Wichita State Shockers

Shockers pile up 16 runs in win over UCSB

Wichita State’s bats erupted Saturday and Cale Elam won his third straight game as the Shockers pounded host UC-Santa Barbara 16-5.

The Gauchos, ranked 20th by Collegiate Baseball, suffered their worst loss of the season. UCSB fell to 12-3 while WSU improved to 11-5.

Elam was brilliant through six innings, blanking UCSB on two hits before surrendering a pair of runs in the seventh.

The Shockers opened the rout in the third when Dayne Parker drove in two runs with a double.

But the Shocks left no doubt with a seven-run fifth, WSU’s second-most productive inning this season.

After an out, Parker singled and so did Casey Gillaspie and Garrett Bayliff. Bayliff’s single drove in Parker. Tyler Baker walked, and Micah Green hit a two-run bases-loaded single to drive in Gillaspie and Bayliff. Chase Simpson followed with his first homer of the season, a three-run shot.

WSU added five more in the eighth. Baker’s three-run homer, his first of the season, highlighted the inning.

Notes: WSU has committed two errors in its last three games, both by shortstop Tanner Kirk.… Sam Tewes (3-1, 2.70 ERA) will pitch for the Shockers on Sunday in the rubber match.… Starting pitchers have an ERA of 2.41 in the past eight games while relievers are 3.63 (nine earned runs in 22 1/3 innings).… Parker, elevated to the No. 2 spot in the batting order, responed with four hits and four RBIs. Bayliff, who had been batting second, was dropped to the clean-up spot.… Baker raised his average to .400 in the past eight games with a pair of hits.… Elam threw 99 pitches, 66 for strikes.… The 16 runs is the second-most game of the season. WSU got 21 against SIU-Edwardsville.

Wichita State AB R H BI BB SO AVG
Dearman dh 4 1 2 1 0 0 .220
Bobbit dh 2 0 1 1 0 0 .280
Parker 2b 6 2 4 4 0 0 .375
Gillaspie 1b 6 2 2 0 0 1 .400
Bayliff rf 5 2 1 1 1 0 .313
Baker c 4 2 2 3 1 0 .292
Zimmerman c 1 0 1 0 0 0 .364
Green cf 6 1 1 2 0 1 .290
Simpson 3b 5 2 1 4 1 1 .259
Kirk ss 3 1 2 0 0 0 .233
Harbutz ss 2 1 0 0 1 0 .154
Haddox lf 2 2 0 0 3 1 .375
Totals 46 16 17 16 7 4
UC-Santa Barbara
Epperson 3b 3 0 1 0 0 0 .492
Clark 3b 2 0 2 1 0 0 .444
Maris ss 3 0 1 0 0 0 .254
Israel ss 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Woodward 2b 4 0 0 1 0 0 .296
Kuresa 1b 3 1 1 0 0 0 .266
Kelly 1b 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Calica cf 1 2 0 0 3 0 .400
Nesovic p-dh 3 0 0 0 0 1 .316
Grover ph 0 1 0 0 0 0 .263
Newell lf 3 0 0 1 0 0 .246
Wear ph 0 1 0 0 1 0 .000
Quinlan rf 2 0 0 0 0 2 .268
Rustich ph 1 0 1 1 0 0 1.000
Gradford lf 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
Morrow c 3 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Costa c 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Totals 32 5 6 5 5 7
Wichita State 003 070 051 16
UC-S. Barbara 000 000 203 5

E — Kirk (5), Maris (2), Kuresa (2), Chapman (1). LOB — WSU 10, UCSB 8. 2B — Dearman (3), Parker (1), Baker (2), Clark (2), Kuresa (6). HR — Baker (1), Simpson (1). SF — Gradford. SB — Kirk (2).

Wichita State IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Elam W,3-0 7 4 2 2 2 5 1.42
Palmer 1 1 0 0 0 1 1.04
Looney 2/3 1 3 3 3 1 15.75
Ashford 1/3 0 0 0 0 0 1.35
UC-Santa Barbara
Nesovic L,1-1 4 2/3 5 6 3 1 2 2.53
Cueno 0 1 2 2 0 1 7.71
Baits 1/3 3 2 2 0 1 2.25
Chapman 2 4 2 2 12 1 13.5
Lujan 2 4 4 2 3 0 5.59

WP — Elam 2, Nesovic, Chapman. HBP —Umpires — home Grover (by Looney), Woodward (by Ashford). Umpires — Allen Williams; first, John Visciglia; third Rob Hansen. T — 3:09. A — 350.

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