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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...

Baseball avoids sweep in MVC opening series

Nick Beach

April 12, 2016

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Wichita State entered Missouri Valley play with nine wins. In Evansville, Indiana, the Shockers looked to better their record, and with a five-run advantage, WSU had all but narrowly secured the advantage to steal Game 1, avo...

Column: Shockers find breakout star in homegrown freshman

Nick Beach

April 6, 2016

Filed under Baseball, Sports

With nine wins and 19 losses, at this point it’s no secret Wichita State baseball is struggling. Their chances at making the NCAA tournament don’t look too strong. Weekend-starter Sam Tewes is sidelined after undergoing ...

Runs pile up in final game of 10-game home stand

Nick Beach

April 6, 2016

Filed under Baseball, Sports

At J.L. Johnson Stadium in Tulsa, Oklahoma, 43 days ago, Wichita State dropped to Oral Roberts, 6-4 for their second loss of the season. On Tuesday, Wichita State welcomed Oral Roberts into Eck Stadium for a chance to avenge...

Baseball drops series to No. 10 TCU

Nick Beach

April 4, 2016

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Heading into the fourth inning Saturday afternoon in Game 2 of Wichita State’s series against No. 6 Texas Christian University, WSU led 3-0. They looked as though they were poised and ready to bounce back from a late-game, Fr...

Baseball comes up just short in rubber match

Nick Beach

March 28, 2016

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The Cal Poly Mustangs visited Wichita State for a three game series with the Shockers Thursday through Saturday. After a shutout in Game 1, and a ninth-inning loss in Game 2, the series would be edged out in Saturday’s rubbe...

Shockers to face Sam Houston State in weekend home series

Joshua Duncan

March 3, 2016

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After a late rally victoriy against Nebraska Omaha, Wichita State looks to build on their 3-5 record in a three-game home series with Sam Houston State.Wichita State collected two early wins in their home-opening series against...

Baseball team drops second straight game

Joshua Duncan

February 25, 2016

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Oral Roberts scored in each of the first four straight innings to gather a six-run lead over WSU on Wednesday, a 6-4 loss.A single in the first inning from Michael Huntgate drove in Nick Roark for an early lead. The hits kept c...

Shockers smash 31 runs, win opening series

Joshua Duncan

February 22, 2016

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The Shockers put up 31 runs in a three-game series against Northern Colorado over the weekend.Wichita State took the series with two wins and one loss after coming short Sunday, a 4-3 loss.Northern Colorado put 15 pitchers on...

Baseball to premiere spring season this weekend

Josh Duncan

February 18, 2016

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With blue skies, warm weather and sunshine forecasted, the Wichita State baseball team couldn’t ask for a better start to their season.The first of many home games for the Shockers will host the Northern Colorado Bears in a three game ...