Stanek defeats WSU

By The Mercury

Ryne Stanek held Wichita State to one run on two hits in 7 1/3 innings as Arkansas defeated the Shockers 3-1 in an NCAA Regional game.

The Razorbacks (38-21) got two runs on a 2-run single from Tyler Spoon in the first inning, while Stanek held Wichita State hitless for the first three innings.

The Razorbacks added a late run on an RBI single from Brett McAfee in the seventh inning.

Stanek’s command was shaky throughout the game, walking a season-high six batters. The Shockers couldn’t capitalize though, leaving five runners on base with Stanek on the mound. Stanek finished with three strikeouts.

Wichita State (39-28) scored its lone run of the game on a home run from Casey Gillaspie in the fourth inning.

Stanek (10-2) has allowed one of fewer runs in 13 of his 16 starts this season.

Wichita State pitcher AJ Ladwig (5-6) allowed two runs on nine hits in six innings. The loss eliminated the Shockers from postseason play.

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