After being fired in 2013, legendary baseball coach Gene Stephenson was the lone inductee into the 2018 class of the Shocker Sports Hall of Fame. Wichita State also announced it is retiring his number (10), the first in program history.
Former Wichita State baseball assistant coach Brent Kemnitz recalls the Shockers’ trip to Washington DC to meet President George H.W. Bush at the White House following WSU’s victory in the 1989 College World Series.
The Wichita State baseball team started its 2018 fall practices this week under head coach Todd Butler. The Shockers have plenty to replace, but will look to be led by Luke Ritter and returning players.
How the progression of Alec Bohm, Greyson Jenista, and Codi Heuer at Wichita State can help the program moving forward. All three players went from being undrafted coming out of high school to being drafted in the first six rounds of the 2018 MLB Draft.
Wichita State junior third baseman Alec Bohm is drafted third overall by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2018 MLB Draft. Bohm led WSU with 57 runs, 14 doubles, 55 RBIs and also hit .339 for the Shockers.
The Wichita State baseball team heads to Clearwater, Fla. with its NCAA Tournament life at stake. The Shockers are facing a must-win situation, as they will be the No. 7 seed and play No. 2 South Florida on Wednesday.
The baseball series finale between Wichita State and South Florida ended in a 9-9 tie after 11 innings because of American Athletic Conference "travel curfew rules." South Florida had to leave at 3 p.m. to catch their flight home.