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Shocker softball overcomes adversity to win MVC title

Grant Cohen

May 5, 2016

Filed under Softball, Sports

The Wichita State softball team ran through obstacles all year long. Prior to the Shockers winning 10 straight games heading into Tuesday, the team had dropped two games in a series at Evansville. They were defeated by Missour...

Softball sweeps Indiana State, wins 10th straight game

Grant Cohen

May 2, 2016

Filed under Softball, Sports

Wichita State softball  snagged its 30th and 31st wins of the season Friday by beating Indiana State in Terre Haute, Indiana, by a score of 3-2 in game one and 7-2 in game two. The third and final game of the series was schedu...

Softball beats Tulsa to win eighth straight game

Grant Cohen

April 28, 2016

Filed under Softball, Sports

Wichita State had a comfortable lead in the second inning of Wednesday’s road game with Tulsa, staying ahead 7-0. Three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning cut the Shockers’ lead to two runs, 7-5. The Golden Hurricane ma...

Softball sweeps Drake, now No. 1 in MVC

Grant Cohen

April 25, 2016

Filed under Softball, Sports

After leveling the series with in-conference rival, Bradley, Wichita State faced a ninth inning deficit of three runs with the series about to fall into the hands of the Braves. A three-run ninth inning started with a ground-rul...

Softball sweeps Missouri State, wins fourth straight

Grant Cohen

April 21, 2016

Filed under Softball, Sports

Wichita State was going to be tested in Springfield, Missouri, facing a Missouri State team which had taken two out of three games from Missouri Valley Conference leader Drake last weekend. The Shockers passed with flying colors...

Shockers pull off back-to-back comebacks, sweep Bradley

Grant Cohen

April 19, 2016

Filed under Softball, Sports

Wichita State was in a similar situation they had been in the last four games, which was playing “catch up” with their opponents. The Shockers, however, were not able to grab a lead at the end of those games, having lost th...

Softball faces shut-out in series opener, drops two games to No. 18 Missouri

Grant Cohen

April 14, 2016

Filed under Softball, Sports

To wash the bad taste from their mouths after losing two games to Evansville, Wichita State knew that one, if not two, wins would help forget about their performance over the past weekend. The Shockers were not able to end their lo...

Softball drops two in weekend series

Grant Cohen

April 12, 2016

Filed under Softball, Sports

In an effort to bounce back from a 10-run shortfall against No. 14-ranked Oklahoma on Wednesday, the Shockers took a step back after dropping two out of three games at Evansville over the weekend.Game 1Both teams struggled to get r...

No. 14 Oklahoma racks up 10 runs; Softball falls in Norman, Oklahoma

Grant Cohen

April 7, 2016

Filed under Softball, Sports

Wichita State looked for redemption in Norman, Oklahoma, after committing three errors in the seventh inning to give a win to Illinois State on Sunday. Even though the Shockers had their first loss in nine games, confidence was r...

Errors cost Shockers softball sweep

Grant Cohen

April 4, 2016

Filed under Softball, Sports

Illinois State was down to their last out on Sunday and was looking for a miracle after giving up a 5-2 lead to Wichita State in Normal, Illinois.The Shockers cut the lead 8-7 with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning,...

Softball’s five home runs sink Golden Hurricanes

Grant Cohen

April 1, 2016

Filed under Softball, Sports

Five runs in the eighth inning in Tuesday’s victory over Kansas was the positive momentum Wichita State needed to carry to the plate in Wednesday’s meet up with Tulsa (23-6).  WSU transitioned the positive momentum into a ...

Shockers sweep Loyola

Grant Cohen

March 28, 2016

Filed under Softball, Sports

Junior Jenni Brooks pitched in four innings on the mound in Saturday; the team needed only five innings before sweeping Loyola in a three-game home series.Wichita State defeated conference-rival Loyola in all three games, including ...