Kansas State beat Kansas 12-2 in Manhattan last night to even the final home series of the season at one game each. Levi MaVorhis, making his final start at home, won his team-best sixth game of the season. Over eight innings, he allowed only two runs and six hits without giving up a single walk while striking out five batters. He now leads the team with 68 strikeouts on the year.
The team also had a great day of batting with 18 hits, the most in a Big 12 game going back to April of last year. Jake Scudder led the team with four hits and three runs, while Josh Rolette had the team's only home run to give the Wildcats the lead for good early in the first inning.
The rubber match will be played today at Tointon at 1 PM. Senior Corey Fischer will start for the BatCats in their last home appearance of the season.
At the Big 12 Outdoor Championships in Fort Worth, the men's and women's teams are currently in second place, moving up one spot on the second day. The Wildcats had a strong showing on Friday and then upped the ante on Saturday, qualifying for finals in several events, including A'Keyla Mitchell (100m and 200m) and Terrell Smith (200m), Lukas Kock (1500m), Tia' Gamble and Ranae McKenzie (400m hurdles), and Akela Jones (100m hurdles).
Dani Winters took first in the shot put, competing in one of the strongest weight-throwing fields in the country. Her mark of 17.39m on her second attempt was good enough for her second outdoor title in as many weeks.
As for Akela Jones, all she does is win. This time, she dominated the long jump event, winning with a leap of 6.75m, a personal best, the second best mark in the NCAA this season, and a new Barbados national record as well.
Jones did not compete in the heptathlon, but in her absence, Morgan Coffman finished eighth in the event with a personal best mark of 4,644 points.
On the men's side, Adam Deterding finished fourth in the decathlon with 6,811 points, including a second place finish in the 1500m event.
The event concludes today. You can follow the action live by tracking the #KStateTF hashtag on Twitter.