WICHITA, Kan. — Wichita State completed a doubleheader sweep of Creighton Baseball on Friday evening with a 4-3 win in the nightcap.
Just as it did in the opener, a 7-5 win, Wichita State (5-5) took the lead for good with a four-run sixth inning and never looked back.
Denson Hull took a shutout into the sixth inning while holding the Shockers to just two hits, before Wichita State rallied. The Shockers had their first four men reach base, and all four would come around to score. The big blow was a two-run double by Paxton Wallace, who later scored the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly. That ended Hull’s (0-1) evening after the senior southpaw tied his career-high with 5.2 innings of work, yielding four hits and four runs.
The Shocker comeback came after Creighton’s offense finally broke through in the sixth inning. Singles by Isaac Collins and Parker Upton, followed by an errant pickoff attempt from Shocker hurler Preston Snavely, helped put a pair of men in scoring position for Bluejay junior Will Robertson. Robertson doubled home Collins as the ball slipped out of the glove on a diving attempt from Shocker centerfielder Jacob Katzfey. The Jays made it 2-0 on a sac fly to center off the bat of Jake Holton, then chased Snavely after Jack Strunc singled home Robertson to make it 3-0. Shocker reliever Liam Eddy escaped Snavely’s jam and threw the final 3.2 innings to improve to 2-1.
Creighton put the tying run on in each of the final three innings but could not convert while finishing 3-for-13 on the day with runners on base.
Strunc led Creighton (5-3) with three hits, while Wegner singled twice in the nightcap. Both men had five hits during the doubleheader.
The contest was the final game of an abbreviated series, as the teams played twice today and have called off the rest of the series due to inclement weather that’s headed to Wichita.
A decision on the location of Creighton’s series next weekend at Purdue will be made in the coming days, as the home series vs. Northern Colorado scheduled for March 5-6 has already been cancelled.