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PHOTOS: Shockers drop game two to Tulsa

PHOTOS: Shockers drop game two to Tulsa

Joseph Barringhaus

April 27, 2019

Wichita State lost a close second game 4-3 on Saturday to the University of Tulsa after beating them on Friday night. The Shockers couldn’t overcome a strong sixth inning by Tulsa despite senior Laurie Derrico hitting her 39th home run, tying the record for most home runs by a Wichita State player....

PHOTOS: Shocker Softball drops game to Sooners

PHOTOS: Shocker Softball drops game to Sooners

Khánh Nguyễn and Easton Thompson

April 24, 2019

Wichita State lost its final non-conference game to Oklahoma in five innings on April 24, 2019. The Shockers couldn't hold off the home run rally by the Sooners, losing 8-0. (Photos by Khánh Nguyễn and Evan Pflugradt / The Sunflower). ...

No. 1 Oklahoma shuts out Wichita State softball

No. 1 Oklahoma shuts out Wichita State softball

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

April 24, 2019

Wichita State softball, for the first time in program history, welcomed the No. 1 team in the country to Wilkins Stadium. Top-ranked Oklahoma shut out Wichita State in five innings. The Sooners added to a 32-game winning streak, winning 8-0. OU's Jocelyn Alo hit a two-run home run in the first...

PHOTOS: Barking UCF home

PHOTOS: Barking UCF home

Khánh Nguyễn, Photographer

April 20, 2019

Wichita State sends UCF home with a series loss on April 20, 2019. Wichita State hosted its annual Bark in the Park at Eck Stadium as the Shockers won 6-4. (Photos by Khánh Nguyễn / The Sunflower).

Friday’s game postponed due to lighting issues

Friday’s game postponed due to lighting issues

Rhiannon Taylor, Reporter

April 20, 2019

Umpires called off the final two innings of Friday's Wichita State baseball game due to issues with a lighting fixture. The game will resume at 9 a.m. Saturday, with play from the final game of the series versus the Central Florida Knights to follow at 10:30 a.m. UCF has a 10-2 lead with two outs...

PHOTOS: Shockers second game delayed

PHOTOS: Shockers second game delayed

Easton Thompson, Photographer

April 20, 2019

Wichita State's second game of the series against UCF was suspended on Friday night due to a broken set of lights. The game was postponed while UCF was up to bat and leading the game 10-2. The Shockers and Knights will resume Saturday morning at 9 a.m. before playing the final game of the weekend at...

PHOTOS: Shockers drop game to ECU

PHOTOS: Shockers drop game to ECU

Khánh Nguyễn, Photographer

April 19, 2019

Wichita State lost the second game of its series to ECU on April 19, 2019. Wichita State plays its final game against ECU on April 20, 2019, at 11 a.m. (Photos by Khánh Nguyễn / The Sunflower).

American Athletic Conference forms scheduling alliance with SEC

American Athletic Conference forms scheduling alliance with SEC

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

April 18, 2019

Four American Athletic Conference teams will play an opponent from the Southeastern Conference next season.  The AAC and the SEC announced a scheduling agreement that will have four teams from each conference play a home-and-home series in the next two seasons. Schools participating in the alliance ...

Wichita State walk-on turned scholarship recipient announces departure

Wichita State walk-on turned scholarship recipient announces departure

Sean Marty, Reporter

April 18, 2019

Eli Farrakhan will not return to Wichita State next season. “Loved my time being here but I have to do what’s best for me and my future,” Farrakhan wrote in a Twitter post early Thursday morning. Farrakhan originally was put on scholarship after the departure of Chance Moore in December. He...

Mark Lewis threw strikes on the Olympic stage. Now, he instructs Wichita State’s best how to roll ’em

Mark Lewis threw strikes on the Olympic stage. Now, he instructs Wichita State’s best how to roll ’em

Sean Marty, Reporter

April 17, 2019

Mark Lewis has bragging rights no other United States bowler can match. Lewis is the lone male bowler to have represented the United States in the Olympic Games. Now an associate coach for the Wichita State bowling program for nearly two decades, Lewis said he had an out-of-body experience competing a...

Prized 4-star recruit Grant Sherfield picks Wichita State

Prized 4-star recruit Grant Sherfield picks Wichita State

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

April 16, 2019

Wichita State has landed its second-highest rated recruit in Gregg Marshall's tenure. Grant Sherfield, a Wichita native, will join the Shockers next season. He is a 6-foot-2 guard, a unanimous four-star recruit, and the No. 110 recruit ranked by Rivals. He joins Tyson Etienne, who is ranked No. 121...