Wichita State Shockers

Sam Hilliard’s grand slam helps Wichita State beat No. 11 Dallas Baptist

Wichita State got its first grand slam of the season, and it couldn’t have come at a better time.

Sam Hilliard hit a grand slam in the sixth to break open a close game, helping the Shockers whip No. 11 Dallas Baptist 10-3 Friday night in Duncanville, Texas.

With the score tied 3-3, Chase Rader opened the sixth by getting hit by a pitch. He was caught off first but made it successfully to second for a stolen base. Tanner Kirk followed with a single, and Trey Vickers singled Rader home with a single.

Daniel Kihle walked to load the bases and set the stage for Hilliard’s heroics.

Ryan Tinkham and Bob Arens also homered for WSU, matching a season high.

Taylor Goshen picked up the win in relief, continuing his outstanding relief pitching against Dallas Baptist. He has pitched five innings against the Patriots and has not allowed a run or a hit.

Zach Reding, who is from Dallas, scored WSU’s first run in the second. He singled and scored on Vickers’ groundout to gain a 1-1 tie.

Tinkham’s two-run homer in the fifth again tied it at 3-3.

Notes: Hilliard has hit in nine straight games, and Mikel Mucha has hit in seven straight.… DBU starter Cory Taylor and WSU starter Jeb Bargfeldt both pitched for Owasso, Okla., High.… DBU came into the game 29-2 when it scores first. Now, it is 29-3.… Chase Williams (2-4, 6.70 ERA) will pitch for WSU on Saturday.…WSU’s victory, coupled with Bradley’s loss at Missouri State, means the Shockers and Braves are tied for third in the Valley at 10-10.

Wichita State

AB

R

H

BI

BB

SO

AVG

Kihle cf

5

1

1

0

1

1

.301

Hilliard rf

4

3

1

4

1

0

.335

Tinkham 1b

4

1

3

3

1

1

.326

Mucha lf

5

0

1

0

0

2

.301

Troutwine c

4

0

1

0

0

2

.276

Arens c

1

1

1

1

0

0

.273

Reding dh

4

1

1

0

0

2

.185

Sanagorski dh

1

0

0

0

0

1

.160

Rader 3b

3

1

1

0

1

2

.242

Kirk 2b

4

1

3

0

0

0

.244

Vickers ss

5

1

1

2

0

1

.257

Totals

40

10

14

10

4

12

Dallas Baptist

Turbin 2b

3

0

0

0

0

1

.345

Duzenack ss

3

1

1

1

0

0

.286

Wall lf

4

0

2

1

1

1

.306

Salters c

3

0

0

1

2

1

.273

Duce rf

4

0

0

0

0

2

.348

Reynolds dh

4

0

0

0

0

3

.248

Lynch 1b

4

1

1

0

0

1

.280

Knight 3b

3

0

1

0

1

0

.320

Martinelli cf

2

1

0

0

1

1

.277

Sweet ph

1

0

0

0

0

0

.287

Totals

31

3

5

3

5

10

Wichita State

010

025

011

10

Dallas Baptist

100

020

000

3

E — Duce, Duzenack. LOB — WSU 9, Dallas Baptist 10. 2B — Kirk 2 (13). HR — Tinkham (9), Hilliard (6), Arens (3). S — Kirk. SF — Duzenack. SB — Rader (13), Kihle (18), Martinelli (6).

Wichita State

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

ERA

Bargfeldt

4 2/3

5

3

3

1

5

4.14

Goshen W,4-3

3 1/3

0

0

0

3

4

6.98

Biechler

1/3

0

0

0

0

0

5.54

Jones

2/3

0

0

0

1

1

8.31

Dallas Baptist

Taylor

5

7

3

3

2

4

4.23

Smith L,3-2

3

5

6

6

1

5

4.58

Wilson

1

2

1

1

1

3

4.40

WP — Bargfeldt. HBP — Duzenack, Turbin (by Bargfeldt), Rader (by Smith), Turbin (by Biechler). Umpires — home, Scott Johnson; first, Jason Blackburn; third, Bret Bruington. T — 3:14. A — 378.

Wichita State at

No. 11 Dallas Baptist

When: 2 p.m. Saturday

Where: Horner Ballpark

Records: WSU 24-30, 10-10 MVC; DBU 40-11, 14-6

Radio: KNSS, 1330-AM

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