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WSU baseball splits pair

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  • Published Saturday, March 2, 2013, at 8:05 p.m.

After stretching its winning streak to four with a 5-1 victory over New Orleans, Wichita State lost to a red-hot Central Arkansas 6-3 on Saturday in Conway, Ark.

Leading 2-1 going into the top of the ninth, WSU struck for three runs to break open its victory over New Oleans (0-11). Mikel Mucha opened with a single, stole second and scored on Dayne Parker’s single. Garrett Bayliff tripled in Parker for the second run. Bayliff scored on a wild pitch to round ou the scoring.

Tobin Mateychick, roughed by Pittsburgh in his earlier start, rebounded to go 5 1/3 innings, allowing four hits and one run.

Central Arkansas (10-1) struck for a run in the first then scored three runs in a weird third. WSU starter Cale Elam (0-1) hit leadoff batter Justin Treece with a pitch. Nick Rougeau laid down a sacrifice bunt and reached when Elam threw wildly to first. Forrestt Allday, who hit all day (4 for 5), singled in Treece. After Allday stole second, Blake Marchal walked to load the bases. Elam struck out Jonathan Davis and Michael Marietta.

However, Elam walked Ethan Harris, forcing in Rougeau. Then, Elam hit Garrett Brown, forcing in Allday.

WSU scored twice in the eighth after two were out, Erik Harbutz singled and Micah Green doubled to put runners on second and third. Dayne Parker singled in Harbutz and Tyler Baker hit a pinch-hit single, scoring Green.

Baker, going 4 for 5 for the day, is 9 for last 17 (.529) in his last six games.

Shocker pitchers have amassed some good numbers in the last six games. The staff has a 2.37 ERA with 50 strikeouts and just 15 walks.

Offensively, the glaring weakness is the leadoff position. Leadoff hitters in the past four games are 0 for 16. Going back to the ORU game, leadoff hitters are 1 for 20.

WSU 5, New Orleans 1

Wichita StateabrhbiBbsoavg
Dearman 2b500000.182
Bayliff rf411201.300
Gillaspie dh300020.308
Coy 1b500004.200
Baker c413000.417
Harbutz 3b401002.333
Green cf401000.333
Mucha lf322000.300
Parker ss413100.250
New Orleans
Liberto ss301010.286
Pohto 2b410011.185
Hawkins 1b300010.273
Damiens dh302101.435
Kanter lf300011.200
Coco 3b400001.241
Barger rf400002.216
Keener c302000.222
Boyer pr000000.279
Dixon c100000.206
Broussard cf401002.143

Wichita State0000110035
New Orleans0001000001

E — Kanter, Smith. DP — WSU, UNO. LOB — WSU 8, UNO 10. 2B — Baker (3), Parker (1), Liberto (1). 3B — Bayliff (1). SF — Bayliff. SB — Gillaspie (1), Mucha (2), Photo (2).

Wichita StateiphrErbbsoera
Mateychick W,1-15 1/34112211.1
Minnis2 2/3100254.29
New Orleans
Smith L,0-38821163.75

WP — Mateychick, Minnis, Smith, Manning. HBP — Damiens (by Mateychick), Mucha (by Smith, Liberto (by Minnis). Umpires — home, Ron Teague; first, Eddie Loggins; third, John Schiller. T — 2:12. A — 97.

Central Ark. 6, WSU 3

Wichita StateabrhbiBbsoavg
Doggett lf400001.143
Mucha lf100000.286
Dearman 2b410011.154
Gillaspie 1b402011.333
Coy dh502101.229
Harbutz 3b411001.323
Green cf412000.368
Parker ss401101.250
Zimmerman c300001.200
Baker c101100.440
Kihle rf302001.333
Bayliff ph000000.300
Central Arkansas
Allday rf524101.521
Marchal 2b302010.231
Davis cf500103.289
Marietta c400001.308
Harris dh110121.200
L.Moon ph100000.000
Brown 3b312101.300
Zimmerle 1b401200.400
Treece ss310002.242
Rougeau lf310001.176

Wichita State0000100203
Central Ark.10302000x6

E — Elam. LOB — WSU 10, CA 9. 2B — Green (2), Kihle (1), Allday (4), Brown (1). S — Marchal, Rougeau. SB — Allday 2 (6), Marchal (6).

Wichita Stateiphrerbbsoera
Elam L,0-13 2/3441254.05
Vielock2 1/3222149.00
Central Arkansas
Enloe W,3-07 2/3933282.38
McClain S,11100010.00

HBP — Treece, Brown (by Elam). PB — Marietta. Umpires — home, Eddie Loggins; first, John Schiller; third, Ron Teague. T — 2:33. A — 228.

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