Sports in brief, Sept. 15

Sports Editor

WSU men’s basketball 2014-15 season tickets sell out

Men’s basketball season tickets sold out for the first time since the 2006-07 season and the second time in school history.

Charles Koch Arena seats 10,500 people and sold out every regular season game last year.

“Our fans don’t just fill our stadium, they bring it to life with their passion and energy,” director of Athletics, Eric Sexton, said in a statement last week. “I wish to express my gratitude to Shocker Nation for their overwhelming support of our programs.”

Koch Arena had more than 10,000 attendees for 152 consecutive regular season games. The last time it didn’t crack 10,000 was in December of 2004.

WSU students will still receive their free general admission tickets and are not affected by the sellout.

USA Today gave Charles Koch Arena an Honorable Mention as one of the top game atmosphere arenas in college basketball in March 2013.

WSU Softball starts fall season 2-0

Wichita State’s softball team defeated Seminole State College and Johnson County CC in a doubleheader this past Saturday to start their fall season 2-0.

WSU scored in each of the first four innings in game one against Seminole State. Sophomore pitcher Katie Malone  pitched five innings — allowing zero runs — giving her the win. The Shockers defeated Seminole State 5-0.

In the second game of the day, WSU beat Johnson County CC 3-2.

Junior third baseman Paige Mason got two hits with one run and one RBI and junior pitcher Ashlynne Neil allowed zero runs through three innings pitched.

WSU softball team’s next game will be Sat., Sept. 27 against Northern Oklahoma College-Enid.

WSU softball alumni game is Saturday

The Shocker softball alumni game will be held this at 1 p.m. Saturday at Wilkins Stadium. After the game, players will take part in a meet and greet for attendees during dinner.

The cost of the event is $15 and each additional guest will be charged $6. The ticket comes with dinner and a T-shirt. The alumni game is open to the public.