About two weeks ago, a weird, melancholy feeling hit – I was sure the 2009 Shocker baseball team got the NCAA regional spot the 2010 team would end up deserving. Read More
About two weeks ago, a weird, melancholy feeling hit – I was sure the 2009 Shocker baseball team got the NCAA regional spot the 2010 team would end up deserving. Read More »
Aaron Fitt’s regional projection lists Wichita State as close, but not part of the 64-team field. He puts Illinois State as a No. 3 seed going to Arizona State and Kansas State a No. 3 seed at Arkansas. ESPN has WSU one of final teams left out. Same story from Rivals.com, which won’t even consider WSU one of the first 10 out. Read More »
Arkansas, Oklahoma, TCU and Texas appear to be the likely destinations – should Wichita State make the field. Rivals.com’s Kendall Rogers looks at the hosts.
ISU 17, WSU 8 – Final. The Redbirds are going to a regional. Read More »
Long day at the ballpark. WSU coach Gene Stephenson said that may have caught up with the Shockers. Read More »
Update - KAKE has video of the homer.
I was not around for the Pete Incaviglia home run that lives on as the absolute big daddy of balls hit out of Eck Stadium. I’ve heard tales of Ryan Howard mashing one. I know plenty of Shockers hit impressive home runs, most recently players such as Drew Moffitt and Tyler Weber.
Johnny Coy hit one Wednesday night that ranks up there. Without help from the wind, he smacked a fastball that rose majestically over the scoreboard in left field and onto 21st St. I don’t know where it went from there. Hopefully, somebody tracked it down.
Teammates Cody Lassley and Tim Kelley smiled at the memory.
“That ball was hit real well,” Lassley said. “Especially on a day like today.”
Grant Muncrief ranked it only behind a line drive blast Weber hit in 2008. Former pitcher and current radio voice Shane Dennis said it was in his top 10. Play by play man Mike Kennedy, who has seen virtually every Shocker home run since the late 1980s, confirmed the notion that Coy’s blast deserved a spot in the Eck Stadium Home Run Hall of Fame.
Coy’s description doesn’t do it justice. It was a blast that gave the fans who saw it a blast.
“First-pitch fastball,” Coy said. “His fastball wasn’t all that fast, so we had some problems staying back on it. I got a pitch, I sat back on it and I got a pretty good swing on it.”
Next time somebody else hits one like that – and it may be years – they will compare it to Coy’s 2010 launch.
If you’ve got one that compares, let us know.
Game 1 _ No. 3 Indiana State 8, Creighton 7 (10)
Game 2 _ No. 2 Illinois State 3, No. 7 Bradley 0
Game 3 _ No. 5 Evansville 11, No. 4 Southern Illinois 5
Game 4 _ No. 1 Wichita State 6, No. 8 Missouri State 2
Game 5 _ Creighton 6, Bradley 5 (12)
Game 7 _ Illinois State 10, Indiana State 5
Game 6 _ Missouri State 14, Southern Illinois 10
Game 8 _ Wichita State 9, Evansville 2
Game 9 _ Creighton (27-24) vs. Indiana State (34-18), 9 a.m.
Game 11 _ Illinois State (29-22) vs. Game 9 winner, 4 p.m.
Game 10 _ Missouri State (21-33) vs. Evansville (31-26), 12:30 p.m.
Game 12 _ Wichita State (40-18) vs. Game 10 winner, 7:30 p.m. Read More »
6-2 – Final
6-2 in the eighth.
Bret Bashcue with a two-run homer to left. WSU 6, MSU 2 in the sixth. Read More »
After a three-season absence, the MVC’s Pitcher of the Year award is back with a Wichita State Shocker. Jordan Cooper (9-2, 1.59 ERA) became the first Shocker to win it since Aaron Shafer in 2006.
WSU junior designated hitter Preston Springer (.333, 11 home runs, 58 RBI) is MVC Newcomer of the Year, the first time for a Shocker to win that honor since it started in 1992. Read More »
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