Wichita State’s baseball team dropped its opener Saturday, falling 1-0 to Louisiana-Lafayette despite having men in scoring position in the final four innings.
WSU faced Santa Clara late Saturday night in the Bobcat Invitational in San Marcos, Texas. WSU will play Texas State today.
As frustrating as the offense was, giving up the only run in the eighth inning was just as tough. Reliever T.J. McGreevy hit Michael Strentz with a pitch. Strentz moved to second on a sacrifice, then one out later scored on Daniel Nichols’ single through the infield.
McGreevy (0-1) gave up three hits over 2 2/3 innings in relief of Josh Smith, who allowed a hit in 5 1/3 innings.
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WSU left two on in the sixth, three in the seventh, two in the eighth and a runner on second in the ninth. Casey Gillaspie struck out twice to end innings.
abrhbibbsoavgHall cf501002.200Harbutz 3b402010.500Gillaspie dh300012.000Coy 1b301010.333Bayliff rf-lf401000.250Coughenour 2b400000.000Davidson 2b000000—Lambert lf201000.500Rea ph-rf201001.500Parker ss401001.250Baker c300010.000Totals3408046.235LA.-LAFAYETTELeonards ss301010.333Girouard 3b300001.000Strentz lf-cf311001.333Butler dh300002.000Sinclair c300010.000Nichols rf2021201.00Conrad 2b400000.000Frederick 1b200000.000Compton ph-1b100000.000Bowman cf200000.000Francia ph-cf100000.000Jones lf000000—Totals2714144.148
|Wichita St. (0-1)|
E — Coughenour 2, Baker. LOB — Wichita St. 12, La.-Lafayette 9. 2B — Harbutz. SB — Leonards (1). CS — Lambert, Leonards. S — Girouard, Butler.
iphrerbbsoeraJ. Smith5 1/3 100430.00McGreevy L,0-12 2/3311013.33La.-LafayetteZimmermann5300130.00Harrison W,1-03400320.00Hicks S,11100010.00
WP — McGreevy, Harrison. HBP — Gillaspie by Zimmermann, Strentz by McGreevy.
Umpires — Home, Terry Richards; First, Matt McKendry; Third, James Meyer. T — 2:24. A — 1,286.