Well, that was unexpected.
Kansas State managed to upend #14 Texas 6-4 in the series opener yesterday at Disch-Falk Field in Austin. BatCats’ starter Griffin Hassal gave up just one hit and allowed one run over five innings, and Will Brennan, pitching in relief, tossed a six-out save. That, and a Chris Ceballos two-run homer, was enough to get the BatCats the win.
The series continues today at 1 PM, and live action will be available on LHN and streaming via ESPN.
The marquee event for Kansas State fans today is the Spring Showcase in football, of course. Since we’ve never had a showcase before, and since we have a new staff in place for the first time in a decade, there’s plenty of curiosity about the event.
What can you expect? Well, according to Chris Klieman, a little bit of everything. There will be a 30-minute scrimmage to close the event, but most of the showcase will just be a regular practice session with some coaches mic’d up for the benefit of fans. A number of new players will get reps, and this will be the first chance Kansas State fans have to see them.
Skylar Thompson has taken the lead in learning Klieman’s pro-style offense and also accelerating the process for his teammates.
Oh, and the team had a kickball match, featuring Team Goolsby against Team Dishon, with the latter taking the win.
KiChampionship Game— K-State Football (@KStateFB) April 12, 2019
Team Dishon vs Team Goolsby https://t.co/c2YGooGkVW
Whatever else happens this season, at least everyone is having fun.
The women’s golf team is in Oklahoma this weekend for the Big 12 Championships. The three-day tournament begins for the Wildcats on Sunday morning at 8 AM. They’ll tee off against seventh-seeded Oklahoma State. The sixth-ranked Texas golfers are the top seeds.
Kansas State’s team features Reid Isaac, who leads the team with four Top 20 finishes this season and in stroke average, along with Chloe Weir, Darby Deans, Briony Bayles, and Niamh McSherry, who finished in the Top 10 at the Mountainview Collegiate two weeks ago.
The track athletes split up this weekend, with many of the field athletes at the Triton Invitational in San Diego and some of the track athletes in Wichita for the KT Woodman Classic.
In San Diego, Ashley Petr set a new personal best mark in the discus event, finishing 10th. She also set a new personal best mark in hammer throw, finishing 12th in that event.
At the KT Woodman, both Keegan Donahue and Dylan Brenneman set personal in the 1500m race, with Donahue finishing fifth and Brenneman right behind him at sixth.
Action continues at both events today.