Rob Musgrave threw a complete game shutout Friday night against Illinois State.
WICHITA, Kan.- Wichita State's (45-17, 19-4) offense offered up 13 hits and starter Rob Musgrave threw nine scoreless innings in the 7-0 shutout of Illinois State (20-31, 8-15).
Musgrave scattered five hits and walked no one while striking out seven an improving to 8-2.
The junior lefty struck out the first batter of the game, but hit Matt Bolt with a wild pitch before sitting down 11 consecutive batters. Musgrave allowed his first hit in the top of the fifth as Jesse Griswold and Kyle O’Brien managed singles to lead off the inning. The Carbondale, Kan. native faced the minimum number of batters in six of his nine innings.
After Wichita State had left doubles stranded at second in both the second and third inning, the Shockers broke through in the bottom of the fourth. Damon Sublett drew a lead-off walk and Matt Brown followed with a line drive to shallow center field. Conor Gillaspie drove in the Shockers’ first run with a double in the left-center gap. Josh Workman had a two RBI single up the middle, but was erased on the base path for the first out. Tyler Hill got on board with a walk and Tyler Weber also found the hole in left-center for an RBI. Dusty Coleman lined into shallow center field for a base hit, then distracted the fielders in a run down that allowed Weber to score from third, giving WSU a comfortable 5-0 lead.
Sublett added one in the fifth inning with a solo homerun to right field, the junior’s fifth of the year.
Workman led off the seventh inning with a single, continued to second on a stolen base and came home on a Weber hit. Weber led the Shockers’ offensive drive, going 3-for-4 with a run and two RBI.