Wichita State took advantage of five walks in the ninth to send the game to extra innings, then erupted for four runs in the 10th to beat host Bradley 10-6 Saturday.
The victory keeps the Shockers tied for first in the Missouri Valley Conference with Missouri State. Creighton, who had a share of the lead, lost Saturday to Indiana State. WSU and Missouri State are 6-2.
Down 6-3 in the ninth, Cody Bobbit walked to open the inning. Garrett Bayliff and Erik Harbutz struck out.
Micah Green, batting in the cleanup spot for the first time this season, doubled in Bobbit to cut the deficit to two. Casey Gillaspie walked and Taylor Doggett ran for him. Green and Doggett excuted a double steal. Then, Green scored on a wild pitch for the tying run.
Sean Moore, Mikel Mucha and Tyler Baker walked to load the bases, but Dayne Parker flied out to send the game to the bottom of the ninth.
Bradleys Mike Tauchman reached second after hitting a one-out single. However, he was tagged out by WSU third baseman Parker on a grounder to send the game to the 10th.
In the 10th, Bobbit walked to open the inning then Bayliff, who had struck out his three previous at-bats, doubled in Bobbit. After an out, Green walked. Johnny Coy, who struck out five times on Friday, singled in Bayliff. With two outs, Mucha singled in Green; and Baker singled in Coy with his third hit of the game.
After five innings WSU trailed 5-1, scoring an unearned run in the second.
The Shockers got two in the sixth to cut the deficit to 5-3. Baker drove in Gillaspie, who had singled. Parker Zimmermans sacrifice fly drove in Moore who had singled.
Notes: Harbutz eight-game hitting streak ended. Drew Palmer (0-0, 4.29) will pitch Sunday for WSU against Eric Scheuermann (2-2, 5.56). Moore got his first start of the season and responed with two hits. WSU batters struck out 10 times, giving it 24 in two games. Bradley has lost 15 straight times to WSU. Bradley coach Elvis Dominguez has never beaten WSU in 12 games. Gillaspie, who leads the NCAA Division I in walks, walked twice to up his total to 42. It was WSUs first victory of the season when trailing after eight innings. The Shockers are 2-0 in extra-inning games.
E Stong. DP . LOB WSU 14, Bradley 9. 2B Bayliff (6), Green (4), Gillaspie (12), Sponsler (5), Murphy (7, Leffler (9), Jarvis (4). HR Partyka (2). S Jarvis, Smith. SF Zimmerman, Sponsler. SB Bobbit 2 (7), Green (1), Doggett (5), Leffler (3).
WP Peterson, Johnson, Toma. HBP Bobbit (by Stong). Balk Ladwig. Umpires Scott Wilkerson, home; Todd Ohlinger, first; Tim Catton, third. T 3:40. A na.