Courtesy: Wichita State
BSB: Ladwig Shines as Shocks Beat ORU, 8-1
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WICHITA, Kan. - Erik Harbutz drove in three runs and A.J. Ladwig carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning to help the Shockers defeat Oral Roberts by a score of 8-1. 

The win improved the Shockers record to 6-4 in 2013. Wichita State finished with 12 hits and one error.

Ladwig pitched 6.2 innings allowing just one run on two hits.  He struck out four batters and issued just one walk.  With the win, Ladwig improved to 2-1 on the season.

Phillip Wilson suffered the loss for the Golden Eagles (5-6). He allowed four runs (one earned) in two-thirds of an inning to fall to 0-1 on the season.

Ladwig retired the side in order in the first inning with a pair of groundouts and a strikeout. The sophomore retired the first eight batters he faced.

The Shockers scored the games first run in the third. Dayne Parker singled to lead off the inning. Casey Gillaspie drove in Parker on a grounder to third that resulted in an error.

Later in the inning, Garrett Bayliff scored on a Johnny Coy sacrifice fly. Bayliff reached base on an infield single.

With two on and two out, Erik Harbutz slugged a double off the right field wall to knock in Gillaspie and Tyler Baker. The Shockers led 4-0 after three.

Following a third inning walk, Ladwig responded by retiring the next seven batters he faced. Logan Domenico broke up the no-hitter with a single to right in the sixth inning.

Oral Roberts threatened in the sixth with runners at the corners, but Ladwig responded by getting back-to-back popouts to Parker to escape the inning with the shutout intact.

The Golden Eagles got on the board in the seventh inning. Matt Brandy doubled to lead off the inning. He came home on a Chris Williams RBI groundout.

WSU added some insurance in the seventh. Bayliff began the inning with a single. Tyler Baker picked up his eighth RBI of the season when he chased home Bayliff with a single of his own.

Two batters later, Harbutz plated Gillaspie with a base knock. Harbutz finished the day 2-for-3 with three RBIs.

Baker came around to score on a Micah Green single. A three-run seventh gave the Shockers a 7-1 lead.

In the eighth inning, the Shockers tacked on another run. Cody Bobbit walked and later scored on the third error of the game by Oral Roberts.

Aaron LaBrie pitched 2.1 innings of hitless baseball to close out the Golden Eagles, who finished with one run on just two hits. They made three errors in the game.

Wichita State has now won six of its last seven games. The Shockers will host the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks tomorrow, Wed. March 6. The game is scheduled to start at 3 p.m.

-Wichita State-

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