Wichita State Shockers

Shocker-Wildcat report (May 31)

Friday’s box score

Wichita State ab r h bi bb so avg
Dearman 2b 4 1 1 1 1 0 .305
Bayliff rf 3 3 0 0 2 1 .384
Kihle rf-p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .191
Baker c 5 2 2 0 0 1 .333
Zimmerman c 0 0 0 0 0 0 .194
Gillaspie 1b 4 1 1 3 1 0 .299
Coy dh 4 0 2 3 0 1 .274
Haddox rf 0 1 0 0 0 0 .305
Mucha lf 5 0 2 0 0 0 .286
Green cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .291
Bobbit ph 1 0 1 2 0 0 .298
Harbutz 3b-ss 4 2 2 0 1 1 .284
Parker ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 .245
Doggett ph 1 1 1 0 0 0 .295
Kirk 3b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231
Totals 39 11 12 9 5 6
Kansas State
Kivett 2b 5 4 4 4 1 1 .365
Wodtke 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Witt lf 5 4 4 1 1 0 .339
Speer lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .118
Conlon 1b 3 1 1 0 1 1 .345
King cf 2 2 0 1 3 0 .333
Dalrymple cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .353
Davis rf 3 3 2 4 1 0 .320
Meyer dh 5 1 2 3 0 1 .294
DeBord c 5 1 2 2 0 1 .324
Bee pr-c 0 0 0 0 0 0 .118
Santigate 3b 5 1 1 0 1 1 .333
Fisher ss 4 2 3 3 1 0 .364
Miles pr-ss 1 1 0 0 0 0 .250
Totals 38 20 19 18 9 5
Wichita St. 202 020 022 11
Kansas St. 902 113 32x 20

E — Dearman, Miles. DP — WSU 2, KSU. LOB — WSU 7, KSU 10. 2B — Coy 2 (11), Baker 2 (15), Gillaspie (16), Dearman (4), Meyer (5), Fisher (19), Davis (14). HR — Kivett 2 (3). SF — Davis. SB — Dearman (12), Harbutz (14), Meyer (2), DeBord (6), Santigate (11), King (14). CS — DeBord.

Wichita State ip h r er bb so era
Elam L,7-5 1/3 4 6 6 1 1 3.18
Minnis 1/3 3 3 3 1 0 3.19
Beringer 1 1/3 1 1 1 3 2 6.43
McGreevy 1 1/3 3 2 2 0 0 4.00
Mateychick 2 1 3 3 3 1 7.71
Sanders 2 7 5 5 1 1 6.60
Kihle 2/3 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Kansas State
MaVorhis 2 4 4 4 3 1 4.05
Moore W,4-0 2 1/3 4 2 2 0 4 3.74
Witcig 1 2/3 1 1 1 1 0 3.38
Wivinis 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.85
Busch 2 3 4 2 1 1 4.59

WP — Elam, Moore, Sanders, Busch. HBP — Haddox (by Busch), DeBord (by Elam), Conlon 2 (by Minnis, Sanders), Davis (by McGreevy), King (by Matchchick), Meyer (by Sanders) Balk — Mateychick, MaVorhis. Umpires — Craig Alden, home; Paul Guillie, first; Mike Schultz, second; Dan Mascorro, third. T — 3:33. A — 2,570.

Good times

The feeling quickly faded, but Wichita State did start the game on a high note.

Kansas State starter Levi MaVorhis, a freshman, walked Tanner Dearman and Garrett Bayliff. Second baseman Ross Kivett bobbled a sure double-play ball and only got one out. WSU took a 1-0 lead on Casey Gillaspie’s ground ball. Johnny Coy’s two-out double to left drove in Bayliff for a 2-0 lead. Mikel Mucha singled and Kansas State left fielder Tanner Witt threw Coy out at home to end the inning.

Long trip

The Shockers are staying in Junction City, about a 20-minute bus ride to the ballpark. That limited their options for watching the Arkansas-Bryant game.

“We’re close to Salina, where we’re staying, so it’s not going be a deal where we’re hitch-hiking in to watch the game,” WSU coach Gene Stephenson said. “How’s that for a little humor.”

Pitching poor

In 1988, the Shockers needed one strike to defeat Arizona State and advance to the College World Series title game. They lost 4-3 in 10 innings. Devastated, two days later, they lost 19-1 to Arizona State.

Nobody scored more against WSU in NCAA play until Friday’s 20-11 loss, its 130th appearance in a regional, super regional or CWS game.

The previous high for runs scored against WSU in a regional game was when Oral Roberts defeated it 15-8 in 2002 at Eck Stadium.

Worth noting

WSU lost its fifth straight NCAA game, dating to the 2008 super regional at Florida State, the program’s longest skid. It lost four straight in 1994-95 and 1996-97.… Shocker right fielder Garrett Bayliff ended his 14-game hitting streak after going 0 for 3, but he scored three runs. He walked twice, reached on a wild pitch after a strikeout and reached on a throwing error. Bayliff had a 15-game hitting streak earlier this season.… Kansas State’s 20 runs are the most its scored against WSU, surpassing an 18-6 win in 2000 at Eck Stadium.

— Paul Suellentrop

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