The Shocker Baseball team made an early exit at the American Athletic Conference Tournament in Clearwater, Fl. After a 10-6 loss to Memphis in a long delayed game late Tuesday night into very early Wednesday morning, and then a postponment Wednesday, the Shockers lose to Houston in a game early Thursday morning 4-3.
The Cougars held a comfortable 4-0 lead coming into the final inning, but the Shockers battled to the last. Chuck Ingram led off the 9th with a single, then Brock Rodden singled off of Houston closer Justin Murray. Then Garrett Pennington homered, getting WSU to within one. But that would be it for the Shocker offense.
WSU ends the season 30-25. Brock Rodden was named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Year and Interim Head Coach Loren Hibbs named Coach of the Year. All told, nine Wichita State players were honored, including league-best five on the First Team All-Conference. RHP Grant Adler, RHP Clark Candiotti, 2B Brock Rodden, OF Chuck Ingram and UTL Payton Tolle. Two Shockers made Second Team (LHP Jace Miner and OF Kyte McDonald), and two others made the All-Freshman Team (INF Jack Little and RHP Nate Snead).