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Column: Shockers find breakout star in homegrown freshman

Nick Beach

April 6

Filed under Baseball, Sports

With nine wins and 19 losses, at this point it’s no secret Wichita State baseball is struggling. Their chances at making the NCAA tournament don’t look too strong. Weekend-starter Sam Tewes is sidelined after undergoing ...

Runs pile up in final game of 10-game home stand

Nick Beach

April 6

Filed under Baseball, Sports

At J.L. Johnson Stadium in Tulsa, Oklahoma, 43 days ago, Wichita State dropped to Oral Roberts, 6-4 for their second loss of the season. On Tuesday, Wichita State welcomed Oral Roberts into Eck Stadium for a chance to avenge...

Baseball drops series to No. 10 TCU

Nick Beach

April 4

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Heading into the fourth inning Saturday afternoon in Game 2 of Wichita State’s series against No. 6 Texas Christian University, WSU led 3-0. They looked as though they were poised and ready to bounce back from a late-game, Fr...

Baseball comes up just short in rubber match

Nick Beach

March 28

Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Cal Poly Mustangs visited Wichita State for a three game series with the Shockers Thursday through Saturday. After a shutout in Game 1, and a ninth-inning loss in Game 2, the series would be edged out in Saturday’s rubbe...

Shockers to face Sam Houston State in weekend home series

Joshua Duncan

March 3

Filed under Baseball, Sports

After a late rally victoriy against Nebraska Omaha, Wichita State looks to build on their 3-5 record in a three-game home series with Sam Houston State.Wichita State collected two early wins in their home-opening series against...

Baseball team drops second straight game

Joshua Duncan

February 25

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Oral Roberts scored in each of the first four straight innings to gather a six-run lead over WSU on Wednesday, a 6-4 loss.A single in the first inning from Michael Huntgate drove in Nick Roark for an early lead. The hits kept c...

Shockers smash 31 runs, win opening series

Joshua Duncan

February 22

Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Shockers put up 31 runs in a three-game series against Northern Colorado over the weekend.Wichita State took the series with two wins and one loss after coming short Sunday, a 4-3 loss.Northern Colorado put 15 pitchers on...

Baseball to premiere spring season this weekend

Josh Duncan

February 18

Filed under Baseball, Sports

With blue skies, warm weather and sunshine forecasted, the Wichita State baseball team couldn’t ask for a better start to their season.The first of many home games for the Shockers will host the Northern Colorado Bears in a three game ...

Eck Stadium adds luxury scoreboard; more upgrades on the way

Evan Pflugradt, Editor-in-Chief

February 14

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Wichita State baseball fans have a big reason to be excited for opening day. Daktronics installed a new LED video display scoreboard in left field of Eck Stadium. The scoreboard is set to be the fourth largest scoreboard in...

Sam Tewes finds hope hidden under his cap

Evan Pflugradt, Editor-in-Chief

February 14

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Sam Tewes grasps a baseball, checks the signal from his catcher and lines up the pitch. Before winding up for his poetic release, he glimpses up at the brim of his cap, the letters LL are etched in sharpie, honoring Lloyd Phelps,...

Coach Butler talks Shocker baseball

Joshua Duncan

January 25

Filed under Baseball, Sports

With early injuries plaguing the depth of Todd Butler’s team last season, Shocker baseball got off to a rocky start. This year nine returning pitchers look to bring back experience the team spent a season searching for.“We have n...