Jordan Boyer belted two home runs, but it wasn’t enough, as the Wichita State University baseball team fell at Cincinnati Saturday, April 27, 11-9, in game two of a three-game American Athletic Conference series at Marge Schott Stadium.
Wichita State (20-22, 5-9 American) and Cincinnati (21-22, 10-7 American) are slated to play the series finale at 11 a.m. CT (noon ET) Sunday, April 28.
A native of Oklahoma City, Okla., Boyer hit a three-run homer to left-center in the top of the second before blasting a solo shot down the left field line in the top of the sixth, increasing his season total to five and becoming the first Shocker to hit two home runs in a game since Alec Bohm went deep twice against USF on May 11, 2018.
Boyer finished the game with three hits in five at bats, going along with four RBI and two runs scored, while Paxton Wallace hit a solo homer to left-center in the top of the fifth – his sixth round-tripper of 2019, leading Wichita State at the plate. Jacob Katzfey added a pair of hits, and Noah Croft drove in two runs on a double, respectively.
Freshman right-handed reliever Aaron Haase (2-2) suffered the loss on the mound after giving up two earned runs on one hit with a walk.
AJ Bumpass posted two hits, including a three-run home run, while Joey Wiemer had three hits and two RBI, pacing the Bearcats offensively.
Cincinnati reliever Clayton Colvin (2-1) picked up the victory after surrendering three runs – two earned – on four hits with a career-high seven strikeouts and one walk in 3 2/3 innings. Korren Thompson secured his seventh save of the season for the Bearcats after throwing a scoreless ninth inning.