WSU Shockers Storm Back to Beat Braves, 7-5

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Wichita State baseball team battled back from a five run deficit to beat Bradley 7-5 in game one of a three-game series
on Friday at Eck Stadium.

After struggling early, the Shockers got on the board in the bottom of the sixth, starting with a leadoff walk to Greyson Jenista. Ryan Tinkham reached on a throwing error that advanced Jenista to third, and a wild pitch allowed him to score. Gunnar Troutwine and Chase Rader hit back-to-back singles to bring in Tinkham. Alec Bohm singled to second and drove in Troutwine to close the gap 5-3.

In the seventh, Mikel Mucha and Luke Ritter reached on two straight walks and Jenista drove in Mucha with a double to right center. Another BU throwing error allowed Ritter to score, and Troutwine’s sacrifice fly brought in Jenista to give the Shockers a 6-5 lead.

Bohm led off the eighth with a single to center field and Travis Young came in as the pinch runner. Young advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt and scored on a throwing error for the final score 7-5.

The Shockers were led offensively by Jenista who went 2-for-4 with a double and one RBI.

Wichita State and Bradley will play game two on Saturday at Eck Stadium. First pitch is set for 2 p.m.

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