Baseball falls in third match against No. 16 Oral Roberts


Madeline Bell

The team meets at the pitcher’s mound during their matchup against Kansas State.

After two close losses to No. 16 Oral Roberts in March, Wichita State was unable to make a comeback, losing 4-1 on Tuesday evening.

The matchup follows a pair of losses to Houston over the weekend — 5-3 on Friday and 7-5 on Saturday. The series finale against Houston on Sunday was rained out. 

During the bottom of the first inning, outfielder Chuck Ingram secured the sole run for the Shockers in the bottom of the first inning. Ingram was the only player to secure a hit with an in-game batting average of .351.

Until the top of the sixth inning, the score between the Shockers and Golden Eagles sat tied at 1-1. Following a run by Jonah Cox and Matt Hogan, Oral Roberts was up 3-1.

Oral Roberts secured the final run of the evening during the top of the ninth inning, and despite a few close hits, Wichita State was unable to even out the score.

Throughout the game, Wichita State rotated through five different pitchers, each allowing one to three hits.

The Shockers will return to Eck Stadium for a three-game series against South Florida, starting May 12 at 6 p.m.