WICHITA, Kan. – The Shockers played an undefeated series against UT Arlington. However, this does not mean that the weekend was lacking in any action-filled moments. The series took place at home between 3/9-3/11. The first game was won 12-3, the second 5-1, and the last and closest 5-4.
In the first game against the Mavericks, Wichita gained the lead early and continued to gain and gain until the very end, winning while up by nine. Greyson Jenista, a potential first-round draft pick, hit his very first career grand slam. Along with this, it is the Shockers’ fifth Grand Slam of the season.
On Saturday’s game, the Shockers won with ease by four points. Jordan Boyer, a junior from Oklahoma City, hit a home run. The Shockers were in the lead for the entirety of the game. With this game, they also won the series.
In the final game on Sunday, the Shockers had a closer game, only winning by one point. The Shockers were in the lead all the way until the seventh inning, with the Mavericks up 4-3. By the eighth inning, the Shockers were tied with UT Arlington. Finally, all the way into a tenth inning, the Shockers were able to break free. In a play that seemed almost textbook in its simplicity, Gunnar Troutwine of Prairie Village, KS, hit a single to the right side. Dugas ran home and allowed the Shockers to win 5-4. Celebration rang and the Shockers ended undefeated in the series.
The Shockers will play Missouri on Tuesday, March 13, in Columbia, and Creighton in a three-game series in Omaha March 16-18.