No news from other independent outlets today, and only two items of note. So we’ll keep today’s Slate short and sweet.
Tonight marks the end of the regular season for the K-State women as they host 12th-ranked Texas, which used to be 6th-ranked Texas until losing both games last week. It’s senior night, so although there’s a chance this won’t be the 21-8 Wildcats’ last action in Bramlage, this is our official farewell to Bre Lewis, Kindred Wesemann, Jessica Sheble, Erica Young, and Kelly Thomson.
Ultimately, the game isn’t relevant for anything other than NCAA seeding. The Wildcats will be the fourth seed in the Big 12 tournament regardless of the outcome. But of the two shots the Cats have to get a surprise win and improve their position for the big dance, this is the better of the two. (The other will be the likely Big 12 semifinal matchup with 27-2 Baylor.)
Tip-off is at 7pm. If you can make it to the game, we’re officially asking you to get there. This team deserves your support. If you can’t make it, tune in to ESPN3.
Our other item: the BatCats completed the sweep of Liberty yesterday in Lexington, S.C., coming back twice from one-run deficits and then holding on in the face of a ninth-inning rally by the Flames. The result was a 4-3 win, pushing K-State to 6-2 on the season.
Parker Rigler (1-0) got the win, throwing 5 innings. Jordan Floyd threw 1 2⁄3 innings for his fourth save, despite allowing an unearned run in the ninth. Next up, the Cats make their 2017 home debut with a three-game series against Eastern Illinois starting on Friday. Those will be the first games of the season available on KStateHD.tv for those of you unable to make it to Tointon.