Courtesy: Wichita State
Shocks Come Back to Beat Braves, 8-6
Courtesy:Wichita State
Release:05/19/2011
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PEORIA, Ill. - Wichita State used a season-high four home runs to come back and defeat Bradley 8-6 in game one of a three-game series.

Chris O'Brien went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a home run, while Johnny Coy went 2-for-5 with two RBI, a double and a home run.

Reliever Cale Elam earned the win.  He pitched 1.2 shutout innings to improve to 4-1 on the year.

Kevin Hall hit his third home run of the season in the first inning to give the Shocks a 1-0 lead.

The Braves tied the game with a run in the second.  Jerrod Eigsti singled with one out and then scored on a double by Jason Leblebijian.

BU used three singles in the third to take a 2-1 lead and then in the fourth scored three unearned runs off Lowell to go in front 5-1.

After a one out walk to Kevin Hall in the sixth, Chris O'Brien homered to left field to cut the lead to 5-3.  With two outs, Preston Springer then homered to right field to make the score 5-4.

The Braves got a run back with a home run from Rob Elliott in the sixth to go up 6-4, but a two-run home run from Johnny Coy tied the game at six in the eighth.

The Shockers loaded the bases in the ninth with one out, but needed a Bradley error with two outs to score two runs and take the 8-6 lead.

The Shockers and the Braves will finish the series on Fri., May 20 with a doubleheader starting at 10 a.m.

-Wichita State-

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