Shocker report: Evansville 13, WSU 2

04/12/2014 5:31 PM

04/13/2014 7:50 AM

Saturday’s box score

Evansville 13, WSU 2

Wichita State AB R H BI BB SO AVG
Dearman lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .260
Haddox ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .138
Parker 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .299
Gillaspie 1b 4 1 3 1 0 0 .400
Bayliff rf 3 0 1 1 0 0 .273
Simpson 3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .248
Baker c 2 0 0 0 1 1 .230
Green cf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .294
Bobbit dh 3 0 0 0 0 1 .188
Kirk ss 2 1 1 0 0 0 .247
Phillips ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .308
Totals 29 2 7 2 1 4
Evansville
Jyawook lf 4 2 3 1 1 0 .355
Mahon 3b 4 3 2 2 0 0 .290
Kaczmarski cf 4 2 3 4 1 0 .295
Pollock c 5 1 2 3 0 0 .336
Synek 2b 4 0 2 2 0 0 .270
Ramon dh 4 0 1 0 0 2 .256
McKibban 1b 4 1 1 0 0 0 .316
Williams ss 2 3 1 0 2 0 .130
Perry rf 2 1 0 0 0 1 .275
Totals 33 13 15 12 4 3
Wichita St. 000 110 0 2
Evansville 103 351 x 13

Game halted by run rule.

E — Elam, LaBrie, Synek. 2B — Bayliff (7), Williams (4), Pollock (11). 3B — Pollock (2), Kaczmarski (3). SF — Mahon.

Wichita State IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Elam 3 7 6 5 1 1 2.29
LaBrie 1 2 1 0 0 0 2.67
Brummett 1/3 4 4 4 0 1 13.9
McIntyre 2/3 2 1 1 0 1 5.40
Looney 1 0 1 1 3 0 11.4
Evansville
Isom 7 7 2 1 1 4 3.58

HBP — Perry 2 (by Elam and Looney). Balk — Elam. Umpires — home, Carlos Martinez; first, Jason Stidham; third, Danny Jimenez. T — 2:22. A — 365.

Playing from behind

Wichita State took a 4-2 lead in the sixth inning against Cal State Fullerton on March 30 at Eck Stadium. That is the last time the Shocker looked at the scoreboard and enjoyed the sight.

They haven’t led since, not once in 72 innings. On Friday, Evansville led 3-0 after two innings on their way to a 5-1 win. Oral Roberts led 5-0 after two innings on Wednesday, one night after Kansas State took a 2-0 lead in the first inning.

“Playing behind, you can’t do anything,” WSU coach Todd Butler said. “We tried to steal and hit and run, even behind, and you don’t know how that’s going to work out.”

One more chance

Only Missouri State had swept Wichita State among MVC teams before last weekend at Indiana State. Now the Shockers will try to avoid losing all three to Evansville for the first time.

With that in mind, Butler pulled Aaron LaBrie after one inning on Saturday. He came in with WSU down 4-1 in the fourth. After Evansville scored three runs in the fourth, WSU started thinking about Sunday. LaBrie is available, as are Foster Vielock and Ray Ashford, who briefly threw on Friday.

“We’re just trying to get through the game, save some arms,” Butler said.

Worth noting

WSU’s eight-game losing streak matches the 2009 team for the longest losing streak in the modern era. The school record is 12 straight, over the 1952-53 seasons … Evansville will try to win a series against WSU for the second time in three seasons and the third time since 2006 … WSU first baseman Casey Gillaspie is 4 for 8 with two RBI in the series. Aces third baseman Jake Mahon has driven in five runs and is 3 for 8. Center fielder Kevin Kaczmarski went 3 for 4 with four RBI on Saturday and is 4 for 8 on the series.

Paul Suellentrop

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