Shocker Brew 2/19: Big Wins

Today, a successful opening weekend for Shocker baseball and McCarty leads Shockers to win behind career night

Good morning! From the tennis court to the baseball diamond, Shocker Athletics had a successful weekend full of career performances and games added to the win column.

What are we mixing into today’s Brew?

⚾️ Successful opening weekend for Shocker baseball
🏀 McCarty leads Shockers to win behind career night
🌾 ​ And much, much more!


Despite falling to the Trojans in the final game of the series, the Shockers opened up the season with a series win in Little Rock. Through the first two games, Shocker baseball outscored its opponents 32-5, and in game two, pitched a shutout. Ryan Callahan and Camden Johnson each finished the weekend with a batting average over .500 and combined for 15 hits and nine RBIs. The pitching was stellar all weekend long as Daniel Zang wrapped up his Shocker debut on the mound with a six-inning, eight-strikeout, three-hit performance, and reliever Hunter Holmes showed command after allowing just one hit in 2.1 innings.

Next up, Shocker baseball will head to Jacksonville, FL to compete in the Jax College Baseball Classic.


🔼  Go DJ, That’s My DJ. Behind senior guard DJ McCarty’s career performance, Shocker women’s basketball was able to pull off the 74-65 win over Tulsa at The Roundhouse. McCarty scored 26 points on 8-18 shooting and added a game-high five assists and two steals. The game saw a total of nine lead changes and 15 ties before Wichita State pulled away at the end of the fourth quarter. Sierra Morrow also finished in double figures for the second-straight game with 11 points, and Raissa Nsabua recorded a game-high four steals and scored seven points.

🗣️  "My season has been up and down, kind of injury-ridden, so I think it was long overdue." DJ McCarty

🔼  That’s A Wrap. Wichita State track and field wrapped up the regular indoor season at the Arkansas Qualifier on Friday. Brady Palen led the Shockers’ high jump with a 2.10m leap to place third, and Chidera Okoro joined the 40-foot club in the triple jump after a personal best of 12.21m to place fifth. In the 60m, Miya Evans matched her personal best of 7.70 in the prelim to advance to the final where she finished sixth with a time of 7.73.

🔼  Convincing Win. The Shockers rallied together to complete the 6-1 win over Fordham on its home court. The victory marked the team’s third in four matches and improved its record to 6-4 on the season. The team saw dominant performances from Anne Knuettel and Jessica Anzo who gave up no more than two points en route to their two set wins. After defeating the reigning Atlantic 10 champions, the Shockers will compete again at home on March 8 against Abilene Christian.

🔼 Road Test. Shocker men’s basketball went into halftime down 11, and despite a productive second half, could not make up any ground on Charlotte. Wichita State dropped the road contest 72-61 despite Xavier Bell’s team-high 16 points. Quincy Ballard added another 11. The Shockers will return home for a two-game stretch, opening against Tulsa on Wednesday at 8 p.m.


History for Barnard

Last week, Shocker softball's Addison Barnard joined an exclusive club that only six other players in NCAA history have a seat in. Do you know what club Barnard joined?

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