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Lack of runs dooms Kansas State to series loss vs Oklahoma

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Wildcats’ final home game of 2017 ends in a shutout.

K-State will finally hit the road again this weekend.
Say goodbye to Tointon for the year.
JT VanGilder

Oh, May, how you so vex me.

There is a whole bunch of not much on the plate today, so feel free to go freeform in the comments.

Baseball

The BatCats (26-22, 5-13) couldn’t get the “Bat” part of that moniker working yesterday, falling 3-0 to the Oklahoma Sooners (32-17, 10-8) in the final home game of the season. In the process, they also lost the chance to take the season series from the Land Thieves, left themselves two games (in the loss column) out of eighth place in the standings, and also missed a chance to virtually guarantee at least a .500 overall record on the year. Since there’s no chance whatsoever of hosting a regional even with a miracle appearance and run in the Big 12 tournament, that puts the tarp on Tointon until next spring.

Graham Dudley, writing for our friends at Crimson & Cream Machine, has more, as does Ken Corbitt at the Capital-Journal.

The season ends with seven games on the road. That stretch begins this weekend in Lawrence, with the three-game Sunflower Showdown against Kansas (27-22, 9-9).

Golf

About ninety minutes ago, action got underway at the NCAA Women’s Golf Regionals in Athens, Ga. K-State’s seeded 13th; they’re currently in 14th place, 4 over par with golfers on the 2nd, 3rd, and 5th holes. You can follow the action at golfstat.

Other

The K-State Alumni Association is giving out a new award called the Alumni Excellence Award. Angela Deines of the Capital-Journal reports that the inaugural winner is a guy who knows something about inaugurations: former chief official White House photographer Pete Souza. Souza earned his master’s in journalism and mass communications at K-State, and served as official White House photographer for two presidents — Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama.