The Wright State baseball team led just once the entire day, but that came in the 12th as the Raiders completed a series sweep of Milwaukee with a 6-5 decision Sunday afternoon at Nischwitz Stadium.
It was all Panthers in the early going as UWM scored twice in the first on a Michael Porcaro home run and two more in the third to go up 4-0. WSU, however, also used the long ball to tally two runs in the bottom of the third as Michael Timm had a solo homer to left, his third of the season, and Andrew McCafferty followed with a solo shot of his own to left, also his third of the year.
McCafferty doubled in Timm in the fifth to make it 4-3 and Wright State tied it in the sixth as a Jason DeFevers hit up the middle drove in Jeff Limbaugh, who had doubled to left.
Milwaukee quickly regained the lead, though, in the seventh as Tell Taylor led off with a home run to left and it stayed 5-4 until the Raiders tied it in the bottom of the ninth. DeFevers led off with a hit to left and pinch-runner Jordan Jackson advanced to third as Brad Macciocchi's bunt attempt was thrown away. after Michael Timm was intentionally walked, McCafferty drew a full-court walk to force in Jackson with the tying run.
WSU still had the bases loaded with no outs at that point, but Taylor came on to pitch and forced extra innings with a strikeout and a double play.
Milwaukee posed a threat in the 11th with runners on first and third with one out, but Jack Van Horn got the next two batters to pop up to keep it 5-5.
In the 12th, McCafferty led off with a double to left center and following Kieston Greene being intentionally walked, Sean Murphy bunted both runners into scoring position. After Joe Ford was intentionally walked to load the bases, Jack Murphy delivered the game-winner, dropping a single along the right field line to drive in McCafferty.
Van Horn (1-1), who threw three scoreless innings, picked up the win. His effort capped off a great game by Logan Blair, E.J. Trapino and Andrew Elliott of the Raider bullpen as the four combined to hold the Panthers to just one run and seven hits over the final 9.1 innings.
Offensively, McCafferty had three hits, three RBI and two runs scored while Timm also had three hits and two runs scored. Limbaugh and DeFevers added two hits.
Wright State (18-16, 12-2 Horizon) now hits the road for the next eight games, starting with a game at Kent State on Tuesday at 5:00.