May 6, 2012
Dayne Parker went 2-for-5 with two RBI, while Taylor Doggett went 1-for-3 with two RBI.
Starter A.J. Ladwig improved to 4-1 with the win. He went six innings and gave up two runs on seven hits with no walks and one strikeout. Albert Minnis earned the save with three shutout innings in relief.
The Shockers took their first lead in the series with a runs in the third inning. With one out, Josh Halbert reached on an error and scored on a triple to right-centerfield by Erik Harbutz. Dayne Parker singled up the middle to score Harbutz to give WSU a 2-0 lead. Parker advanced to second on a balk and after a walk to Don Lambert, both runners advanced on a throwing error by the pitcher on a failed pickoff attempt. Casey Gillaspie's sac fly to left field scored Parker and Micah Green doubled to left field to bring home Lambert for a 4-0 lead.
WSU used a two-out rally to add to the lead in the sixth inning. Mikel Mucha singled with two outs and after a walk to Tyler Baker, Taylor Doggett tripled to left-centerfield to put the Shocks in front 6-0.
The Sycamores got on the board in the sixth inning. Owen Conway singled with one out and scored on a double by Jeremy Lucas. After Baker picked Lucas off of second base, Rob Ort homered to right field to cut the lead to 6-2.
WSU tacked on two runs in the ninth. After a leadoff walk to Doggett, Halbert sacrificed him to second and a two-out single from Parker brought home Doggett to give the Shocks a 7-2 lead. Lambert then doubled to right field to score Parker for an 8-2 advantage.