KSU-UT: The KSU Nightmare Continues

By Glenn Tanner - March 25, 2007


After falling behind 10-0 Friday and 14-0 yesterday, Kansas State really needed a good start today. But so far, not much has gone right for the Wildcats.

After three innings, Texas leads 3-1.

KSU quickly went 1-2-3 in the first, then fell behind in Texas' first at-bat. Chance Wheeless reached on a one-out infield single, then moved to third when Jordan Danks bounced a double over the first baseman's head. Wheeless then scored on a sac fly.

Things continued to go bad for the Wildcats when they batted in the second. Justin Bloxom led off with a single, but rolled his ankle and fell as he broke for second on an attempted steal. Stranded in no-man's land, he limped to second and was tagged out. Eli Rumler followed with a single, but was erased on a double play. No runs, two hits, but none left on. That's tough to do.

Texas methodically added another run in the second. Preston Clark was hit by a pitch, moved to second thanks to a sac bunt, then scored on Nick Peoples' two-out single.

The bottom of the KSU order did produce a run in the third. Eddie Vasquez walked with one out, then moved to third on nine-hole hitter Rob Vaughn's double. Vasquez then broke for home when the next batter hit a chopper at Texas first baseman Chance Wheeless. Wheeless looked like he couldn't decide whether to throw home or take the easy out, and ended up bobbling the ball and doing neither as Vasquez scored. But the rally was killed, of course, by another double play ball.

In the bottom of the inning, Brad Suttle cranked a long solo homer over the Texas bullpen in left to make it 3-1.

Random notes from the Texas media guide today...
Texas is 2-3 all-time versus Wichita State, but otherwise owns the state of Kansas. The Longhorns own a 32-6 record against K-State, 29-9 over the Kansas Jayhawks, and are 34-0 versus Emporia State. I have no idea why, but the Longhorns played Emporia State 34 times between 1981 and 1993, and most of the games weren't even close.

Posted by Glenn Tanner at 02:51 PM on March 25, 2007
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