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Wichita State baseball pounds New Orleans 11-2

Wichita State bounced back from its first loss of the season, beat New Orleans 11-2 on Friday in Dallas.

WSU scored four in the first and added two runs in the third. The Shockers (8-1) scored in five of eight innings against New Orleans (1-8).

Chris O’Brien homered and drove in three runs, Johnny Coy also had three RBIs and Don Lambert stole home. Starter Josh Smith went five innings and improved to 3-0.

WSU will play Dallas Baptist tonight at 6:30.

New Orleans ab r h bi avg.

Pohto 2b 5 0 2 1 .250

Boudreaux ss 3 1 0 0 .120

Church 1b 4 0 0 0 .361

Wheeless 3b 4 0 1 0 .212

Tedesco dh 4 0 1 1 .272

Garcia lf 4 0 1 0 .250

Farrell lf 4 0 0 0 .000

DesRoches c 4 1 1 0 .272

LeBlanc cf 4 0 2 0 .242

Totals 36 2 8 2

Wichita State ab r h bi avg.

Hall cf 5 1 1 0 .361

Grimes ss 0 3 0 0 .464

Springer dh 5 1 1 0 .361

Coy 1b 3 2 2 3 .344

O’Brien c 5 2 2 3 .357

Harbutz 3b 0 0 0 0 .308

Parker ph-3b 3 0 0 1 .125

Halbert ph-3b 1 0 1 0 1.000

Hege rf 3 1 1 1 .333

Green lf 1 0 0 0 .111

Lambert lf-rf 3 1 0 0 .250

Davidson 2b 3 0 1 2 .280

Totals 32 11 9 10

New Orleans (1-8) 110 000 000 — 2Wichita State (8-1) 402 110 03x — 11

E—Church, DesRoches, Grimes, Harbutz, Parker. DP—WSU 1. LOB—UNO 8, WSU 8. 2B—Coy, Halbert, Hege. 3B—Davidson. HR—O’Brien (2). SB—Wheeless, Hall 2, Grimes 4, Lambert 2. CS—DesRoches. SF—Cot, Parker.

New Orleans IP H R ER BB SO ERA

Sanders L,0-2 5 6 8 7 5 2 8.31

Landry 2 0 0 0 1 0 4.82

Manning 1 3 3 3 1 0 18.69

Wichita State

Smith W,3-0 5 5 2 1 1 3 1.88

McGreevy 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.00

Vielock 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00

Berlinger 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.00

HBP—by Sanders (Hege), by Landry (Grimes). WP—McGreevy. PB—DesRoches. Umpires—Home, Dennis Wyatt; first John Wolfe; third, Kelly Nutt. T—2:18. A—110.

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