Glory be, hallelujah, praise the mighty flying spaghetti monster.
Dylan Phillips tied the game at three in the seventh with a two-run RBI single, then came home himself on a single by Thomas Hughes, and the Wildcat bullpen hung on to give K-State (12-16, 1-5) a 4-3 win over tenth-ranked Texas Tech (18-7, 3-3) yesterday at Tointon Family Stadium.
The win put an end to a painful tailspin in 2019, but also marked the first Wildcat victory over a ranked opponent in their last 11 tries dating back to 2017.
The Cats will have a one-off tomorrow as they host Nebraska at 6:00 CT. As usual with all home games, the action will be available on ESPN3.
Unfortunately for the Cats, 25th-ranked Texas Tech (14-5, 4-1) was not the cure to the tennis squad’s conference woes. K-State (10-9, 0-6) took the doubles point but surrendered four of the six singles matches in a 4-3 setback, and will probably be punished for that by finally falling out of the ITA top 50.
K-State has two home matches remaining; those will be Friday against West Virginia and Sunday against Iowa State. K-State has a very good chance to suddenly leap from the cellar to seventh place, as the Mountaineers and Cyclones are a combined 1-9 in conference and 5-10 overall away from home.
Today’s Sports Extra, courtesy of Corbin McGuire, focuses on yesterday’s K-State Special Olympics clinic.