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Baker’s late home run gives WSU a 6-5 victory over Evansville

Staff Reporter

April 22, 2013

Filed under Baseball

After a rocky start in the early innings on Sunday, the Shockers made a comeback to beat the Evansville Purple Aces 6-5 on an eighth-inning home run by Tyler Baker.  “I won’t call it good coaching, I’ll call it good hitting,” ...

Kansas State baseball sweeps season series with Shockers

Sports Reporter

April 17, 2013

Filed under Baseball

Jared King struggled with his bat for the first half of the season, and the disappointment on his face showed. “Keep playing,” Kansas State coach Brad Hill told King. “You got to remember why you play the game—that’s to have...

Elam strikes out six, leads shocker baseball over sycamores on Friday

Sports reporter

April 6, 2013

Filed under Baseball

Whether it’s in relief or starting, Cale Elam is a difficult pitcher to hit against. Elam (3-1) pitched seven innings, allowing no earned runs and struck out six batters and the Wichita State Shockers (17-14, 3-1 Missouri Valley Co...

Shockers unable to recover from early ASU rally

Sports Reporter

April 4, 2013

Filed under Baseball

The Wichita State Shockers lost their game against the Arizona State Sun Devils on Wednesday night to finish the series. The Shockers were unable to recover from a four-point deficit in the top of the first inning. After a promi...

Sun Devils outlast Shockers on cool evening

Sports Reporter

April 3, 2013

Filed under Baseball

The Shockers couldn’t capitalize on any of the breaks they got last night. RJ Ybarra drove in the game winning run in the ninth inning as the No. 22 Arizona State Sun Devils (16-8-1, 5-4 Pac-12) ground out a 4-3 win over the ...

Shockers soar past Falcons in a two-game sweep

Sports Reporter

March 28, 2013

Filed under Baseball

The Wichita State Shockers keep winning when they face the Air Force Falcons at home. Aaron LaBrie pitched four perfect innings out of the bullpen and Joe Haddox’s eighth inning two out two RBI single gave the Shockers a 4-1 vict...

Dearman’s late hit lifts Shockers over Air Force

Sports Reporter

March 27, 2013

Filed under Baseball

The Wichita State Shockers received a big lift from an unlikely source. Tanner Dearman drove in the go-ahead run which turned out to be the game winning run and WSU (13-11) defeated the Air Force Falcons (8-14) 3-2 in the first gam...

The spring break Shocker baseball and softball update

Sports Reporter

March 25, 2013

Filed under Baseball

If anyone needed spring break it was the Shocker baseball team. After a three-game road sweep at the hands of Long Beach State, a trip to Hawaii against the 2-15 Rainbows appeared to be what Gene Stephenson’s team needed to...

Baseball vs. Softball: What’s the difference?

"Pitch Hitter"

March 13, 2013

Filed under Baseball, Softball

If you fall in line with the thinking that softball is just the girls’ version of baseball, then you’d be wrong. Although the games share a common ancestor and similar rules, there are a few major differences in the games...

Shocker baseball can’t keep up with Texas-Pan American on Friday

Sports Reporter

March 9, 2013

Filed under Baseball

Gene Stephenson walked from the dugout after the game wondering aloud when the Shocker men’s basketball team played. When he was told 6 p.m. by a member of the media he looked up and said, “Well, I hope they play better tha...

Shocker baseball tops Oral Roberts


March 6, 2013

Filed under Baseball

A.J. Ladwig pitched six scoreless innings in the Wichita State baseball team’s 8-1 victory over Oral Roberts on Tuesday.  The first Golden Eagle hit didn’t come until the sixth inning either, when WSU already led 4-0.  “A.J. c...