OMAHA, Neb. - Kris Gardner and Cale Elam combined for a six-hit shutout as Wichita State defeated Creighton 2-0 in game two of a three-game series.
Kris Gardner threw six shutout innings and allowed six hits with two walks and two strikeouts and improved to 5-1 on the season. Cale Elam threw three shutout innings with two strikeouts to earn his ninth save.
Don Lambert went 2-for-3, while Kevin Hall went 2-for-4.
Casey Gillaspie led off the seventh inning with a double to right field and moved to third on a wild pitch. After a walk to Mikel Mucha, Ryan Hege's fly ball to left field scored Gillaspie to give the Shocks a 1-0 lead.
WSU added a run in the eighth with help from the Bluejays. Josh Halbert reached base on an error and after another Bluejay error put him at third, Dayne Parker grounded into a double play to score Halbert and put the Shocks in front 2-0.
The Shockers and Bluejays play game three of the series at 1 p.m. on Sat., May 19.