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Redbirds Swept At Wichita State

Wichita State scored seven runs in the sixth inning to turn a two-run deficit into a five-run lead as the host Shockers earned a 12-7 win and a series sweep of the Illinois State baseball team Saturday afternoon at Eck Stadium.
Wichita State took advantage of five hits, three walks and three Redbird errors in the sixth inning to plate seven runs and take control for good. Paired with its doubleheader sweep of the Redbirds on Friday, the Shockers were able to take all three games in the Missouri Valley Conference series.
 
Owen Miller and Noah Sadler collected two hits each for Illinois State, and Collin Braithwaite hit a two-run home run, but it wasn't enough to overcome Wichita State's late offense on Saturday.
 
Redbird starter Jeffrey Barton allowed five runs over the first four innings Saturday. Mitch Vogrin allowed two hits but no runs over two-thirds of an inning to follow. Colton Johnson suffered the pitching loss after surrendering seven runs (five earned) over one inning of work. Jeff Lindgren and Michael Sebby posted scoreless appearances to finish out the game.
 
The Redbirds return to Duffy Bass Field on Tuesday to host Milwaukee at 4:30 p.m.

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