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Kemnitz steps down, Shockers hire Mike Steele as new pitching coach

Matt Hopper

July 11, 2016

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Brent Kemnitz, longtime Wichita State pitching coach, stepped down as pitching coach of the Shocker baseball team on June 6 after 38 seasons. “We are thankful for everything he has given to the program and that he will continu...

Baseball drops home-and-home against Kansas State

Nick Beach

May 5, 2016

Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Shockers were set to take on Kansas State at Eck Stadium on April 26, but the game was postponed due to inclement weather. The contest was pushed back to Wednesday, making for a back-to-back home-and-home two-game series, st...

Baseball shuts out Salukis, fall short in series

Nick Beach

May 1, 2016

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Cody Tyler pitched a complete game Friday afternoon in a shutout against conference rival Southern Illinois.Tyler allowed four hits in his effort, and was backed up by eight runs of support in the series opener.Wichita State cla...

Baseball looking better than record indicates

Nick Beach

April 28, 2016

Filed under Baseball, Sports

A hit late in the game can mean more than just a win.Freshman designated hitter and utility man Alec Bohm lined a single into center field to give Wichita State a walk off 10-9 victory Sunday against Bradley.This gave the Shocker...

Baseball takes back series, finishes extra-inning comeback

Nick Beach

April 25, 2016

Filed under Baseball, Sports

After falling to in state rival Kansas on Tuesday, Wichita State had a couple days off to prepare for the arrival of Missouri Valley foe Bradley for a three-game set at Eck Stadium.Game 1: The Shockers opened the series sendin...

Shockers win two against No. 15 Missouri State

Nick Beach

April 19, 2016

Filed under Baseball, Sports

In his third start — and first against a ranked opponent in No. 15 Missouri State — redshirt sophomore pitcher Cody Tyler cleared three innings without the Bears tallying a single run. The top of the first ended with back-to...

Sooners rack up 15 runs against freshmen pitching unit

Nick Beach

April 14, 2016

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Freshman Connor Lungwitz retired the first two batters in Oklahoma’s lineup in Tuesday’s one-game series with the Sooners. Lungwitz would not close out the inning unscathed.Oklahoma junior Austin O’Brien doubled into ce...