Shockers Trek to Cincinnati for 4-Sport Sequence

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Game 1: Wichita State (19-12, 7-4 Americans) in Cincinnati (16-17, 5-7 Americans)
Friday, April 23rd | 12 p.m. CT | Cincinnati, Ohio (UC Ballpark)
TV: ESPN + | Radio: KFH 97.5 FM / 1240 AM

Game 2: Wichita State in Cincinnati
Friday, April 23rd | 3 p.m. CT | Cincinnati, Ohio (UC Ballpark)
TV: ESPN + | Radio: KFH 97.5 FM / 1240 AM

Game 3: Wichita State in Cincinnati
Saturday, April 24th | 3 p.m. CT | Cincinnati, Ohio (UC Ballpark)
TV: ESPN + | Radio: KFH 97.5 FM / 1240 AM

Game 4: Wichita State in Cincinnati
Sunday, April 25th | 10 a.m. CT | Cincinnati, Ohio (UC Ballpark)
TV: ESPN + | Radio: KFH 97.5 FM / 1240 AM

SCENE SETTER: Wichita State Baseball (19-12, 7-4 Americans) will be looking to get back on track when it travels to Cincinnati, Ohio, April 23-25 ​​for a four-game American Athletic Conference series against to contest the Cincinnati Bearcats (16-). 17, 5-7 Americans) at UC Baseball Stadium. The series is slated to open with a double header (12 noon ET) on Friday, April 23rd at 12 p.m. (1:00 p.m. ET) before a single game takes place on Saturday, April 24 at 3:00 p.m. (4:00 p.m. ET) and the series finale will take place at 10 a.m. CT (11 a.m. ET) Sunday April 25.

SHOCKER BASEBALL ON THE RADIO AND ESPN PLUS: KFH 97.5 FM / 1240 AM will air the series in Cincinnati. “The Voice of Shockers” and Pizza Hut Shocker Sports Hall of Famer Mike Kennedy will call the action starting with the pregame show approximately 20 minutes before the first field … All four games at Cincinnati will be broadcast live on ESPN Plus … Live audio and live statistics will be available for all games on GoShockers .com / listen and ShockerStats.com.

SERIES HISTORY: The four-game series in Cincinnati will mark meetings seven through ten from 2018. The Bearcats lead the series 5-1. The last time the two teams met was during the 2019 season, when WSU lost three games in Cincinnati, Ohio, 5-1, 11-9 and 10-4. The Shockers’ only win over the Bearcats was a 9-1 win at Wichita in 2018.

SHOCK ADVICE: The Shockers start the week with an overall record of 19-12 and stand at The American 7-4 after losing three games in Tulane from April 16-18 in New Orleans Corrigan Bartlett (.367 avg., 26 R, 44 H, 8 2B, 2 HR, 25 RBI, 10 BB, .483 SLG%, .412 OB%, 3 SB), junior infielder Paxton Wallace (.331 average, 29 R, 40 H, 8 2B, 1 3B, 7 HR, 32 RBI, 12 BB, .587 SLG%, .391 OB%), junior outfielder Hunter Gibson (.317 average, 12 R, 26 H, 5 2B, 2 HR, 16 RBI, .451 SLG%, 13 BB, .429 OB%), second outfielder David VanVooren (.308 average, 16 R, 20 H, 3 2B, 13 RBI, 8 SB) and second infielder Jack Sigrist (.302 Avg, 28 R, 39 H, 7 2B, 3 3B, 1 HR, 13 RBI, 13 BB, .372 OB%, 11 SB) … Bartlett (fourth) and Wallace (eighth) are both into the Top-10 in the conference on the batting average, while Sigrist is fourth in stolen bases … On the hill, the WSU is led by newcomer RHP Jace Kaminska (3-0, 1.07 ERA, 1 CG, 25.1 IP, 21 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 10 BB, 22 SO), Junior RHP Liam Eddy (3-5, 4.61 ERA, 56.2 IP, 54 H, 34 R, 29 ER, 12 BB, 58 SO), Redshirt in the second year RHP Ryan Stuempfig (5-0, 1.48 ERA, 24.1 IP, 16 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 14 BB, 14 SO), Senior RHP Preston Snavely (3-2, 3.83 ERA, 42.1 IP, 38 H, 21 R, 18 ER, 13 BB, 33 SO) and in the second year RHP Aaron Haase (0-1, 1.76 ERA, 7 SV, 15.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 15 SO) … Haase leads the American and is the 11th in parades in the country while Eddy paces up and down in innings and is third in strikeouts … As a team, Wichita State hits .279 (second in American) with an ERA of 4.32 (third in American) and 0.978 field percentage (second in American).

SCOUTING CINCINNATI: Cincinnati goes into the week at 16-17 a week and 5-7 at The American, after winning three of four games in Memphis April 16-18 … The Bearcats swept away on April 16-10 6th And 11.-3. April a double header before they fell in. Game three April 17th, 7-5, and the series finale April 18th, 8-4 … In 33 games, Cincinnati is pounded by junior outfielder on the plate Paul Komistek (.390 avg., 17 R, 32 H, 5 2B, 5 HR, 25 RBI, .634 SLG%, .500 OB%, 17 BB), senior infielder Jace Mercer (.359 Aug., 23 R, 42 H, 4 2B, 1 3B, 6 HR, 17 RBI, .564 SLG%, .465 OB%, 16 BB, 14 SB), Senior Infielder Wyatt Stapp (0.306 average, 12 R, 30 H, 6 2B, 2 HR, 20 RBI, 0.358 OB%, 4 SB), junior infielder Griffin Merritt (.301 average, 27 R, 34 H, 7 2B, 2 3B, 6 HR, 22 RBI, .558 SLG%, .391 OB%, 15 BB, 3 SB) and newcomer outfielder Cole Harting (.284 average, 27 R, 33 H, 7 2B, 8 HR, 25 RBI, .552 SLG%, .354 OB%, 12 BB, 10 SB) … Komistek leads the American in base percentage and ranked second in the batting average and fourth place in punch percentage, while Mercer is third in base percentage and fifth in batting average … Mercer was inducted into the weekly AAC list of honors this week … On the hill, the Bearcats are run by older left-handers Garrett Schönle (3-1, 4.78 ERA, 43.1 IP, 45 H, 26 R, 23 ER, 16 BB, 58 SO) and Dean McCarthy (2-3, 5.80 ERA, 45.0 IP, 42 H, 32 R, 29 ER, 28 BB, 45 SO) and second year right-handed Zach Segal (2-3, 5.45 ERA, 2 SV, 34.2 IP, 35 H, 21 R, 21 ER, 15 BB, 26 SO) … Schönle was inducted into the American Weekly Honor Roll this week and ranks third in the Conference on strike … Cincinnati is under the direction of the season four head coach Scott Googins.

Shock in the RPI: Wichita State enters the four-game series in Cincinnati at number 63 in the NCAA Division I’s latest baseball RPI. The Shockers are the second-highest team in The American in the RPI, just behind ECU, which checks in in sixth place. Tulane is the only other team in the American Athletic Conference in the top 100 and ranks 78th.

GLOVE WORK: The WSU’s field percentage of 0.978 ranks second in the conference and is the 24th highest in NCAA Division I baseball.

RECORD BREAKER: Corrigan Bartlett Set a new Wichita State single game record with three victim flies in the Shockers banned game April 17-18 in Tulane. The previous record was two, last set by Jordan Boyer in 2019.

RIVERFRONT MAGIC: The Shockers opened Riverfront Stadium – the new stadium in downtown Wichita and home of the Wichita Wind Surge minor league team – on Saturday April 10 with a 10-1 win over Houston. Paxton Wallace hit the first homer in the history of the new stadium with a towering two-run shot in the lower right corner of the first Hunter Gibson smashed the first Grand Slam in stadium history in the fifth inning. On the hill, Jace Kaminska turned the first full game for a WSU freshman since 2009, going the full nine and allowing a deserved run with a career height of seven Ks. The announced attendance of 7,509 was the seventh largest amount in WSU baseball history and the 20th largest Crowd in NCAA Division I in 2021.

CLOSE THE DOOR: Sophomore right-handed Aaron Haase leads the American and is 11th in the latest NCAA national statistic with seven saves in 11 appearances in 2021. Haase has an ERA of 1.76 and has three earned runs with six hits with 15 strikeouts and a walk in 15 1 / 3 innings allowed.

STEADY STUEMPFIG: Redshirt in the second year RHP Ryan Stuempfig leads the Shockers and The American with five wins on the hill this season. Stuempfig is 5-0 in 14 relief appearances and 24 1/3 innings with an ERA of 1.48.

EARLY RESULTS: The Shockers beat their opponents 26-13 in the first inning of the season. If the WSU is on the board in the first round, they are 11-3. Overall, Wichita State is 14-6 when they score the first goal in games.

Notable stripes: Based: Jack Sigrist has bottomed out in 25 consecutive competitions … Beat: Hunter Gibson is on a team’s best eight-game series while Corrigan Bartlett has a seven-game streak and Sigrist has at least one hit in his last six games.

THREE GO: Wichita State leads The American in 31 games and ranks 17th in the country with 11 points. Jack Sigrist leads the team, ranks 15th in the country and ranks first in the conference with three points Cut cornblum and Ross Cadena are tied for fourth place in The American with two triples each, and Garrett Kocis, Chuck Ingram, Seth straw and Paxton Wallace Everyone has a triple.

TWO TURNS: The Shockers are second in The American and 38th in the country in doubles with 26 in 31 games.

DO NOT RUN ON ROSS: Junior catcher Ross Cadena kicked out seven runners who tried to steal 31 games in 2021. He was added to the watch list for the Buster Posey Catcher of the Year Award 2021.

GET IT ON AND OFF THE FIELD: Preston Snavely was named as a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award 2021. The Senior CLASS Award is an abbreviation for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School® and focuses on the entire athlete. He encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities. Snavely is 3-2 with a 3.83 ERA in eight appearances and starts on the hill this season. He has only allowed 18 earned runs with 38 hits with 33 strokes in 42 1/3 innings of work going into the series in Cincinnati. Snavely graduated with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with a GPA of 3.88 in May 2020. He currently has a perfect 4.0 GPA in his pursuit of a degree in Sports Management. To qualify for the award, a student-athlete must be rated as a senior in NCAA Division I and have demonstrated remarkable performance in four areas: community, classroom, character, and competition. The 30 candidates will be narrowed down to 10 finalists in May, and those 10 names will be included in the final vote. The winner of the Senior CLASS Award will be announced during the 2021 College World Series® in June.

THE FRIENDLY LIMITED: The Shockers have a record of 848-268-2 at Eck Stadium, the home of Tyler Field, back in 1988.

ON DECK: The Shockers welcome the head of the American Athletic Conference and the most popular control device of the preseason to the Eck Stadium for a conference series with four games from April 30th to May 2nd.