College softball: Shockers series in Orlando ends in a tie

Shockers

ORLANDO, Flo. (KSNW) – Due to the drop-dead rule and travel arrangements, No. 25 Wichita State and No. 23 UCF battled to a 0-0 tie Sunday afternoon.

Wichita State (32-5-1, 14-1-1) registered just the second game to end in a tie in school history. The Shockers and Jayhawks played to a 2-2 tie back on April 30, 1991.

Caitlin Bingham (8-1-1) threw another stellar game, allowing eight hits over a career-high 10.1 innings. She gave up only one walk and struck out three.

The Shockers were held to a season-low two hits with Sydney McKinney and Ryleigh Buck collecting a hit apiece.

Wichita State really only threatened to score one time, coming in the top of the sixth. McKinney led off with a bunt single to break up UCF’s no-hit bid. Neleigh Herring reached on a catcher’s interference and then Buck loaded the bases on an infield single. Bailee Nickerson would strike out in the next at-bat to end the inning.

UCF started the bottom of the sixth with a leadoff triple from Volpe, and would run themselves out of a potential game-winning run. With no outs and Volpe on third, the very next batter hit a deep fly ball to right, but Volpe didn’t tag up. The next hitter would reach on an error, but Bingham escaped with a ground out and strikeout to keep the game knotted at 0-0.

The Knights again got a runner to third in the bottom of the 10th, but Bingham induced a lineout to retire the side.

UCF began the bottom of the 11th with a leadoff walk and then a one-out single put runners on the corners, but that would be where the game ended. The umpires enforced the drop-dead rule, ending the game with one out in the bottom of the 11th and a Knight on first and third.

Up Next
No. 25 Wichita State has a midweek matchup at Kansas on Wednesday, April 21 at 5 p.m.

(Wichita State Athletics contributed information to this article.)

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Download the KSN News App and stay up-to-date wherever you are. You can even watch KSN News live for free!
Click here to get the app
Get it in the App store
Get it in the Google Play store

KSN Storm Track 3 Weather

Trending Stories