Wichita State Shockers

Wichita State baseball drops first game to UCF 9-5

The Shockers practice in Orlando, Fla., earlier this week. WSU lost its first game against UCF on Friday 9-5.
The Shockers practice in Orlando, Fla., earlier this week. WSU lost its first game against UCF on Friday 9-5. @GoShockersBSB / Twitter

Central Florida scored four runs on just one hit in back-to-back innings to defeat visiting Wichita State 9-5 Friday night.

In the third, UCF (28-14, 8-8) benefited by three walks and all scored on Tyler Osik’s double. Osik scored on a Gunnar Troutwine passed ball.

In the fourth, UCF benefited by three walks and a hit-by-pitch to again score four runs on just one hit, a bases-loaded triple by Ray Alejo.

In all, seven of UCF’s nine runs came as a result of a walk and/or hit-by-pitch.

Wichita State (27-13, 4-9) got on the board first when Luke Ritter was hit by a pitch and Alec Bohm followed with his ninth homer of the season.

Ritter extended his hitting streak to 15 games with a single in the seventh. During his streak, he is hitting .310 (22 of 71).

WSU pitchers wound up walking nine and hitting one batter.

Notes: For the fourth straight Friday, WSU has lost. . . . The Shockers are now 18-2 when they score first. .. . The is the first meeting between the two teams. . . . Greyson Jenista went 1 for 4 and is hitting .167 in his last five games (3 for 18). . . . UCF is 14-0 when it scores at least seven runs. . . . The Shockers will send Tyler Davis (1-0, 2.57 ERA) to the mound on Saturday.

Wichita St.

ab

r

h

bi

Houston

ab

r

h

bi

Jenista 1b

4

1

1

0

Beaver dh

2

1

0

0

Ritter 2b

4

2

1

0

Alejo cf

4

2

1

3

Bohm 3b

4

1

2

3

Thomas 1b

3

1

1

1

Trtwn c

4

0

1

0

Osik lf

3

1

1

3

Vickers ss

4

0

0

0

Mika 2b

3

1

0

0

Jackson lf

3

0

0

1

Webb 3b

3

0

0

0

DeBckr rf

3

0

1

0

Wood rf

3

0

1

1

O’Brien ph

1

0

0

0

Hrnndz ss

3

1

1

0

Dugas rf

1

0

0

0

Heiser c

2

2

0

0

Gibson dh

3

1

2

0











Young cf

4

0

0

0











Totals

35

5

8

4

Totals

26

9

5

8

Wichita St.

200

000

210

5 8 0

C. Florida

004

400

10x

9 5 0

LOB: WSU 11, UCF 6. 2B: Osik (4). 3B: Alejo (3). HR: Bohm (9). S: Webb (3). SF: Thomas (6). SB: Hernandez (12). CS: Wood (1).

Wichita State

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Heuer L,5-4

21/3

0

3

3

4

5

Killgore

1

1

4

3

2

1

Keller

12/3

1

1

1

1

2

Lungwitz

1

1

1

1

2

1

McGinness

1

2

0

0

0

0

Tyler

1

0

0

0

0

2

Central Florida

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Finfrock W,5-0

51/3

4

2

2

3

5

Hepple

11/3

1

1

1

3

1

Ward S,2

1/3

0

0

0

0

0

WP: Heuer (3), Hepple (2). HBP: Ritter (by Finfrock), Hernandez (by Killgore). PB: Troutwine (2). T: 3:52. A: 1,250.

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