Wright State handles Youngstown State
The Wright State bats led the way and the pitching was strong as the Raiders defeated Youngstown State 11-1 in their first game of the 2018 Horizon League Championship Thursday afternoon at WSU's Nischwitz Stadium.
Scoring runs in each of the first five innings, the Raiders scored two RBI by a Bentley Jones single in the second and a bases-clearing double from Chase Slone in the third highlighted the offense. JD Orr had three hits on the day with a double and two of the Raiders' six stolen bases as lead-off hitter Matt Morrow collected two hits and an RBI.
Starting pitcher Ryan Weiss threw 58 pitches over four innings, allowing just one earned run with six strikeouts as Mitch Gremling picked up his second win of the season, shutting out the Penguins over five innings with four strikeouts.
The Raiders, now 37-15, will play the winner of the UIC Friday at Noon. The Flames defeated Milwaukee 6-0 Thursday afternoon. All games can be watched through ESPN+.
Top of First
WEHLER, J. doubled to left center, RBI (3-2 BKFBB); MASSEY, N. scored.
Bottom of First
BURDICK grounded out to 2b, RBI (1-1 BK); ORR scored.
Bottom of Second
JONES singled to left field, 2 RBI (0-0); GRAY scored; HARRIS scored.
Bottom of Third
SLONE doubled down the lf line, 3 RBI (1-1 KB); GRAY scored; HARRIS scored; ORR scored.
Bottom of Fourth
BURDICK singled through the right side, RBI (3-2 BBFKB); ORR advanced to third; MORROW scored.
SNYDER flied out to rf, SF, RBI (0-0); ORR scored.
Bottom of Fifth
ORR singled through the right side, RBI (2-0 BB); MORROW advanced to second, out at third c to 3b; JONES scored. ORR singled through the right side, RBI (2-0 BB); MORROW advanced to second, out at third c to 3b; JONES scored.
Bottom of Seventh
JONES flied out to rf to right center, SF, RBI (0-0); SLONE scored, unearned.
MORROW singled through the right side, RBI (2-1 BKB); WEATHERFORD scored, unearned.