There were no bats or balls on the campus of Wichita State University in the spring of 1977. Five years later, the resurrected varsity baseball program was in the final game of the College World Series, fulfilling the seemingly impossible promise made by Gene Stephenson when he began recruiting players to a place that didnat even have a practice field. Stephenson would lead the Shockers for over three decades, but those first five years with the team set him on the course that put him among the winningest coaches in college baseball history.... or whipping up on the big boys of the college game.a In a preview of the College World Series, when third-ranked California State UniversityaFullerton came to town, the Shockersathen ranked but a notch lower nationallyaset out to anbsp;...
|Title||:||Wichita State Baseball Comes Back|
|Author||:||John E. Brown|
|Publisher||:||The History Press - 2014-01-28|