TEMPE, Ariz. – Wichita State improved to 12-7 overall with a 12-9 win over Arizona State.
Tanner Dearman went 4-for-5 with four runs and two RBI, while Garrett Bayliff went 2-for-5 with two RBI, a double and a triple.
Reliever Aaron LaBrie earned the win. He pitched three innings and gave up one earned run on two hits with a strikeout. Foster Vielock picked up his fifth save.
Tanner Dearman doubled down the right field line to lead off the first and moved to third on a sacrifice bunt from Dayne Paker. Dearman scored on a ground out to second base by Casey Gillaspie to give the Shocks an early 1-0 lead.
The Sun Devils used a two-out rally to take the lead in the bottom of the first. With two outs, Nathaniel Causey walked and moved to second on a single to left field from Brian Serven. Causey scored after a ball dropped in left-center for Christopher Beall and Serven and Beall both scored on a single to left field by Dalton Dinatale for a 3-1 lead.
The Shockers answered with three runs in the second. Tyler Baker led off with a double to right field and moved to third on a single to left field from Micah Green. Baker scored on a sacrifice fly from Erik Harbutz and after Green moved to second on a ground out, he scored on a single to left field from Dearman to tie the game at three. Parker walked with two outs and Gillaspie singled up the middle to drive in Dearman and give the Shocks a 4-3 lead.
WSU added on two more in the third. Baker singled to right field with one out and scored on double to centerfield from Green for a 5-3 lead. Harbutz followed with a single to left field to score Green to put WSU up 6-3.
The Sun Devils used a hit by pitch, error, single and two sacrifice flies to tie it at six in the fourth.
The Shockers used two hits, an error and four walks to score five in the fifth and take an 11-6 lead.
ASU added an unearned run in the sixth and WSU used an RBI single from Parker in the seventh to take a 12-7 lead.
The Sun Devils cut the lead to 12-9 in the seventh.
The Shockers are next in action on Fri., March 21 against Missouri State at 5:30 p.m. at Eck Stadium.