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Baseball Completes Sweep at Youngstown State
Release: Monday 05/13/2012 
by WSU Athletic Media Relations

Down 3-1 for the second straight day, the Wright State baseball team again rallied in the late innings to win 5-3 Sunday at Youngstown State, completing the three-game series sweep.

YSU opened the scoring with a run in the first before the Raiders tied it in the top of the second.  Michael Timm doubled to right with one out and Justin Kopale followed with a RBI single to short.

The Penguins, though, regained the lead with a run in their half of the second and added another in the fourth to go up 3-1.

On Saturday, the sixth inning proved to be a turning point in WSU's comeback and that was the case on Sunday as the Raiders scored twice to tie the score.  Corey Davis led off with a hit to right and Timm doubled down the left field line to put two runners in scoring position.  Kopale had a sacrifice fly to left to drive in Davis as Timm moved up to third, which turned out to be a key play as Kyle Mossbarger followed with a sacrifice fly of his own to center to plate Timm and even the game at 3-3.

Wright State went in front to stay in the seventh.  With one out, Ryan Ashe was hit by a pitch and Garrett Gray singled to left before Davis delivered a double down the right field line to knock in Ashe.

The Raiders then scored an insurance run in the ninth as Gray had a hit to left and scored on a Davis double to right center.

Joey Hoelzel (5-3) picked up the win as he scattered five hits and allowed just one run in 4.2 innings of relief.  Jordan Marker pitched out of a two-on, one-out threat in the eighth and then retired the Penguins in order in the ninth for his second save of the year, striking out two in the process.

Offensively, the  5-8 batters in the WSU lineup had nine hits on the day as Gray had two hits, Davis three hits and two RBI, Timm two hits and two runs scored and Kopale two hits and two RBI.

Wright State (36-16, 20-7 Horizon) was slated to host Xavier on Tuesday, but that game has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.  As a result, the Raiders return to action with a three-game Horizon League series at Milwaukee to close out the regular season, starting with a single game Thursday at 5:00 Eastern.

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