Baseball Defeats Urbana
Release: Monday 04/25/2012 
by WSU Athletic Media Relations

The Wright State baseball team trailed 2-1 early, but outscored Urbana 5-1 the rest of the way to defeat the Blue Knights 6-3 Wednesday night at Nischwitz Stadium, a game called after 5 1/2 innings due to rain.

WSU opened the scoring with a run in the first as Corey Davis walked, went to third on a balk and wild pitch, and scored on a Zach Tanner hit up the middle, only to see Urbana answer with two runs in the top of the second to go in front.

Back came the Raiders, though, with a pair of their own in the bottom of the second.  A Kody Krizman walk and a Michael Timm double put two runners into scoring position and Krizman came in on a Kyle Mossbarger sacrifice fly.  One out later, Jake Hibberd singled into right center to plate Timm and make it 3-2.

A Garrett Gray double and a Timm single produced a run in the third and after the Blue Knights tallied a run in the fourth to cut the deficit to 4-3, a two-run double off the bat of Tristan Moore in the bottom of the frame gave WSU a pair of insurance runs and rounded out the scoring.

Travis Hissong (2-2) went the first two innings for the win while Tanner Howell pitched a scoreless fifth and sixth for his first save.  Lee Valencheck went the middle two innings.

Offensively, Tanner and Timm each had two hits and a RBI while Davis scored twice and Moore drove in two.

Wright State (28-13) returns to Horizon League play this weekend with a three-game series against Butler at Nischwitz Stadium.  The Raiders and Bulldogs are scheduled for single games on Friday (6:30), Saturday (2:00) and Sunday (1:00).

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