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K-State baseball drilled by Missouri 17-2

The Manhattan Mercury, Kan. — Staff Reports The Manhattan Mercury, Kan.

April 04--Apr. 4--Missouri hammered Kansas State, 17-2, on Wednesday night.

The former conference rivals met for the first time since 2012. Missouri's Austin James had a game-high six RBIs at Taylor Stadium in Columbia, Missouri.

The Tigers scored in each of the game's first five innings, including a four-run third and five-run fourth before adding sixth in the fifth.

Missouri led 17-0.

K-State scored in the top of the seventh. Jordan Maxson, who reached on a base hit, scored on a passed ball. Cameron Thompson drew a bases-loaded walk in the eighth to record the only RBI for K-State.

Jeffrey Boggess and Dylan Phillips each had two hits for the Wildcats. Phillips had K-State's only extra-base-hit: a double in the eighth. Boggess, who entered as a pinch hitter, tallied the Cats' first hit off MU starter Tommy Springer in the fifth inning.

K-State starter Kasey Ford pitched into the third inning and took the loss. He allowed five runs -- four of them earned -- on four hits while walking three and striking out two.

Missouri's James finished 3-for-4 with a double and a homer to go with the six runs he drove in during his team's win.

Seven Wildcat relievers combined to issue 11 walks while striking out 10.

K-State now heads to Creighton for a non-conference weekend series that begins on Friday. Live video coverage is available at GoCreighton.com with radio broadcast available on News Radio KMAN (93.3 FM, 1350 AM). Live audio will also stream at K-StateSports.com/watch.

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