Wichita State Shockers

Shockers rally past UCF in ninth 5-4

Pinch-runner Jacob Katzfey sped home on a slow roller by Greyson Jenista in the ninth to enable Wichita State to rally past host Central Florida 5-4 on Saturday.

With the scored tied at 4, Hunter Gibson opened the ninth with a single, and Katzfey came in to run. Luke Ritter hit a one-out single to enable Katzfey to go to third and set the stage for Jenista’s ground ball.

Ritter wasted no time hitting in his 16th straight game, blasting his sixth homer of the season, giving WSU (28-13, 5-9) a 1-0 lead.

However, UCF (28-15, 8-9) scored four in the bottom of the first, sparked by Rylan Thomas’ 11th homer of the season.

Dayton Dugas’ fifth homer of the season brought WSU to within one, 4-3, in the second.

The Shockers tied it in the sixth when Alex Jackson, who was 0 for 5 in the series, hit a two-out single in the sixth, driving in Gunnar Troutwine.

Tyler Davis started for WSU, going a career-high six innings, walking one and striking out five.

Cody Tyler, Adam Keller and Chandler Sanburn pitched the seventh, eighth and ninth, respectively. The trio retired nine straight, striking out four.

Notes: WSU is 9-9 in road games. . . . It was the Shockers 14 come-from-behind win. . . . When WSU scores first, it is 19-2; and when the Shocks hit a homer, they are 24-4. . . . WSU has 42 homers in 41 games. . . . Ritter is hitting .316 in his hitting streak (24 of 76). . . . Travis Young, who had two hits, is 8 for 21 in his last six games for a .381 average. . . . Liam Eddy (6-2, 3.66 ERA) will pitch for WSU on Sunday in the rubber game.

Wichita St.

ab

r

h

bi

Cent. Fla.

ab

r

h

bi

Ritter 2b-rf

5

1

2

1

Beaver dh

4

1

2

0

Jenista 1b

4

0

1

1

Alejo cf

4

0

1

0

Bohm 3b

5

0

1

0

Thomas 1b

4

1

1

2

Trtwn c

4

1

0

0

Osik lf

2

1

0

0

Vickers ss

4

1

1

0

Mika 2b

4

1

1

0

Dugas rf

3

1

1

2

Webb 3b

4

0

1

0

Boyer 2b

1

0

0

0

Wood rf

4

0

1

1

Jackson lf

4

0

1

1

Hrnndz ss

3

0

0

0

Gibson dh

4

0

1

0

Rbrtsn ph

1

0

0

0

Katzfey pr

0

1

0

0

Heiser c

3

0

0

0

Young cf

4

0

2

0











Totals

38

5

10

5

Totals

33

4

7

3

Wichita St.

120

001

001

5 10 3

C. Florida

400

000

000

4 7 2

E: Dugas (2), Troutwine 2 (4), Webb 2 (7). DP: WSU, UCF. LOB: WSU 7, UCF 4. HR: Ritter (6), Dugas (5), Thomas (11). SB: Young (10), Katzfey (3), Wood (6), Alejo (20).

Wichita State

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Davis

6

7

4

3

1

5

Tyler

1

0

0

0

0

1

Keller W,1-0

1

0

0

0

0

1

Sanburn S,7

1

0

0

0

0

2

Central Florida

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Williams

7

8

4

3

1

6

Montgomery L,3-4

2

2

1

1

0

4

HBP: Osik (by Davis). T: 2:56. A: 109.

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