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Wichita State needs to reconsider, appeal the NCAA

Sports Editor

March 11, 2015

Filed under Baseball, Opinion

Numerous things occurred this offseason with Wichita State’s baseball team.Of course, they brought in some great recruits, thanks to second-year head coach Todd Butler. The worst news in the offseason was that Casey Gillaspie ...

Keep believing in baseball

Staff Reporter

March 11, 2015

Filed under Baseball, Opinion

Baseball at Wichita State is a proud program with an illustrious history.In case you forgot: WSU has 55 All-Americans, one national championship, seven College World Series appearances, two NCAA Super Regional appearances, 20 Mi...

Shockers snap 7 game losing streak

Sports Reporter

March 9, 2015

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Despite playing on turf, the Shockers stomped a mud hole in the Central Michigan University Chippewas at Tyler Field Sunday. Wichita State had 13 hits off their 33 at bats resulting in a 10 run victory snapping a seven game losin...

WSU backs out on baseball appeal

Sports Editor

February 18, 2015

Filed under Baseball

Wichita State decided to not appeal the NCAA sanctions handed down to the baseball team Tuesday.In a statement released Tuesday, University President John Bardo said, “After a careful review of the issues associated with an...

Baseball team opens season 1-2

Sports Editor

February 16, 2015

Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Wichita State baseball team (1-2) opened its season Friday in Huntsville, Texas, in a three-game weekend series with the Sam Houston State Bearkats (2-1).In game one, the Shockers and Bearkats were tied three-all going int...

NCAA sanctions make no sense

Staff Reporter

February 2, 2015

Filed under Baseball, Opinion

Who could guess that one of the most literal manifestations of George Orwell’s idea of historical revisionism would come in the form of college sports?Yes, the NCAA, everyone’s favorite comically incompetent regulating body...

Back to bat: WSU baseball begins practice

Sports Reporter

September 22, 2014

Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Wichita State baseball team is back in action this season with their first practice of the year last Wednesday.Originally scheduled to take place sooner, the first practice was a hot one, but second-year head coach Todd Butler s...

WSU summer baseball captures New England

Sports Reporter

June 18, 2014

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Movies have been made about it, every baseball player dreams of it, but only a few are actually selected to play in the Cape Cod Baseball League. This year, two Wichita State baseball players will have the honor to compete in t...

Men’s baseball closes out lackluster season

Sports Reporter

June 4, 2014

Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Wichita State men’s baseball team finished its first season with new head coach Todd Butler before it wanted to.The Shockers faced a rocky season full of suspensions and injuries without getting the winning streak many of...

Shockers shoot down Redbirds

Sports Reporter

May 4, 2014

Filed under Baseball

FridayWhile Friday’s game may not have been pretty, the Shockers managed to snag the win against Bradley, 4-3 in the 10th.AJ Ladwig, the starting pitcher for the Shockers, threw eight innings while only two runs were scored again...