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Shocker-Wildcat report (May 31)

  • Published Friday, May 31, 2013, at 9:53 p.m.
  • Updated Saturday, June 1, 2013, at 7:24 a.m.

Friday’s box score

Wichita Stateabrhbibbsoavg
Dearman 2b411110.305
Bayliff rf330021.384
Kihle rf-p000000.191
Baker c522001.333
Zimmerman c000000.194
Gillaspie 1b411310.299
Coy dh402301.274
Haddox rf010000.305
Mucha lf502000.286
Green cf400002.291
Bobbit ph101200.298
Harbutz 3b-ss422011.284
Parker ss300000.245
Doggett ph111000.295
Kirk 3b100000.231
Totals391112956
Kansas State
Kivett 2b544411.365
Wodtke 2b000000.000
Witt lf544110.339
Speer lf000000.118
Conlon 1b311011.345
King cf220130.333
Dalrymple cf000000.353
Davis rf332410.320
Meyer dh512301.294
DeBord c512201.324
Bee pr-c000000.118
Santigate 3b511011.333
Fisher ss423310.364
Miles pr-ss110000.250
Totals3820191895

Wichita St.20202002211
Kansas St.90211332x20

E — Dearman, Miles. DP — WSU 2, KSU. LOB — WSU 7, KSU 10. 2B — Coy 2 (11), Baker 2 (15), Gillaspie (16), Dearman (4), Meyer (5), Fisher (19), Davis (14). HR — Kivett 2 (3). SF — Davis. SB — Dearman (12), Harbutz (14), Meyer (2), DeBord (6), Santigate (11), King (14). CS — DeBord.

Wichita Stateiphrerbbsoera
Elam L,7-51/3466113.18
Minnis1/3333103.19
Beringer1 1/3111326.43
McGreevy1 1/3322004.00
Mateychick2133317.71
Sanders2755116.60
Kihle2/3000000.00
Kansas State
MaVorhis2444314.05
Moore W,4-02 1/3422043.74
Witcig1 2/3111103.38
Wivinis1000004.85
Busch2342114.59

WP — Elam, Moore, Sanders, Busch. HBP — Haddox (by Busch), DeBord (by Elam), Conlon 2 (by Minnis, Sanders), Davis (by McGreevy), King (by Matchchick), Meyer (by Sanders) Balk — Mateychick, MaVorhis. Umpires — Craig Alden, home; Paul Guillie, first; Mike Schultz, second; Dan Mascorro, third. T — 3:33. A — 2,570.

Good times

The feeling quickly faded, but Wichita State did start the game on a high note.

Kansas State starter Levi MaVorhis, a freshman, walked Tanner Dearman and Garrett Bayliff. Second baseman Ross Kivett bobbled a sure double-play ball and only got one out. WSU took a 1-0 lead on Casey Gillaspie’s ground ball. Johnny Coy’s two-out double to left drove in Bayliff for a 2-0 lead. Mikel Mucha singled and Kansas State left fielder Tanner Witt threw Coy out at home to end the inning.

Long trip

The Shockers are staying in Junction City, about a 20-minute bus ride to the ballpark. That limited their options for watching the Arkansas-Bryant game.

“We’re close to Salina, where we’re staying, so it’s not going be a deal where we’re hitch-hiking in to watch the game,” WSU coach Gene Stephenson said. “How’s that for a little humor.”

Pitching poor

In 1988, the Shockers needed one strike to defeat Arizona State and advance to the College World Series title game. They lost 4-3 in 10 innings. Devastated, two days later, they lost 19-1 to Arizona State.

Nobody scored more against WSU in NCAA play until Friday’s 20-11 loss, its 130th appearance in a regional, super regional or CWS game.

The previous high for runs scored against WSU in a regional game was when Oral Roberts defeated it 15-8 in 2002 at Eck Stadium.

Worth noting

WSU lost its fifth straight NCAA game, dating to the 2008 super regional at Florida State, the program’s longest skid. It lost four straight in 1994-95 and 1996-97.… Shocker right fielder Garrett Bayliff ended his 14-game hitting streak after going 0 for 3, but he scored three runs. He walked twice, reached on a wild pitch after a strikeout and reached on a throwing error. Bayliff had a 15-game hitting streak earlier this season.… Kansas State’s 20 runs are the most its scored against WSU, surpassing an 18-6 win in 2000 at Eck Stadium.

— Paul Suellentrop

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