PEORIA, Ill. – Wichita State used a four-run third on the way to an 8-5 win over Bradley in the final game of the series.
Starter Cody Tyler went seven innings and gave up five runs on seven hits with one walk and seven strikeouts.
With one out in the third, Jordan Boyer singled and scored on Greyson Jenista‘s home run for a 2-0 Shocker lead. Luke Ritter and Alec Bohm followed with singles that put runners on the corners. Willie Schwanke‘s groundout brought home Ritter and Noah Croft‘s single scored Bohm for a 4-0 lead.
The Shockers used a two-out rally to add to the lead in the fourth. With two outs, Boyer walked and Jenista followed with a double down the first base line to score Boyer. Jenista came around to score on a BU error to increase the lead to 6-0.
Andy Shadid hit a homer in the fifth and Derek Bangert hit one in the sixth to cut the Shocker lead to 6-2.
Ritter and Bohm hit back-to-back doubles to lead off the seventh and increase the Shocker lead to 7-2.
The Braves used a walk and three hits to score three runs in the seventh and cut the lead to 7-5.
Ritter’s RBI single in the eighth put the Shockers up 8-5.
The Shockers are next in action on Wed., April 19 against Kansas at 6 p.m. at Eck Stadium.