Wichita State Shockers

Shocker report

Saturday's box score

San Jose Stateabrhbiavg.

Hertler dh3111.280

J.Martin cf5031.409

K.Klauer 2b5000.282

Sofranac rf5001.323

Valine 3b4110.274

Canez 1b4120.308

Jenkins lf3220.317

Evans ph1000.154

Quiery lf0000.367

Johnson ss4122.182

Carrillo c3001.286

Totals376116.291

Wichita Stateabrhbiavg.

Grimes ss5011.262

Harbutz 2b-3b5110.225

R.Jones cf-rf4120.290

Lassley dh4131.358

O'Brien c5120.297

Coy 1b3221.310

Bennett rf4122.330

Hall cf0000.243

Bascue lf3011.513

Bayliff lf0000.185

Goro 3b2010.308

Springer ph1010.309

Davidson 2b0000.333

Totals367166.290

San Jose State123 000 000 — 6 Wichita State110 003 20x — 7

DP — San Jose St. 2, WSU. LOB — San Jose St. 9, WSU 10. 2B — Valine (6), Coy (7), Bennett (8). HR — Coy (5). S — Carrillo. SF — Bascue. SB — Hertler (7), Canez (3), Lassley (7). CS — Bascue.

San Jose St. IPHRERBBSOERA

McFarland5 2/31355153.06

Hennessey L,2-2 1/3222208.47

Z.Jones2100136.38

WSUIPHRERBBSOERA

Kelley4966305.26

Sossamon W,2-13100137.40

Guy S,22100033.78

WP —Hennessey. Umpires — home, Greg Mudd; first, Joe Brown; third, Larry Waggoner. T — 3:02. A — 3,970.

Back, back... gone

Freshman Johnny Coy belted his fifth home run to lead off the second inning. The ball nearly hit the scoreboard over the left-field fence and bounced across 21st Street.

"It was just a first-pitch fastball," Coy said. "He put it right down the middle. I just tried to put a good swing on it and I was lucky enough to get it up and get it out of here."

Leadoff woes

It's rare for Tim Kelley to hand out a free pass to first base. That's what made his start on Saturday troubling. Not only did he allow nine hits, but also walk three in his four innings.

To make matters worse, San Jose State followed all three walks with a hit.

Before Saturday, Kelley had been stellar at Eck Stadium. In his four previous starts, he was 2-0 with a 2.75 ERA.

Get out the brooms

If the Shockers win today, it will be the second three-game sweep of an opponent this season.

To do that, the bullpen will have to continue to be strong and the Shockers have to deliver with runners in scoring position.

"We know we have to execute when we get guys on," senior Cody Lassley said. "We did the job today and we just have to press on and try to get the sweep tomorrow."

Break time

Players from both teams treated the 1-hour, 21-minute rain delay differently.

Some from San Jose State took cat naps in the dugout. Most of the Shockers went to the locker room, but a few remained outside to talk to fans.

The most entertaining way came from reserves Walker Davidson and Garrett Bayliff, who played a game of kickball with a miniature baseball in front of the Shocker dugout.

But for Cobey Guy, who was told he would close the game out when it continued, it was a time of focus. Luckily, Guy had some previous experience with delays.

"Almost the same exact thing happened to me in my junior college days," he said. "I pitched two innings and then there was an hour delay. So I kind of knew how to handle it. You just have to stay warm and try not to stay locked in the whole time and relax. Then when you go back out there, you have to just lock back in."

—Taylor Eldridge

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