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Fall World Series splits baseball team in two

Sports Reporter

October 16, 2013

Filed under Baseball

The Wichita State baseball team plays its first game of the season against itself Thursday.No worries, this happens every year.The Fall World Series is an annual matchup that splits the Shocker players into a “Black” team and a ...

Shockers prepare for season with intra-squad games

Sports Reporter

September 23, 2013

Filed under Baseball

The Wichita State men’s baseball team played an intra-squad game on Sunday under the direction of head coach Todd Butler.Butler said the game was the sixth intra-squad practice the team has had this year.The matchups give pl...

Catching up with Head Baseball Coach Todd Butler

Sports Reporter

September 11, 2013

Filed under Baseball

Monday was been the day Todd Butler had waited for since he took the Head Wichita State Baseball coaching job three months ago: the first practice. It was a chance to get on the field and work with his players.Butler said he’...

Wichita State hosts yearly baseball camp

Sports Reporter

July 24, 2013

Filed under Baseball

Wichita State University baseball head coach Todd Butler is following in the steps of former coach Gene Stephenson.Butler will soon be leading a weeklong baseball camp at Eck Stadium for children ages 9 and older. The camp will ...

Baseball hires second assistant coach

Sports Reporter

July 10, 2013

Filed under Baseball

No need to give new Assistant Baseball Coach Brian Walker a history lesson about the success of the Wichita State University baseball program.The 28-year-old Tulsa, Okla. native is aware of what Shocker Baseball means to WSU fans after growin...

Shocker baseball lands Razorback associate head coach

Sports Editor Shanice Davis

June 17, 2013

Filed under Baseball

According to a press release sent from the Wichita State University athletic department, Shocker baseball has hired the University of Arkansas associate head coach Todd Butler to replace former head coach Gene Stephenson, who was fi...

What’s next for Wichita State baseball?

Staff Reporter

June 12, 2013

Filed under Baseball

The Wichita State Shockers baseball team is in an off-season the likes of which it has never experienced before, with the season behind them And former head coach Gene Stephenson’s departure, along with most of his staff, t...

Stephenson out after 36 years as coach

Sports Reporter

June 5, 2013

Filed under Baseball

After 36 seasons as the face of baseball at Wichita State, head coach Gene Stephenson has been fired. “We have reached a decision to go a different direction with the leadership of our baseball program,” said WSU Director ...

Shocker baseball drops fifth straight Big 12 contest against Kansas

Sports Reporter

May 8, 2013

Filed under Baseball

It took a power outage to flip the switch off on the Shockers (30-22), but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Kansas Jayhawks Tuesday night. The Jayhawks (31-18) held off a Wichita State Shockers rally to hold onto the 7-5 victory and sw...

Ninth-inning rallies lead to series sweep against Missouri State

Sports Reporter

May 6, 2013

Filed under Baseball

Wichita State kept things interesting at Missouri State over the weekend by making runs late in the games to sweep the three-game series.  The Shockers won the first game in the series 3-2 after a ninth-inning RBI on a singl...