Shocks Take Down Wildcats, 9-7, In 15 Innings

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April 24, 2012

A.J. Ladwig earned the win to improve to 3-1. He pitched five shutout innings and did not allow a hit as he struck out two.

Dayne Parker finished 4-for-6, while Lambert went 2-for-6 with four RBI. Ryan Hege went 2-for-6 with three RBI.

Erik Harbutz led off the second inning with a single through the left side to extend his career-best hitting streak to nine games. Don Lambert then homered to right field to give the Shocks an early 2-0 lead.

The Wildcats cut the lead to 2-1 with a run in the second inning. Wade Hinkle led off with a walk and moved to second on a wild pitch. He moved to third on a groundout to second and scored on a groundout to short.

The Shockers led off the third inning with a single from Dayne Parker, a walk to Johnny Coy, a single by Casey Gillaspie, a double by Harbutz, a walk to Lambert and a single by Ryan Hege to take a 6-1 lead.

A two-run home run from Jared King cut the lead to 6-3 in the fourth and the Wildcats scored four in the sixth including a three-run home run from Dan Klein to take a 7-6 lead.

Hege's solo home run in the eighth tied the game at seven and WSU won it with two runs in the 15th on a double from Lambert.

The Shockers are next in action on Fri., April 27 when they host Dallas Baptist at 6:30 p.m.

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