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Freshman Tyler Dobbs wins first game on the mound against Oral Roberts

Madeline Bell
Infielder Jack Little slides to third base during a game on March 26, 2023.

Stepping on the mound in the second inning of Wichita State’s baseball game at Oral Roberts, freshman Tyler Dobbs earned his first collegiate win on Wednesday. Dobbs pitched five scoreless innings, gave up one hit and struck out four Golden Eagles en route to a 3-1 victory.

The Shockers are now 4-3 to start the season.

Senior Nate Adler earned the save, the second of his career.

At the top of the second inning, sophomore Jaden Gustafson reached home and scored the game’s first run after freshman Darnell Parker Jr. hit a comebacker.

Senior Dayvin Johnson drove in the second run for the Shockers as he hit a one-RBI single to right field in the top of the second inning, 2-0.

Dobbs maintained control, and Wichita State continued to play good defense for the next three innings and opened up a 3-0 lead in the top of the sixth inning as freshman Camden Johnson crossed home plate on a passed ball.

Senior Alex Rodgers scored the only run for Oral Roberts in the bottom of the eighth inning as he reached home on a sacrifice fly out to center field.

Going into the bottom of the ninth inning, Adler came in to replace sophomore Caleb Anderson and punched home the final two outs of the ballgame.

Dayvin Johnson went 2-3 during the game for Wichita State, improving his batting average to .417.

As the Shockers travel back to Wichita, they will play their first series at Eck Stadium from Friday, March 1, to Sunday, March 3, against Utah Tech. The first pitch is scheduled for Friday at 3 p.m.

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Owen Prothro, Reporter
Owen Prothro is a reporter for The Sunflower. He is a junior at Wichita State, studying journalism and media production. This is Prothro’s first year on staff. He also competes in disc golf at Wichita State. Prothro uses he/him pronouns.
Madeline Bell, Former photographer
Bell was a photographer for The Sunflower. Bell absolutely loves slasher films; she says the more blood, the better. A goal of hers is to travel and never stay idle. Bell uses she/her pronouns.

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