WICHITA, Kan. — Johnny Coy hit 4-for-5, including two homeruns, and batted in nine runs to lead Wichita State in a 16-1 win against North Dakota Sunday at Eck Stadium.
Coy's nine RBI marked the most runs batted in for an individual Shocker player since Drew Moffitt had 10 in a May 28, 2004 game against Missouri State.
Sunday's win gave the Shockers a 4-0 series sweep of North Dakota and improved Wichita State's record to 5-3 this season. North Dakota fell to 0-4.
Kris Gardner (2-0) picked up the win on the mound for Wichita State, allowing three hits and one run in five innings and striking out two batters.
Wichita State took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Kevin Hall scored when Erik Harbutz grounded out to second base. Garrett Bayliff, who got on base on a single to left center, scored when Coy grounded out to the shortstop.
North Dakota's Jeffrey Campbell doubled to right center to score Kyle Bolander and cut the Shocker lead to one run in the top of the fourth inning.
Coy's two-run homerun in the bottom of the fourth inning pushed the Shockers ahead, 4-1. The Shockers went on to add seven more runs in the inning on Dayne Parker's two-RBI single, Hall's two-RBI single, Bayliff's two-RBI single and Coy's RBI single. Wichita State led 11-1 after four innings.
Coy added a second two-run homerun in the seventh inning for a 14-1 lead.
The Shockers improved to 69-0 at home all-time in the month of February.
The Shockers next travel to Hawaii for a four-game series, starting at 10:35 p.m. March 1. Wichita State then returns home for a 20-game homestand, which opens at 6:30 p.m. March 6 against UT-Arlington.
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