Wichita State’s pitchers unleashed a strikeout parade and Hunter Gibson smacked a walk-off home run in the 13th inning as the Shockers baseball team beat Kansas, 3-2, on Wednesday.
Luke Ritter also blasted his fifth home run of the season, an opposite-field bomb in the first inning, to give Wichita State an early 2-0 lead.
Clayton McGinness at one point struck out six Kansas batters in 2 innings as the Shockers’ pitchers registered double-digit strikeouts in the first 6 innings alone.
One strike three got away from the team’s catcher, allowing a runner on base. Kansas eventually tied the game 2-2 in that inning with a 2-run single in the top of the seventh.
Neither team scored again until Gibson’s towering shot to end the game in the 13th.
Wichita State improved to 9-11 with the win. The Shockers host the Memphis Tigers in a three-game weekend series that starts Friday in their next outing.
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