The Wichita State baseball team will look to erase any lingering memories of Tuesday night’s meltdown in Manhattan with a weekend series against a welcome foe: Bradley.
The Shockers have won 13 in a row and 25 of the last 27 games against the Braves. The last time Bradley won a series against Wichita State was in 2003. The Braves have been struggling this season, losing seven of their last nine.
WSU lost to Kansas State 7-6 on Tuesday night in Manhattan, allowing the Wildcats to score five in the eighth to wipe out a 6-1 Shocker lead, then scoring the winning run on a passed ball with two outs in the ninth.
That loss continued WSU’s struggles on the road — the Shockers have lost seven of their last eight road games.
The Shockers have won their first two series in the Valley, taking two of three each from Illinois State and Indiana State.
Junior right-hander Cale Elam (3-1, 2.58 ERA) will start for WSU on Friday night. He’s allowed three or fewer earned runs in all eight of his starts this season.