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SLATE: Kansas State baseball grabs first Big 12 win of 2019

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Tennis, on the other hand...

Baseball school.
About time something good happened, yeah?
JT VanGilder

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.

Tennis

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.

Other

Today’s Sports Extra, courtesy of Corbin McGuire, focuses on yesterday’s K-State Special Olympics clinic.