Sundays box score
Indiana State 5, Wichita State 4
E Hannahs 2. LOB WSU 10, ISU 5. 2B Rosselli (2), Wampler (4). HR Gillaspie 2 (8), Rosselli (1). S Parker, McClain. SB Dearman (14), Parker (1), Gillaspie (3), Hayes 2 (8). CS Dearman.
WP Tewes 2. HBP Arens (by Kudrecki). Umpires home, Clint Wheeler; first, Don Umland; third, Tim Catton. T 2:24. A 207.
Both sides now
Wichita State first baseman Casey Gillaspie became the first Shocker to homer from both side of the plate since Tim Hayes in 1998, also at Indiana State.
He went 2 for 3 on Sunday and 5 for 11 in the series and extended his career-long hitting streak to 16 games. However, Indiana State diluted his impact on the series by keeping runners off base in front of him. In Saturdays doubleheader, Gillaspie batted once with runners on base and singled. On Sunday, the Sycamores walked him both times he came up with runners on. He led off an inning three times in the series and homered twice.
We definitely want (Gillaspie) having runners on base so he can do more damage than what hes already been doing, WSU third baseman Chase Simpson said.
Gillaspie, a junior, is hitting .407 for the season with eight home runs six left-handed and two right-handed. In six Missouri Valley Conference games, he is hitting .450 with six walks.
Getting ready for May
Construction is ongoing at Warn Field as Indiana State upgrades the facility to hold the MVC Tournament on May 20-24.
For the fans, 1,000 bleacher seats will be added down the right-field line and a portable video board will arise behind the center-field wall.
Renovations to the press box will make it suitable for TV and four radio crews. New field-level press boxes will house scorekeepers and media. The artificial turf infield is due for repairs soon. Indiana State will erect a tent behind third base for hospitality.
A local station broadcast Saturdays first game as a test run for the tournament. MVC officials will watch the tape and make changes, if needed, to camera positions. In late April, MVC officials will tour the stadium for a final walk-through.
In the training room
WSUs troubling injury list got worse on Saturday.
Catcher Parker Zimmerman took at least two foul balls off his helmet during the doubleheader and sat out Sundays game with a concussion. Catcher Tyler Baker, also suffering from a concussion, didnt make the trip and hasnt played since March 30 against Cal State Fullerton.
Bob Arens started for the first time this season in place of Zimmerman.
Outfielder Daniel Kihle, who played Saturday for the first time since March 9, sat out Sundays game with a sore left wrist. He is recovering from surgery on the wrist to remove his broken hamate bone.
Infielder Erik Harbutz (knee) did not make the trip. Outfielder Mikel Mucha is likely out for the season with a broken left leg.
On the positive side, outfielder Garrett Bayliff played all three games after missing three games with a strained left hamstring.
WSU was swept in an MVC road series for the first time since 2009 at Missouri State WSUs four-game losing streak is its longest of the season The Sycamores won a third straight home series over WSU after winning 2-1 in 2012 and 2010. Both times WSU won on Sunday to avoid a sweep Indiana State freshman Tony Rosselli, hitting .211 in 11 games entering the weekend, went 3 for 4 Sunday and hit his first home run The Shockers lost their eighth one-run game of the season.