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Shocker baseball beats Oral Roberts 5-4 for first win

  • Eagle staff
  • Published Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at 7:29 p.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at 6:57 a.m.

Wichita State won its first baseball game of the season Tuesday, beating Oral Roberts 5-4 in Tulsa.

Casey Gillaspie doubled in the tying run and scored what proved to be the winning run in the eighth for the Shockers (1-3).

Trailing 4-3 entering the eighth, Tanner Dearman walked and scored on Gillaspie’s double to right. Johnny Coy’s groundout to second sent Gillaspie to third. Garrett Bayliff’s infield groundout scored Gillaspie.

WSU had taken a 3-2 head in the sixth. Gillaspie tripled with one out. Coy struck out but reached on a wild pitch. After Garrett Bayliff struck out, Erik Harbutz delievered a two-run single that gave the Shockers their first lead of the season.

ORU tied it 3-3 in the bottom of the sixth. Jose Trevino reached on an error by shortstop Cody Bobbit and scored when former Shocker Nate Goro singled. ORU tacked on another unearned run in the seventh to go ahead 4-3.

Albert Minnis picked up the win in relief, going two innings, allowing four hits and two runs, both unearned. Brandon Peterson picked up the save, striking out Matt Brandy with the tying run at third and the winning run at second.

WSU will play host to Delaware on Friday, opening a four-game series.

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Bobbit ss401001.188
Doggett cf000000.000
Dearman cf-2b311010.364
Gillaspie 1b422100.267
Coy dh410001.235
Bayliff rf400102.308
Harbutz 3b411200.313
Baker c401001.286
Parker 2b-ss401001.167
Mucha lf301101.250
Oral Roberts
Domenico lf512002.294
Cho cf322001.214
Trevino c512000.385
Brandy 2b401101.357
Boss rf401000.250
Williams 1b411102.235
Goro ss402100.467
Afenir dh300011.125
Healy 3b300000.143
Greenwell ph100001.000

Wichita State0000120205
Oral Roberts1001011004

E — Gillaspie, Bobbit, Healy. DP — ORU, WSU. LOB — WSU 4, ORU 9. 2B —Mucha (1), Gillaspie (1). 3B — Gillaspie (1). HR — Williams (2). S — Cho 2. SF — Mucha, Brandy. SB — . CS — Harbutz.

Wichita StateiphrerbbSoera
Elam 5522014.64
Minnis W,1-02420127.30
McGreevy1 2/3200044.86
Peterson S,11/3000013.91
Oral Roberts
Trujillo5 1/353`2033.40
Garza L,0-11 2/3322137.30

Garza faced two batters in the 8th.

WP — Trujillo, Garza, Peterson. PB — Baker. Umpires — Bill Powell, home; Tony Snyder, first; Aaron Freeman, third. T — 2:35. A — 457.

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