Wichita State combined to throw a one-hitter in Saturday’s 12-1 win over Southeastern Oklahoma State at Wilkins Stadium.
Erin McDonald got the start in the circle and threw 5.0 innings, allowing just the one run and one hit to go with five strikeouts. Caitlin Bingham came in to throw the final 5.0 innings. Bingham struck out nine batters and allowed no hits.
Laurie Derrico and Bailey Lange led the offensive attack with two hits and two RBI’s apiece. Ryleigh Buck hit her first home run of the fall and five different Shockers scored at least two runs.
The Shockers struck first on Mauriana Jamele’s RBI single through the right side, but would leave the bases loaded in the top of the first after Kaylee Huecker’s liner down the third base line was snagged.
Southeastern Oklahoma State drew even in the top of the fourth on a wild pitch to tie the game at 1-1.
After a sluggish first four innings for the offense, Buck provided a spark in the bottom of the fifth. Buck smoked the first pitch of the at-bat out of the park to left field, which would lead to a four-run inning. Three batters later, Derrico drove in a pair of runners on a triple to center. The very next batter, Lauren Mills drove in Derrico with an RBI double to right-center to put the Shockers up, 5-1.
A two-run double from Lange made it 7-1 in the home half of the sixth. WSU would add two more runs in the seventh and one in the eighth to widen the margin to nine runs.
Bethany Canada capped the scoring output with a two-run double in the bottom of the ninth.
Wichita State is right back in action tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m. vs. Central Oklahoma.