NEW ORLEANS, La. – Sam Tewes struck out a career-high seven batters to lead Wichita State to a 10-3 win over Tulane in the final game of a three-game series.
Tewes went a career-high eight innings and allowed just one run on three hits with no walks and seven strikeouts.
Zair Koeiman went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a home run, while Tyler Baker and Micah Green each went 1-for-4 with two RBI.
The Shockers got on the board in the top of the third. With one out, Zair Koeiman singled to left field and Tanner Dearman’s hit and run single through the left side scored Koeiman after an error on the Tulane left fielder. With two outs, Garrett Bayliff singled up the middle to score Dearman and give the Shocks an early 2-0 lead.
WSU added on three more in the sixth. Bayliff reached on an error to lead off the inning and a walk to Casey Gillaspie put runners at first and second. With one out, Tyler Baker doubled off the right field wall to score Bayliff for a 3-0 lead. Micah Green followed with a single to centerfield to score Gillaspie and Baker to put the Shocks up 5-0.
Dearman reached on a two-base error with one out in the seventh and after stealing second, he scored on a ground ball from Daniel Kihle to increase the lead to 6-0.
The Green Wave spoiled the shutout with a run in the seventh. Jake Willsey led off with a double to left field and moved to third on a fly ball. He scored on a sacrifice fly from Andrew Garner to cut the lead to 6-1.
With two outs in the eighth, Green and Dayne Parker both walked and Zair Koeiman hit his first career home run to put the Shocks up 9-1.
The Shockers added their final run of the game in the ninth on a sacrifice fly from Baker and Tulane used a two bases loaded walks to score two in the bottom of the ninth.
The Shockers are next in action on Tue., April 29 against Kansas at 6:30 p.m. at Eck Stadium.