WICHITA -- Tobin Mateychick pitched five hitless innings in his debut as the Wichita State University baseball team moved to 5-0 on the season following a 5-2 win over North Dakota University Wednesday afternoon.
North Dakota drops to 0-2 on the season.
Mateychick went five innings allowing only four runners to reach base via a walk. The freshman righty struck out six. TJ McGreevy finished out the game for Mateychick, allowing two unearned runs on five hits over four innings of work to pick up his second save of the season.
Kevin Hall was the hitting star of the game for the Shockers as he went 3-for-4 with two runs scored, two RBI and his first career home run. Nate Goro collected his second hit of the year, his first collegiate home run, a two-run blast over the left-center field fence.
Chris O'Brien got the start behind the plate for WSU, doubling to left in three trips to the plate and scoring once.
Third baseman Aaron Cook had two hits in four trips to the plate for UND with a run scored and an RBI.
WSU pushed a run across in the bottom of the first as Hall led off the inning with a bunt single and came around to score on an RBI single by Preston Springer.
Goro helped put the home team up by three with his two run blast in the bottom of the second, scoring O'Brien.
Fighting Sioux starting pitcher Sam Anderson settled down and held the Shockers scoreless for the next four innings to keep the visiting team close.
Anderson allowed four runs on six hits over 6 2/3 innings.
The Shockers were able to cushion their lead in the home half of the seventh inning as Hall hit the second offering from reliever David Spies over the left-field fence to give WSU a 5-0 lead.
NDU scratched across two runs in the top half of the ninth on two WSU errors before McGreevy was able to get the final out on a grounder to McKeever.
Springer was 1-for-4 with an RBI for WSU.
The Shockers will be off on Thursday before returning to action on Friday, Mar. 5, when they host Florida Gulf Coast for a weekend series. First pitch on Friday is scheduled for 3 p.m.