Wichita State Shockers

Shockers let eight-run lead vanish, lose to Sam Houston State 15-11

Wichita State baseball let two leads get away in a 15-11 loss to Sam Houston State on Friday at Eck Stadium.

The Shockers led 9-1 going into the sixth inning, but the Bearkats rallied, scoring six runs in the inning to cut their deficit to two. Wichita State grabbed a run in the bottom of the inning to extend the lead back to three. Sam Houston State scored one run in the seventh and two more in the eighth inning – both on passed balls – to tie the game 10-10.

Ryan Tinkham homered in the bottom of the eighth to reclaim the lead for the Shockers.

WSU reliever John Hayes, who entered in the eighth inning, couldn’t close out the game. He allowed a leadoff double in the ninth then walked the next two batters. Clayton McGinness replaced Hayes and gave up a two-run double to Fregia that put Sam Houston State ahead 12-11. Chase Williams retired the first batter he faced on a groundout, but the next two hitters reached on fielder’s choice plays and two runs scored. Reagan Biechler replaced Williams and allowed a run-scoring single after an errant pickoff throw moved runners up a base.

“We got a bunch of scrappers, that’s pretty much our M.O.,” Sam Houston State coach Matt Deggs said. “… they’re pretty much impervious to the scoreboards most of the time. They’re just going to keep fighting and chip away.”

The Bearkats outscored the Shockers 14-2 in the final four innings.

“To get beat 15-11, with a 9-1 lead in the sixth inning just shows we’ve got a lot of work to do in the bullpen,” WSU coach Todd Butler said.

WSU starter Sam Tewes threw 5 1/3 innings, striking out eight and not allowing a walk. He gave up one run in the first five innings, but was charged with five of the six runs that scored in the sixth.

Wichita State had six players with at least two hits, including three-hit performances by the eight and nine hitters in the lineup, Dayton Dugas and Trey Vickers. Dugas and Luke Ritter each homered.

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SAM HOUSTON

ab

r

h

bi

bb

so

avg

Johnson cf

6

3

2

1

0

2

.347

VanDyke 2b

3

0

1

2

1

1

.333

McKnight 2b

2

2

1

1

0

0

.241

Broadbent 3b-1b

6

0

1

3

0

1

.293

Smith lf

5

1

1

0

0

1

.382

M. Odom lf

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

Grisham ph

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

Miles ph

1

0

1

1

0

0

.154

Harp lf

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

Biles dh

5

1

1

0

0

3

.250

Vasquez 3b

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

Hearn rf

5

2

4

0

0

0

.462

Benjamin rf

0

1

0

0

0

0

.000

Rahm 1b-p

4

2

2

2

1

1

.278

Rojas c

2

0

1

0

0

1

.206

Cannon c

2

2

1

1

1

1

.286

Beene ss

1

0

0

0

0

0

.161

Fregia ss

3

1

1

2

1

1

.161

Totals

45

15

17

13

4

12

WICHITA STATE

Rader 3b

6

0

2

1

0

1

.346

Ritter 2b

6

1

3

2

0

1

.417

Tinkham 1b

6

2

2

1

0

1

.343

Bohm dh

5

0

1

0

0

0

.333

Fehr pr

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

Mucha cf

3

2

1

0

1

1

.250

Troutwine c

3

3

3

1

2

0

.357

Eaton lf

2

0

0

0

0

1

.143

Jenista ph

1

0

0

0

0

0

.100

Young lf

2

0

0

0

0

0

.217

Dugas rf

5

2

3

4

0

1

.412

Vickers ss

4

1

3

2

1

0

.360

Totals

43

11

18

11

3

6

S. Houston St.

001

006

125

15 17 2

Wichita St.

021

331

010

11 18 2

E — Hearn, Rahm, Rader, Biechler. DP — SHS. LOB — SHS 8, WSU 10. 2B — Rahm (1), Biles (2), Fregia (3), Hearn (1), Troutwine (3), Vickers (2), Tinkham (5). HR — Ritter (1), Dugas (1), Tinkham (1). S — Mucha (2). SB — Johnson (3), Rojas (1). CS — Dugas (1)..

S. Houston St.

ip

h

r

er

bb

so

era

S.Odom

4 1/3

10

8

8

2

3

4.88

Woyt

3

7

3

3

0

2

5.09

Nixon

 1/3

0

0

0

1

0

7.50

Manning W,2-1

 1/3

0

0

0

0

0

4.84

Rahm

1

0

0

0

1

1

0.00

Wichita St.

Tewes

5 1/3

9

6

6

0

8

6.92

Heuer

 1/3

1

1

1

0

0

13.5

Jones

1 /3

3

3

1

2

1

1.13

Hayes L,0-2

1

2

3

3

2

1

12.5

McGinness

0

1

1

1

0

0

6.43

Williams

 1/3

0

1

0

0

0

9.86

Biechler

 2/3

1

0

0

0

0

0.00

WP — Odom 2, Jones. PB — Troutwine. HBP — Biles (by Tewes). Umpires — home, Mark Wagers; first, Josh Schepis; third, Jason Harstick. T — 3:48. A — 1,823.

Sam Houston St.

at WSU baseball

  • When: 5 p.m. Saturday
  • Where: Eck Stadium
  • Records: SHSU 4-7, WSU 3-6
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