Another Big 12 Rowing Championship, another third-place finish for K-State. At Melton Hill Lake yesterday, K-State earned 91 points on the back of a second-place finish by the 2v8 crew and a third-place effort by the 1v4s.
Of course, there are two different sets of points to deal with here. K-State finished behind Texas (137) and Oklahoma (106) in the conference race, but in the points which determine who gets the automatic qualifier for the NCAA championships, the Wildcats finished fourth with 23 points, trailing Texas (42), Alabama (31), and Oklahoma (30).
The NCAA selection show is tomorrow at 4:00; it’s probably not likely that the Cats will be chosen, and the athletic department’s own report linked above indicates the season is over.
But at least they showed up yesterday...
For the first time in over a decade, K-State was swept by their arch-nemesis down the river. After Friday’s humiliating 10-0 defeat, the Cats dropped a pair yesterday by scores of 9-6 and 6-4. The only real bright spot of the day was a three-homer Sunday for freshman outfielder Dylan Phillips, which gave him nine on the season and a new Wildcat freshman record. Chris Ceballos also homered, his team-leading tenth jack of the campaign.
The Cats (25-31, 8-16) will now face 10th-ranked Texas Tech (36-15, 16-8) on Wednesday at 12:30pm at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City in their Big 12 Tournament opener.
In today’s Sports Extra, Corbin McGuire introduces you to new men’s assistant coach Jermaine Henderson.
K-State grabbed a new commit late last night: Unranked 2020 athlete Keyon Mozee from Lee’s Summit North.
Don’t get spun up; that’s Miami (OH), not Miami (FL). Mozee is 5’7” 170, right now at least, but won his district meet in the 100m with a 10.58, so that’s something to keep an eye on.