Shocker Brew 6/12: Found Favors

Today, Favors named to an All-Region team and women’s golf adds to its roster

Good morning! The Shockers’ latest addition to the track and field squad will compete as a thrower in 2024.

What else are we mixing into today’s Brew?

⚾️ Favors named All-Region
⛳️ Women’s golf adds to its roster
🌾 ​ And much, much more!


Wichita State senior left-handed pitcher Caden Favors was named to the ABCA/Rawlings Central All-Region Second Team for his efforts on the mound during the 2024 season.

Favors is the first Wichita State pitcher since Charlie Lowell in 2011 to earn a spot on the All-Region team, though Payton Tolle did earn a spot as a utility player last season. The lefty pitcher was the workhorse of the Wichita State weekend rotation, going 9-4 with a 3.21 ERA over 17 appearances that included 16 starts. The southpaw logged 106.2 innings, the seventh-most in the country and the highest total from a Shocker since 2010.


🔼 Straight Ahead. Shocker women’s golf has added Samantha Straight to the roster for the 2024-25 season. Straight, a transfer from Troy, competed in all five fall tournaments with her low round for the year coming at the Jupiter Women's Invitational where she notched a score of 72 in the opening round. The Carrollton, Texas native will join the Shockers with two years left of eligibility.

🗣️ "Sam is going to bring good college experience with her. With as young as we will be next year, it's going to be nice to have a junior come in and play for us." - Tom McCurdy, head coach

🔼 A True Homecoming. Earlier this week, Wilkins Stadium hosted AU Pro Softball’s Opening Day with a familiar face in attendance. On the same field that saw her rewrite the Shocker softball record books was Sydney McKinney who played shortstop for Team Wiggins.


History Made. June is usually a month when Shocker Nation longs for the fall for Shocker Athletics to start up again, but one big event happened in Wichita State history almost to the day over three decades ago.

Our question today: Do you know what happened this month 35 years ago?

Think you got it? Scroll down to see if you know your stuff!


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With the conclusion of the 2023-24 Wichita State athletic calendar, it’s time to get excited for what’s to come! Check out some of the events the Shockers will host throughout the summer.

🥎 June 10 - June 25: AU Pro Softball @ Wilkins Stadium

⚾️ July 25 - August 3: NBC World Series @ Eck Stadium


Answer: Shockers win the College World Series!

On June 10, 1989, Wichita State baseball defeated Texas to capture the program’s first College World Series.

🌾 Have a great Wednesday, y’all!