Wichita State Shockers

Errors help send WSU baseball to 6-4 loss at Illinois State

Wichita State’s baseball team handed Illinois State five unearned runs and lost 6-4 on Friday in Normal, Ill.

In addition, the Shockers stranded 17 baserunners, nine in scoring position.

The end of the game was typical of WSU’s luck. Trailing 6-4, Trey Vickers and pinch-hitter Chase Rader singled to start the ninth inning. Travis Young sacrificed the runners to second and third, then Alec Bohm hit a line drive to ISU pitcher Jack Landwehr who caught it and fired to second to double up Rader, ending the game.

The Redbirds’ four-run second inning put WSU in a hole. After one out, Shocker starter Cody Tyler walked two batters, then a throwing error by Bohm loaded the bases. Tyler struck out the next batter, but walked ninth-hole hitter Brian Rodemoyer to force home the first run. Daniel Dwyer, who had half of Illinois State’s six hits, then hit a double to left, scoring three runs.

Illinois State made it 5-2 in the fourth, taking advantage of by second baseman Luke Ritter.

Bohm and Greyson Jenista singled with two outs in the first and scored on Gunnar Troutwine’s triple to give WSU a 2-0 lead. In the seventh, Troutwine singled and Zach Reding reached on an error. Dayton Dugas singled to load the bases. Josh DeBacker drew a bases-loaded walk to force in Troutwine, and Trey Vickers’ sacrifice fly pulled WSU within 5-4. However, Tanner Kirk hit a shallowed fly to right; and after Young walked, Bohm flied out to the warning track in left.

Notes – WSU batted 4 for 15 with runners on base, 4 for 11 with runners in scoring position and 2 for 10 with two outs.… Clayton McGinness (2-2, 6.89 ERA) will pitch for WSU on Saturday.… WSU has made seven errors in the last three games.… In the last 10 games, WSU is hitting .315 and averaging 5.9 runs.… In the last 15 games, Bohm is hitting .355.… Ritter’s six-game hitting streak ended as did Mikel Mucha’s six-game streak.… WSU is 2-29 when trailing after seven innings.

Wichita St.

ab

r

h

bi

bb

so

avg

Ritter 2b

4

0

0

0

0

2

.291

Kirk 2b

1

0

0

0

0

0

.250

Rader ph

1

0

1

0

0

0

.275

Mucha cf

3

0

0

0

1

2

.303

Young cf

0

0

0

0

1

0

.293

Bohm 3b

4

1

1

0

1

0

.305

Jenista 1b

4

1

2

0

1

1

.320

Troutwine c

5

1

2

2

0

3

.290

Reding dh

4

1

1

0

1

1

.314

Dugas rf

4

0

2

0

1

0

.316

DeBacker lf

2

0

1

1

3

0

.321

Vickers ss

4

0

1

1

0

0

.313

Totals

36

4

11

4

9

9

Illinois State

Dwyer lf

5

1

3

3

0

0

.267

Miller ss

4

0

1

1

0

0

.320

Beesley cf

4

0

0

0

0

0

.262

Molitor dh

4

0

0

0

0

1

.224

Kelch 2b

3

1

1

0

1

0

.278

Ramirez c

3

1

0

0

1

0

.270

Hutchnsn 3b

3

2

1

0

1

0

.246

Jar.Hndrn rf

3

0

0

0

1

2

.196

Rodemyr 1b

3

1

0

1

1

1

.191

Totals

32

6

6

5

5

4

Wichita St.

200

000

200

4 11 3

Illinois St.

040

100

10x

6 6 2

E — Bohm (9), Ritter 2 (7), Jar.Hendren (4), Miller (9). DP — Illinois St. LOB — WSU 17, Illinois St. 7. 2B — Dwyer 2 (6). 3B — Troutwine (1). S — Young (5). SF — Vickers (2). SB — DeBacker (4), Jenista (2).

Wichita State

ip

h

r

er

bb

so

era

Tyler L,3-3

6 1/3

4

6

1

4

3

4.10

Williams

 2/3

0

0

0

0

1

7.45

Jones

 2/3

2

0

0

1

0

6.00

Hayes

 1/3

0

0

0

0

0

8.60

Illinois State

Heilenbach

4 2/3

5

2

2

6

7

2.91

Sale W,2-1

1 2/3

2

2

1

2

1

4.73

Vogrin

 2/3

0

0

0

0

0

5.00

Czeszewski

 1/3

1

0

0

1

0

7.20

Landwehr S,4

2

3

0

0

0

1

2.88

WP — Heilenbach (10). HBP — Bohm (by Heilenbach). Umpires — home, Michael Droll; first, Jeff Spisak; third David Condon. T — 3:05. A — 141.

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