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Shocker report Shocker report (May 22)

  • Published Thursday, May 22, 2014, at 8:47 p.m.
  • Updated Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at 3:33 p.m.

Thursday’s box scores

WSU 2, SIU 1

Wichita StateABRHBIBBSOAVG
Bayliff rf600001.279
Parker ss311030.307
Gillaspie 1b502011.394
Simpson 3b600103.259
Baker c500011.234
Kihle cf411001.312
Harbutz dh300011.235
Kirk 2b200000.250
Koeiman 2b200011.225
Dearman lf400001.234
Totals 40 2 4 1 8 10
Southern Illinois
Kopach 2b300020.222
Welch ss310020.253
Casillas 1b500001.273
Daily dh300110.333
Hand rf500001.235
Jones c500000.250
Rolland lf301010.223
Duschinsky pr000000.214
Osborne lf100000.250
Rosthenhausler 3b400001.216
Mucha cf300012.265
Totals 35 1 1 1 7 5

WSU000100000012
SIU 000 100 00000 1

E — Simpson, Welch 2, Mucha. DP — WSU, SIU. LOB — WSU 12, Evansville 7. S — Kihle, Rosthenhausler. SF — Daily. SB — Welch (14), Harbutz (1). CS — Rolland.

Wichita StateIPHRERBBSOERA
Tewes 6111433.27
Ashford1 2/3000114.26
Vielock W,3-04 1/3000212.01
Southern Illinois
Hauge 6100553.60
Pauly4100151.43
Dray1000202.54
Weld L,3-21211002.33

WP — Tewes. PB — Jones. HBP — Harbutz (by Hauge). Umpires — home, Bret Bruington; first, Scott Bohn; second, Tim Catton; third, Wayne Harris. T — 3:31. A — na.

Illinois St. 6, WSU 1

Illinois StateABRHBIBBSOAVG
Czeszewski rf412010.248
Dwyer lf413000.321
DeJong 3b500001.352
Hollenbeck c511001.347
Snyder 1b301010.247
Rodemoyer 1b010000.171
Leverett dh322110.266
Kelch 2b301101.283
Colon ss301210.251
Beesley cf401000.256
Totals 34 6 12 4 4 3
Wichita State
Bayliff rf400001.274
Parker ss400002.300
Gillaspie 1b310012.389
Simpson 3b401001.258
Kihle cf301101.313
Baker c400001.230
Harbutz dh300001.225
Kirk 2b300001.243
Dearman lf200011.232
Totals 30 1 2 1 2 11

Illinois St.1120000206
Wichita St. 100 000 000 1

E — Kelch, Baker. DP — WSU 3. LOB — WSU 5, ISU 7. 3B — Leverett (1). S — Kelch. SB — Kirk (4).

Illinois StateIPHRERBBSOERA
Stewart W,3-27211182.37
Rhoades2000132.41
Wichita State
K.Gardner L,2-52 2/3443315.45
Palmer4 2/3622124.66
LaBrie1 2/3200002.77

WP — K.Gardner. HBP — Dwyer (by K.Gardner); Kihle (by Stewart). Umpires — home, Scott Bohn; first, Bret Bruington; second, Wayne Harris; third, Tim Catton. T — 2:04. A — na.

Tewes on crutches

Wichita State freshman pitcher Sam Tewes watched Thursday’s second game on crutches with a black brace on his right leg.

He suffered a dislocated kneecap in Thursday’s morning game while trying to field a bouncing ball in front of the mound.

“I reached for the ball across my body and my cleat stuck in the ground and I rolled over my kneecap,” he said.

With the bases loaded in the sixth inning, SIU’s Jake Hand bounced a ball past Tewes and over the mound. Tewes reached back across his body, twisting awkwardly, and fell to the turf. Trainers protected his leg in an air cast and he left the field in the bed of a cart, clapping to his teammates as the vehicle passed the WSU dugout.

“He twisted his knee pretty well,” WSU coach Todd Butler said. “He was in a lot of pain.”

The ground ball ended SIU’s best threat and kept the game tied 1-all. Second baseman Zair Koeiman ranged behind second base and threw Hand out in a close play.

Tewes held SIU to one hit over six innings, walking four and striking out three.

Off the glove

Both teams got a break from the umpires in the first inning.

The Shockers turned a double play, although replays showed first baseman Casey Gillaspie dropped the ball. After a conference, umpires upheld the call and Illinois State’s Paul DeJong went to the dugout with the second out.

In the bottom of the inning, Gillaspie walked with two outs. Chase Simpson lofted a ball down the right-field line and Jack Czeszewski, playing toward the gap, ran a long way to reach for it near the foul line. He grabbed it before his knee bumped the ball out of his glove.

First-base umpire Brett Bruington immediately ruled it foul, sending Gillaspie back to first after he rounded the bases. Replays showed Czeszewski caught it in fair territory before carrying it across the line. WSU coach Todd Butler argued his point to no avail. Simpson followed by singling to move Gillaspie to third.

“(Bruington) said it was eight inches foul,” Butler said. “I couldn’t tell, because he gloved it. It’s not like he’s going to change the call.”

Other games

Dallas Baptist 6, Bradley 5 — Third-seeded Dallas Baptist remained unbeaten by winning a game delayed by Wednesday’s threat of weather. Patriots closer Brandon Koch held seventh-seeded Bradley to one hit over 2 2/3 innings to preserve the one-run margin. Drew Turbin and Daniel Salters homered for Dallas Baptist.

Missouri State 7, Bradley 2 — Sixth-seeded Missouri State eliminated the Braves, striking for five runs in the seventh inning. Alex Jefferson singled and Dylan Becker doubled in the seventh, both driving in two runs. Bears reliever Jake Powers struck out eight in 3 2/3 hitless innings.

Worth noting

The tournament cost Gillaspie his chance to hit .400. He entered the week hitting .406 before a 2-for-14 slump dropped him to .389. He walked six times and didn’t drive in a run. He has 34 career home runs, 16th on WSU’s list.… Illinois State eliminated WSU with two wins in the tournament after the Shockers swept the Redbirds in the final series of the regular season.… WSU reliever Aaron LaBrie made his 91st appearance, tying Pat Cedeno (1986-89) for seventh on WSU’s career list.

Paul Suellentrop

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