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BatCats Back to .500

Wow, it's a slow news day...

Scott Weaver, K-State Athletics Communications

It's pretty quiet around the K-State beat today, so we'll dispense with the normal categories and just dive right in to what news we do have.

The K-State baseball team secured the series sweep over Wichita State last night at Eck Stadium, beating the Shockers 5-2. Freshman Logan Wiley looked like an ace on the mound in the first five innings, earning the win after notching a career-high 10 K's (the team overall recorded the most K's in a game, 15, since 2013) and allowing only one run. The win puts the Cats at 23-23 overall (5-10 in conference), putting the Cats at .500 for the first time since before the conference opener back on March 24th, which was part of the 3-13 skid in late March and early April. Wichita State, who seems to be literally falling apart, fell to 16-29 with the loss and have now lost three straight.

The Cats will get today off before heading to Norman, OK for a pivotal weekend series with the 22-22-1 (7-11) Sooners who are coming off a shelling of Oral Roberts. A series win would pull the Cats firmly out of last place in the Big 12 standings, and would set up for another big showdown the next weekend with fellow bottom-feeder KU.

Our only non-baseball news comes from Dan Wiederer at the Chicago Tribune who sat down with Cody Whitehair for a Q&A with the Bears second-round draft choice.