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BatCats end regular season with loss

The realignment talk is endless and possibly futile. In other news, water is wet.

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The regular season is over for Kansas State, and considering the way this season has played out, ending with a 9-3 loss to TCU seems par for the course.

The game had been tied through four innings, but the BatCats gave up six runs in the fifth and TCU swept the series as a result. Kansas State also gave up nine walks, matching the season high, essentially gifting TCU bases in the process.

The BatCats did outhit TCU, however, with Jake Scudder's homer early in the game, followed by back-to-back singles for Cade Bunnell and Danny Krause. But TCU's pitcher Jared Janczak retired 13 consecutive Wildcats to seal the game for the Horned Frogs.

The BatCats will be in action on May 25th in the first round of the Big 12 Championships. This is the team's ninth trip to the conference tournament in 10 years.

Big 12 expansion is still the talk everywhere, but considering there's little else happening in college sports right now, a lot of the chatter is just noise designed to fill up air time. Or is it? Kirk Bohls and Brian Davis of the Austin American-Statesman take a closer look at Big 12 expansion, specifically from the perspective of the one school that holds all the cards: Texas.

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