Wichita State Downs Kansas Baseball, 10-2
April 11, 2012
WICHITA, Kan. – Wichita State left fielder Taylor Doggett went 3-for-3 and scored three runs, while starting pitcher Tobin Mateychick tossed six strong innings as the Shockers defeated the Kansas Jayhawks, 10-2, Wednesday night at Eck Stadium to sweep the season series from KU.
KU fell to 12-21 on the season, while the Shockers improved to 21-15 overall. The win provided Wichita State with its first season sweep over Kansas since 2008.
The Shockers scored five runs in the first four innings and broke the game open with four runs in the seventh off the Kansas bullpen.
Sophomore center fielder Tucker Tharp led the KU offense going 2-for-4 with a double and run scored. Senior third baseman Zac Elgie extended his hitting streak to a career-high nine games with a single in the seventh inning and came around to score the Jayhawks second run.
Senior catcher James Stanfield and junior first baseman Marasco contributed the two RBIs for the Jayhawks. Stanfield drove in Tucker Tharp on a sharp single after Tharp doubled in the sixth inning. Marasco ripped an RBI double in the seventh inning, driving in Elgie.
The Jayhawks also had some brilliant plays in the field. Freshman outfielder Connor McKay recorded his team-leading fourth outfield assist and a double play when he gunned out Dayne Parker at the plate off a Casey Gillaspie fly out. It marked the team’s 11th outfield assist after only recording 13 all last season.
Kansas used five different pitchers in the game with four of them throwing over one inning. Redshirt freshman Jaydee Jurgensen provided a strong relief outing as he retired all six men that he faced in two innings of work. Junior Jordan Luvisi started the game for Kansas and worked the first two innings.
Mateychick matched the longest outing of his career by pitching six complete innings and only surrendering one run on five hits to the Jayhawks. Designated hitter Johnny Coy headed a well-rounded offensive attack by the Shockers by going 2-for-4 with three RBIs.
The Jayhawks will look to bounce back on Friday as they return to conference play against No. 2 Texas A&M at Hoglund Ballpark at 6 p.m.