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Baseball Sweeps Youngstown State
Release: Thursday 05/06/2017 
by WSU Athletic Media Relations

The Wright State baseball team trailed in both games, but would rally to sweep a Horizon League doubleheader against Youngstown State Saturday afternoon at Nischwitz Stadium, winning 7-6 in the opener and 10-7 in the second game.

YSU would take a 1-0 lead in the first inning of the opening game, only to see WSU answer with three in the bottom half of the frame, highlighted by a two-run single by Adrian Marquez.  The Penguins went back in front 4-3 with three runs in the third, but the Raiders regained the advantage at 5-4 in their half of the third with a pair of runs and added another in the fourth on a JD Orr sacrifice fly.

Youngstown State scored twice in the sixth to tie the game at 6-6 and it stayed that way until Wright State scored the game-winner in the bottom of the ninth.  With one out, Matt Morrow tripled to the gap in right center.  After intentional walks to Orr and Zach Weatherford loaded the bases, Gabe Snyder hit a grounder that went under the first baseman's glove as Morrow came in with the decisive run.

Derek Hendrixson (2-1) picked up the win after striking out the side in the top of the ninth.  At the plate, Morrow and Orr each had two hits and scored twice while Orr and Marquez drove in two.

The Raiders jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning of game two, including an Orr two-run triple, but the Penguins responded with six unanswered runs, featuring a Trey Bridis grand slam in the fifth.

WSU went back in front 8-6 with four runs in the sixth, two coming on a Morrow double, and after YSU tallied a run in the seventh, added insurance runs in the seventh and eighth.

Trevor Swaney (3-4) earned the win in relief with Hendrixson picking up his seventh save with a perfect ninth, including two strikeouts.

Offensively, Cory Heffron had three hits while Morrow, Orr, Snyder and Marquez had two each.  Morrow, Orr, Snyder and Kevin Whately each drove in two while Morrow, Orr and Marquez scored twice.

Wright State (32-15, 18-5 Horizon) hosts crosstown rival Dayton on Tuesday, May 9, at 6:30.

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