Wichita State pitcher Charlie Lowell will miss his next start after seeing a doctor on Tuesday. The diagnosis is a forearm strain. Lowell will take the next week off and throw again on Tuesday in the bullpen to see how he is progressing.
WSU coach Gene Stephenson takes Tuesday’s word as good news. However, the unpredictable nature of arm injuries makes him cautious.“It’s better than I expected,” he said. “But the proof is in the pudding. You don’t know what’s going happen. We’ll have to wait and see how he comes back from this and how he feel.”Lowell, a sophomore lefty, came out in the first inning of Sunday’s game at Evansville complaining of forearm and elbow tightness. He is 2-2 with a 4.56 ERA.
WSU freshman Walker Davidson, who had an appendectomy on March 30, is taking batting practice tonight. Stephenson wants to start him on Wednesday against Rogers State at Eck Stadium, if Davidson looks ready.