Ah, schadenfreude. It is the lifeblood of a rivalry, and if you aren’t feeling even a little bit of it today as a Kansas State fan, you’re probably lying.
Kansas lost to Oregon yesterday in the Elite Eight, marking yet another early exit for the Big 12’s best program. Predictably, some Kansas fans immediately called for Bill Self’s head...because they’re Kansas fans.
For the Ducks, the win marks the program’s first trip to the Final Four since 1939, and Dana Altman, another former Kansas State coach making a run this year, had just the right game plan for the Jayhawks. Oh, and by the way, he still knows how to hate Kansas properly:
Kansas State lose to Texas again yesterday, this time by a score of 5-0, the second-straight shutout loss for the team.
Texas starter Morgan Cooper had a stellar day, hitting career highs for strikeouts (11) and innings pitched (8). Although he gave up two hits, Kansas State had no extra-base hits off on the day.
Parker Rigler pitched just over three innings in the game and allowed three runs on five hits while walking six batters including four in the bottom of the second, allowing Texas to score for a 1-0 lead.
Kansas State managed only three hits in the whole game, one each from Jake Scudder, Steve Serratore, and Hanz Harker. Scudder has been on-base at least once through 17 games.
The final game of the series is scheduled for this afternoon at 1 PM.
The women’s golf team is in Georgia through Tuesday, participating in the John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate. The five-member Kansas State squad includes Madison Talley, Connie Jaffrey, Katherine Gravel-Coursol, Chloe Weir and Tash Carlsson.
Kansas State is coming off a tie for sixth place in the Mountain View Collegiate where the team scored 24-over par 888.
Play commenced early this morning, and the Wildcats are currently in third place at six-over through six holes. Weir leads the team in scoring at -1.
Track and Field
At the Hurricane Collegiate Invitational in Coral Gables, Kansas State athletes put on a decent show, earning six first-place finishes and several second and third places.
Janeé Kassanavoid finished first in the hammer throw with a new personal best mark of 63.54m, almost two meters ahead of teammate Helene Ingvaldsen (61.58) who finished second. Shadae Lawrence easily won the discus throw event with a toss of 58.44m, beating the second-place mark by almost four meters. Ally Zerbe and Haley Pitko finished 1-and-2 in the women’s javelin throw, while Rhizlane Siba took second in the women’s high jump.
On the track, Emma Wren took first place in the women’s 1500m, while the women’s 4x400 relay squad (Ranae McKenzie, A’Keyla Mitchell, Nina Schultz and Wurri Njadoe) took third in the event. Lukas Koch (3000m) and Kain Ellis (1500m) both finished first in their respective events.
Brett Neely managed two second place finishes, setting a new personal best mark in shot put and throwing for 17.74m in the shot put event.
The teams return to action at the ESU Relays on April 1 in Emporia, Kansas.