WICHITA, Kan. (WSU) – The Shockers used three home runs to defeat Omaha 6-2, Sunday at Eck Stadium. With the win, WSU sweeps the series from the Mavericks and improves to 6-0.
Junior Connor Lungwitz went six innings, recording two strikeouts while only allowing two hits to earn his first win of the season.
Freshman Hunter Gibson hit his first home run as a Shocker in his first at-bat, pinch hitting in the seventh inning.
Alec Bohm was on the back end of back-to-back homeruns, going 2-for-3 with an RBI and a walk. The home run extended Bohm's hitting streak to eight.
Greyson Jenista went 1-for-4, with a home run and two RBI for the Shockers.
The Shockers exploded for five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Jacob Katzfey started the inning with a lead-off double to right field. After a lineout by freshman Ross Cadena, Jordan Boyer singled home Katzfey to put the Shockers up 1-0. Jackson followed up with an RBI single after Boyer stole second base to push the lead to two. Jenista recorded his third homerun of the season, pushing the lead to 4-0. Bohm followed suit, hitting one out to go back-to-back for the black and yellow.
Omaha cut into the Shocker lead in the sixth, plating one behind a one-out single from Rogers followed by a double from Gamm. Wittren grounded out to score Rogers.
Pinch hitting for Jackson in the seventh, Gibson hit an opposite field home run for his first collegiate hit.
The Mavericks score another run in the eighth, behind a wild pitch and passed ball from the Shockers.
The Shockers will next be in action Mar. 2-4 when the play host to Nebraska for a three-game series at Eck Stadium.