Shockers drop tournament opener

Missouri Valley Conference (KSN File Photo)
Missouri Valley Conference (KSN File Photo)

NORMAL, Illinois – – Cody Forsythe pitched a complete game as the Southern Illinois Salukis beat the Wichita State Shockers 5 to 1 on the first day of the Missouri Valley Conference baseball tournament.

The Shockers could not any runners in scoring position from the second through the eighth inning.

Forsythe registered seven strikeouts.

Wichita State opened the scoring in the second inning when Mikel Mucha doubled scoring Erik Harbutz with the lone Shocker run.

SIU would plate three runs in the fourth and added an insurance run in the ninth.

Shocker starter Cale Elam gave up three runs and eight hits before departing in the fifth frame.

Wichita State will meet Creighton in an elimination game Tuesday morning at 9. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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