Wichita State baseball halts five-game losing streak

03/23/2013 12:13 PM

08/06/2014 12:28 AM

Cale Elam went eight sparkling innings and Johnny Coy got four hits to boost Wichita State to a 6-2 victory over host Hawaii on Friday night, ending the Shockers’ five-game losing streak.

Elam allowed two runs in the first inning but shut out Hawaii the rest of the way, with ninth-inning help from Brandon Peterson.

Elam retired 13 straight batters at one point, allowing just two hits from the second to the eighth.

Coy enjoyed his finest game this season, going 4 for 4 and driving in three runs. Two of those RBIs came in the sixth. Parker Zimmerman opened with a double. Daniel Kihle walked and later Casey Gillaspie was intentionally walked to load the bases. Coy then delievered a two-run single. In the eighth, he singled in Garrett Bayliff, who had singled and went to second and third on wild pitches.

Gillaspie got the Shockers on the board in the first with his seventh homer of the season.

Notes: Tyler Baker started at third base for the first time this season. He saved a run in the first inning, taking a base hit away from Kaeo Aliviado and throwing him out at first.… Erik Harbutz played shortstop for the first time this season. He made one throwing error but handled five chances successfully. After an 0-for-4 against Hawaii in the opener, Harbutz has gone 4 for 9 in the last two games.… WSU turned two double plays, giving it eight in the three games in Hawaii.… Elam got 16 ground-ball outs.… Kris Gardner (1-2, 4.00 ERA) will pitch Saturday for the Shockers.… Although he went 0 for 4 Friday, Baker is hitting .417 (5 for 12) in the Hawaii series.… Bayliff collected two hits and is hitting .417 (5 for 12) in the series.

Wichita State ab r h bi bb so avg
Kihle cf 2 1 0 1 2 1 .346
Doggett cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300
Bayliff rf 4 1 2 0 0 2 .339
Gillaspie 1b 4 1 1 1 1 1 .320
Coy dh 4 1 4 3 1 0 .284
Dearman pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Parker 2b 5 0 0 0 0 0 .265
Harbutz ss 4 1 2 1 1 0 .304
Green lf 4 0 2 0 0 1 .316
Mucha lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .218
Baker 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .328
Zimmerman c 4 1 1 0 0 0 .353
Totals 36 6 12 6 5 6
Hawaii
Vintimilia 2b 3 1 1 0 1 0 .161
Kitamura 3b 4 1 1 0 0 0 .224
Aliviado cf 3 0 1 1 1 0 .277
Flores 1b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .286
George rf 4 0 1 1 0 0 .302
Hanawahine lf 2 0 0 0 0 0 .212
Hurley lf 2 0 0 0 0 0 .212
Podratz dh 3 0 0 0 0 0 .231
Kamoe pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Young c 1 0 0 0 0 1 .208
Baldwin c 2 0 1 0 0 0 .250
Wobrock ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 .190
Totals 30 2 5 2 3 2
Wichita State 111 002 010 6
Hawaii 200 000 000 2

E — Harbutz, Wobrock. DP — WSU 2. LOB — WSU 12, Hawaii 7.2B — Coy (3), Zimmerman (2). HR — Gillaspie (7). S — Baker, Bayliff. CS — Green.

Wichita State ip h r er bb so era
Elam W,2-1 8 4 2 2 4 1 2.70
Peterson 1 1 0 0 0 2 2.17
Hawaii
Squier L,0-3 3 2/3 7 3 3 2 3 2.70
Chew 2 1/3 3 2 2 3 0 11.7
Kuzminsky 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.63
Burgher 1 2 1 1 0 0 6.75
Duval 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00

WP — Elam, Peterson, Burgher 2. HBP — Zimmerman, Kihle (by Squier); Podratz (by Elam). Umpires — Dave Gimb, home; Phil Benson, first; Ruben Candelaria, third. T — 2:34. A — 3,426.

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