Wright State will face Youngstown State to open Raiders' Horizon League Tournament
FAIRBORN, Ohio (WRGT/WKEF0 -- The Wright State Raiders baseball team is right where they want to be. They are the top seed in the Horizon League tournament, and postseason play is right in their backyard at Nischwitz Stadium.
They get Youngstown State in their first game of the tournament. The Penguins polished off Oakland in the first round to set a date with the Raiders. So far this season, Wright State is a perfect 6-0 against the Penguins.
The Raider offense feasts on Youngstown State, and averaged ten runs per game against them in the regular season. During their last three game set in April, the Penguins could only muster three runs at most. The Raiders feel confident heading into Thursday’s matchup.
"You know, we are very talented top to bottom. We play great defense, really pitch, and obviously with the offensive threat that we pose up and down the lineup, you feel very good and very proud of the boys," Raider Head Coach Jeff Mercer said.
"It's nice to be on our home turf, and represent on our home turf, and hopefully we do what we need to do," Wright State Pitcher Derek Hendrixson said.
Can the Raiders get it done? They take the field Thursday morning at Wright State with the first pitch scheduled for 11 AM.