WICHITA, Kan. - Wichita State scored eight runs on 12 hits and Cale Elam struck out a career-high eight in an 8-1 win over Texas-Pan American.
Elam went six innings and gave up one run on two hits with two walks and eight strikeouts. Taylor Doggett went 4-for-5 with an RBI, while Tyler Baker and Garrett Bayliff each drove in two.
The Broncs used a walk, a wild pitch and two ground outs to score a run in the first, but the Shockers answered with four runs in the third. Dayne Parker and Tanner Dearman both singled with one out and Parker scored on a two-out single from Taylor Doggett to tie the score at one. After a walk to Casey Gillaspie loaded the bases, Tyler Baker worked a walk to drive in Dearman for a 2-1 lead. Garrett Bayliff then singled to left field to drive in two more for a 4-1 lead.
WSU tacked on another run in the fifth. Doggett led off with a single and scored on a double from Gillaspie to make the score 5-1.
Doggett led off the seventh with a double, moved to third on a grounder from Gillaspie and scored on a sac fly from Baker for a 6-1 lead.
The Shockers added two more in the eighth for the 8-1 win.