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The baseball team’s struggles continue

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This is all ancient history now.

It’s a slow news day around here. So let’s start with the bad news.

As is becoming all too frequent, Kansas State baseball lost, this time a 12-0 decision to Oklahoma. Not only were the BatCats shut out, but the team only managed three hits over nine innings, and five of the Sooners’ 12 runs came off errors by the Wildcats.

The one bright spot for the BatCats—if there is even such a thing anymore—was freshman Jordan Maxson who got two hits off Oklahoma starter Jake Irvin, and has managed multiple hits in three of the last four games.

The series continues today, with first pitch at 2 PM in Norman.

Meanwhile, Kansas State golfer Connie Jaffrey is off to Madison, Wisconsin this weekend. From Monday to Wednesday, she’ll be repping the purple as an individual in the 2018 NCAA Madison Regional. Jaffrey, the region’s top seed, will hope to improve on last year’s performance when she finished 15 over-par 231.

There’s not much actual football news, which means there’s plenty of speculation, handwaving, and prognostication instead. In his weekly K-State Q&A, Kellis Robinett predicts the Wildcats will have a successful season if they go 8-4, while others are more concerned that a two-quarterback system/controversy could derail the season altogether (Chris Taylor, KC Kingdom).

The TrackCats will take the field at home today when the Ward Haylett Invitational starts up at 11 AM. This is the last stop before the Big 12 Championships in Waco on May 11-13. Competition begins with the men’s 5000m race.

The Wildcats will also honor 17 seniors this weekend, many of whom had stellar, record-setting careers at Kansas State, including Janee’ Kassanavoid, A’Keyla Mitchell, Rhizlane Siba and Ranae McKenzie on the women’s side, and Mitch Dixon, Lukas Koch, Colton Donohue, and Terrell Smith on the men’s side.

Have a great weekend!