Illinois State pitching tallied eight strikeouts in the loss.
Dan Savas worked three scoreless innings with three strikeouts
for a no-decision and Brock Stewart fired a career-best five
scoreless innings with five strikeouts. David Suarez (3-2)
allowed two runs in the ninth inning for the loss. A.J. Ladwig
pitched seven scoreless for a no-decision for Wichita State and
Aaron LaBrie (5-2) tossed the final two for the win.
Wichita State threatened in the first inning but did not score
versus Savas. The Shockers put two on with one out, but Savas
retired Dayne Parker and Chase Simpson to end the threat. WSU
loaded the bases with one out in the third inning, before Savas
induced a 1-2-3 double play to end the threat.
Ladwig was perfect for 4.1 innings before Stewart knocked a
one-out single to give Illinois State its first base runner of
Stewart worked perfect innings in the fourth, fifth, seventh and
Wichita State scored a pair of runs on three hits in the ninth
inning to secure the win.
The series continues Friday night with a 6:00 p.m. first pitch
from Duffy Bass Field.
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