Down 7-0 after an inning, the Wright State softball team rallied with eight runs over three innings, tied the game in the seventh and won it in the eighth in defeating Lipscomb 11-9 Wednesday afternoon in Nashville.
Lipscomb took advantage of six walks and two errors in scoring seven runs in the first, but the Raiders started their comeback with three in the top of the second. After Jess Gorman doubled in Kristi Boreing and Alanna Williams, Angie Clark scored on an error.
Lindsay Barrett hit her first home run of the season in leading off the third to make it 7-4 and WSU tacked on four more in the fourth to take an 8-7 lead. With two outs and Kacie Rapshus on first, Barrett walked and Taylor Knore, with Rapshus crossing the plate on an error. After Hanna Floyd walked to load the bases, a passed ball resulted in a run and Kortney Tackett drove in the final two with a hit through the left side of the infield.
Lipscomb regained the lead at 9-8 with two in the sixth, only to see Wright State come up with a run in the seventh on a Knore sacrifice fly to force an extra inning. In the eighth, Tackett singled in Knore with the second run coming in on an error.
Montana Wear (1-5) picked up her first collegiate victory by pitching the final 7.2 innings, allowing just one earned run. Offensively, Tackett had three hits and three RBI while Gorman had two hits and two RBI and Clark, Barrett, Boreing and Williams each collecting two hits.
Wright State (2-8) was scheduled to play at Missouri State on Thursday, but that game has been cancelled due to unplayable field conditions. The Raiders, as a result, return to action this weekend at the Woo Pig Classic in Fayetteville, Arkansas, starting with host Arkansas on Friday at 4:00 Dayton time. Arkansas is coached by former WSU head coach Mike Larabee.