No. 24 Wichita State earned its second shutout of the season with an 11-0 win over Kansas on Wednesday evening in front of 3,077 fans at Eck Stadium.
Gunnar Troutwine went 2-for-4 with four RBI and a double, while Dayton Dugas went 2-for-5 with a RBI and two doubles.
Starter Tyler Davis went five shutout innings and allowed two hits with one walk and a career-high eight strikeouts. He earned his first career win in his first career start.
The Shockers got on the board in the bottom of the first. With one out, Luke Ritter doubled to right field and moved to third on an infield single from Alec Bohm. Gunnar Troutwine’s fielder’s choice scored Ritter for a 1-0 Shocker lead.
With two outs in the second, Jordan Boyer doubled to right field and went to third on a Jayhawk error. Travis Young followed with a single up the middle to score Boyer to push the lead to 2-0.
Young led off the fifth with a walk and Trey Vickers was hit by a pitch. With two outs, Troutwine doubled to left field to drive in Young and Vickers and give the Shockers a 4-0 lead. Jenista, Dayton Dugas and Paxton Wallace all followed with RBI doubles to put WSU up 7-0.
With one out in the sixth, Ritter and Bohm both walked. Troutwine singled to drive in Ritter for the 8-0 lead.
Jenista’s sacrifice fly in the eighth and Hunter Gibson’s two-run single made the final score 11-0.
The Shockers are next in action for a three-game series at Houston April 20-22.