OMAHA, Neb. - Wichita State clinched the No. 3 seed in the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Tournament with a 5-1 win over Creighton in the final game of the regular-season.
Johnny Coy went 4-for-5 with three runs and two doubles, while Mikel Mucha went 3-for-4 with two RBI. Erik Harbutz went 2-for-5 with two RBI and a home run.
Albert Minnis earned the win. He pitched 4.2 shutout innings in relief and allowed four hits with one walk and three strikeouts.
Johnny Coy led off the second inning with a single and advanced to third on a single through the right side by Casey Gillaspie. Mikel Mucha singled to centerfield to drive in Coy and give the Shocks a 1-0 lead. WSU failed to add to the score despite a double to the right field wall by Tyler Baker after two runners were thrown out at the plate.
CU used four singles to tie it at one in the fifth inning, but the Shockers answered in the sixth. Coy led off with a double and scored on a single by Mucha to put WSU in front 2-1.
Coy doubled with one out in the eighth and scored on a two-out single from Dayne Parker to increase the lead to 3-1.
Kevin Hall singled with one out in the ninth and scored on Erik Harbutz's second home run of the season to make the final score 5-1.
The Shockers are the No. 3 seed in next week's State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Tournament and will face No. 6 Southern Illinois at 4 p.m. on Tue., May 22 in Springfield, Mo.