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Three up, three down: Shockers win first sweep at home

Staff Reporter

April 27, 2015

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Wichita State defeated New Mexico 6-5 in game three Sunday to end the series 3-0, giving the Shockers their first home series sweep this season.It’s been up and down for the Shockers. Out of 10 series matchups, four ended in...

Shockers stun Sycamores: 14-4 win for Wichita State ends with mercy rule

Sports Reporter

April 6, 2015

Filed under Baseball, Sports

The bats in Wichita State’s dugout overwhelmed Indiana State on Sunday. Throughout the game, the Sycamores called on their bullpen to slow down the hits, but to no prevail.The Shockers would earn runs on three of the four S...

Baseball isn’t always boring

Staff Reporter

March 11, 2015

Filed under Baseball, Opinion

Before coming to Wichita State, I was never a big fan of baseball. It’s not for everyone. The games are often long, and some people might call them boring.These days, I enjoy going to Shocker games for the most part, but I’m ...

MVC biographies: Baseball

Sports Reporter

March 11, 2015

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Wichita StateThe Shockers finished 2014 fourth in the Missouri Valley Conference with a 13-8 record. The team finished with a 19-10 home record and a 9-16 record away. The Shockers returned eight starters and lost one player to grad...

History of Eck Stadium, home of Tyler Field

Staff Reporter

March 11, 2015

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Eck Stadium, home of Tyler Field, officially opened in 1985.Seven years prior, Shocker Field consisted of a dirt field, asphalt, AstroTurf and a chain-link fence. In 1981, a 322-seat bleacher unit was installed. Concrete dugo...

Wichita State needs to reconsider, appeal the NCAA

Sports Editor

March 11, 2015

Filed under Baseball, Opinion

Numerous things occurred this offseason with Wichita State’s baseball team.Of course, they brought in some great recruits, thanks to second-year head coach Todd Butler. The worst news in the offseason was that Casey Gillaspie ...

Keep believing in baseball

Staff Reporter

March 11, 2015

Filed under Baseball, Opinion

Baseball at Wichita State is a proud program with an illustrious history.In case you forgot: WSU has 55 All-Americans, one national championship, seven College World Series appearances, two NCAA Super Regional appearances, 20 Mi...

Shockers snap 7 game losing streak

Sports Reporter

March 9, 2015

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Despite playing on turf, the Shockers stomped a mud hole in the Central Michigan University Chippewas at Tyler Field Sunday. Wichita State had 13 hits off their 33 at bats resulting in a 10 run victory snapping a seven game losin...

WSU backs out on baseball appeal

Sports Editor

February 18, 2015

Filed under Baseball

Wichita State decided to not appeal the NCAA sanctions handed down to the baseball team Tuesday.In a statement released Tuesday, University President John Bardo said, “After a careful review of the issues associated with an...

Baseball team opens season 1-2

Sports Editor

February 16, 2015

Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Wichita State baseball team (1-2) opened its season Friday in Huntsville, Texas, in a three-game weekend series with the Sam Houston State Bearkats (2-1).In game one, the Shockers and Bearkats were tied three-all going int...