Wildcats knock off Shocks 5-2

WICHITA, Kansas (KSNW) – In a baseball showdown between Sunflower State teams, Kansas State reeled off four runs in the first three innings and held on to beat Wichita State 5-2 on Wednesday at Eck Stadium.

Zach Reding finished 2-for-3 with two doubles, while Luke Ritter and Trey Vickers each went 2-for-4.

WSU Starter Robby Evans went two innings and gave up two runs on two hits with two walks and no strikeouts.

Kansas State struck first in the top of the second. Tyler Wolfe walked with one out and moved to third on a single from Cade Bunnell. Quintin Crandall’s sacrifice bunt scored Wolfe and Bunnell scored on Michael Smith’s single.

The Shocks got on the board in the bottom of the third. Ritter led off with a single and moved to third on a double by Alec Bohm. He crossed the plate on a sac fly by Gunnar Troutwine to close the gap to 4-1.

Reding led off the seventh with a double and pinch runner Bret Fehr scored on a single by Vickers to pull WSU within 4-2.

KSU added one in the ninth for the final 5-2 score.

The Shockers open a new series on Fri., May 6 against Indiana State at Eck Stadium at 6:30 p.m.

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