Wichita State took the second game of the three-game series with Arizona, 10-9, snapping the Wildcats’ 10-game winning streak Friday night at Hi Corbett Field.
Arizona’s defense had quite a tough time early on.
In the second inning, Wichita State’s offense found some holes in the infield. After scoring two runs on three hits and an error on pitcher Chandler Murphy which kept the inning alive, the Shocker would end up scoring five runs on five hits.
Arizona’s defense had a total of five errors throughout the game which caused quite the momentum shift to Wichita State.
Arizona (11-3) would respond in their bottom half of the inning as it scored four of their own. A couple of walks helped start the rally. Branden Boissiere doubled to keep his torrid offensive start of the season. Boissiere went 3 for 4 with three hits, three runs, a RBI and a walk.
Wichita State (7-4) would add three more runs in the fourth and two in the seventh.
Arizona would score five in the next two innings.
Wichita State’s winning pitcher, Ryan Stuempfig, threw three scoreless innings, striking out two and allowing two hits. Aaron Hasse came in for his third save of the season.
The Wildcats finish their three-game series with Wichita State on Saturday night at 6 at Hi Corbett Field.
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Luis Aguirre Jr. is a University of Arizona communications major with the aspiration of being a baseball broadcaster. He has written for the Arizona Daily Wildcat. He was part of the first senior class at Rio Rico High School in 2016 to make the state playoffs all four years of a career with the Hawks. He was an infielder who played for former Arizona standout Moises Duran at Rio Rico. He continues to play semi-professionally in Nogales, Son., in the summer while attending Arizona.