Wichita State Loses Game 2 to SIU

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The Shocker baseball team fell to Southern Illinois in game two of a three-game set, 10-3, on Saturday afternoon at Eck Stadium.

Mitch Mormann pitched 4.2 innings for Wichita State, allowing three runs on five hits, and striking out four in a no decision effort.

Erik Harbutz went 1-for-3 with a double.

The Shockers took an early lead in the first when Don Lambert hit a two-out single, stole second, and then scored when Johnny Coy reached on a throwing error by Donny Duschinsky.

Bob Arens added to the Shocker lead in the next inning when he hit a single that scored Erik Harbutz and put Wichita State up, 2-0.

In the third inning, Kevin Hall singled to lead off inning, then scored three batters later when Johnny Coy grounded out to third base to put the Shockers up, 3-0.

The Salukis tied the game in the fifth. Jordan Sivertson led-off the inning with a solo homerun, then, later in the inning, Jake Welch tripled to score Brock Harding and Nick Johnson and tie the score at three.

A five-run sixth would put Southern Illinois in the lead, 8-3. Brock Harding started the scoring when he singled to right-center to score Jordan Sivertson and Austin Montgomery. Three batters later, Rennie Troggio tripled to plate Harding and Nick Johnson. The final run of the inning came in the next at-bat when Jake Welch doubled down the left-field line to score Troggio.

The Salukis added one more in the seventh and ninth to go up, 10-3.

The Shockers are back in action for the final game of the series against Southern Illinois on Sunday at Eck Stadium. First pitch is set for 1:00 p.m.

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