5.21.15 - BatCats win!

The baseball team advances at the Big 12s, and other news.


He's back. Curtis Kitchen returned to our front page recently, and this time, he answers all your Kansas State QB questions in the (not) mailbag. If you want to ask questions for the next edition, find him on Twitter at @curtiskitchen.

The baseball team opened its run at the 2015 Big 12 Championships with a 7-3 upset victory over third seed Oklahoma (Jon Morse, Bring on the Cats).

The BatCats opened the game with a 5-0 lead thanks to great pitching from starter Colton Kalmus, who matched his career high in strikeouts with six (K-State SID). But Kalmus gave up two solo home runs in the sixth to help the Sooners claw back into the game. Playing in relief, Jordan Floyd stepped in, allowed only one run over the next three innings and saved his first game in the process.But Kansas State responded to the Sooners hits quickly, with Max Brown going 4-of-4 on the day and Carter Yagi having his 15th multi-hit game of the season.

The Wildcats will take on second seed Oklahoma State, 3-0 winners over West Virginia last night.

According to Jeremy Crabtree, junior college quarterback, Jonathan Banks, has signed with Kansas State. KSUEMAW! has more details here. Query whether this was just an opportunity to sign an athletic quarterback with a lot of upside for depth purposes, or whether this is a new wrinkle in the signal calling "battle" being waged in Manhattan at this moment. That is, was this a great signing or a sign of panic? Time will tell, and you heard it here first, but Joe Hubener will still be your starter in 2015. Believe it.

Our comments section often turns to our former Big 12 brethren, with Missouri getting most of the attention (and usually not in a positive way). But it's hard to deny that the move to the SEC has been good for Mizzou, and that the team is making an impact in its new conference. Is it time to give Mizzou more respect? (Sean Keeler, FoxSports)

On a less contentious note, a member of our very own commentariat had an officially documented encounter with a celebrity yesterday (Adam Stewart, Hutchinson News).