Wichita State Shockers

UTA hands Shockers second loss

Wichita State has no more games scheduled with Texas-Arlington on the 2011 baseball schedule.

That's a good thing for the Shockers, who lost to the Mavericks for the second time in four days Sunday. This time it was a 9-3 decision in Arlington as WSU (9-2) wrapped up a four-game Texas weekend with a 2-2 record.

Defense was a problem for WSU on Sunday. The Shockers committed five infield errors which led to four unearned runs.

Third baseman Dayne Parker committed a first-inning error that led to a two-out single that scored UTA's Michael Guerra.

WSU answered with a second-inning run, as Ryan Hege scored on a double play.

UTA (6-5), which has won four straight games, chased Shocker starter Tobin Mateychick in the second inning. Two singles, a double, a walk and a wild pitch led to his exit after 1 1/3 innings and five runs.

Wichita State got single runs in the fourth inning (Tyler Grimes RBI single) and the ninth inning (Tyler Coughenour sacrifice fly), but UTA added three runs in the seventh and a final run in the eighth.

Shocker catcher Chris O'Brien, Hege, and second baseman Walker Davidson each had two hits for WSU, which is off until beginning a three-game series at Tulane on Friday night.

Wichita St. abrhbiavg.

Hall cf3010.341

Grimes ss4011.412

Springer dh3000.333

Coy 1b4110.341

O'Brien c4020.361

Hege rf4120.353

Parker 3b2010.167

Halbert 3b2000.556

Coughenour ph0001.250

Davidson 2b3120.313



RWalker lf5341.444

Guerra 2b5120.391

Beck rf4012.372

Comer c5010.333

Vaughn 1b5121.244

Nephew 3b4120.286

McCall dh4110.243

Jordan ss3200.269



Wichita St. (9-2) 010 100 001 — 3 Texas-Arlington (6-5) 140 000 31x — 9

E—Grimes 3, Parker, Halbert, Incaviglia, Walker. DP—Wichita St. 1, UTA 2. LOB—Wichita St. 14, UTA 8. 2B—Hall, O'Brien, Guerra, Nephew. S—Incaviglia. SF—Coughenour, Beck. SB—Grimes (10), Springer (2). CS—Incaviglia.


Matychck L,0-11 1/35541013.50

Muncrief3 2/3400010.00

Beringer1 2/3230010.00

Vielock 1/3000000.00




Morales W,1-03100230.00


WP—Mateychick, Muncrief, Labrie, BWalker. HBP—Springer by BWalker. PB—Comer.

Umpires—Home, Bruce Siegel; First, Scott Johnston; Third, John Ausmus.

T—2:37. A—582.