WICHITA, Kan.- The Wichita State baseball team scored runs in each of the first four innings on their way to a 12-4 victory over Alcorn State on Tuesday night at Eck Stadium.
Mitch Mormann got the win for the Shockers, pitching three innings, allowing one run on four hits and striking out two. He is now 3-2 on the season.
Don Lambert went 3-for-3 at the plate with an RBI. He was a homerun away from hitting for the cycle. Aaron Rea went 2-for-2 with two RBI.
Wichita State got on the board quickly in the bottom of the first when Don Lambert and Johnny Coy scored on back-to-back walks to put the Shockers up, 2-0.
The Braves answered with one run in the second inning when Angel Rosa led off the inning with a triple, then scored on a fielder's choice off the bat of Justin Perales.
The Shockers would add one run in the second, third and fourth innings to push the score to 5-1.
Alcorn State came back with one run in each of the fifth and sixth innings to put the score at 5-3.
In their half of the sixth, the Shockers would add three more runs to answer the Braves yet again. After Josh Halbert walked to leadoff the inning and Taylor Doggett singled, Kevin Hall singled to score Halbert. Then, two batters later, Johnny Coy struck out swinging but reached base on a wild pitch that scored Doggett. The last Shocker run of the inning would come when Aaron Rea singled to center field to score Hall and put Wichita State up, 8-3.
Wichita State had another big inning in the seventh. The first two runs were scored on wild pitches by Alcorn State pitcher Kevin Gonzalez. Then, Casey Gillaspie doubled to left-center to score Don Lambert. In the next at-bat, Aaron Rae singled to plate Gillaspie, and put the Shockers up 12-3.
The Braves plated one in the eighth inning to put the score at 12-4.
The Shockers are back in action on Wednesday night against Alcorn State at Eck Stadium. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m.