Behind the big bats of Garrett Bayliff and Casey Gillaspie, Wichita St. wrapped up the regular season in run-rule fashion, dispatching Illinois St. 15-5 in five innings.
Gillaspie went 2-for-3 with three RBI and a home run. Bayliff contributed a 3-for-4, three RBI performance.
Kris Gardner took care of the Redbirds on the mound, tossing 3.2 shutout innings, allowing two hits with two walks and four strikeouts.
The win gives Wichita St. a No. 4 seed in next week’s Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, where they'll face No. 5 Illinois State for the fourth time in six days.
That game is at 8 a.m. C.T. on Tue., May 20 in Terre Haute, Ind.