Down 3-0 heading into the bottom of the sixth, Wright State rallied with two in the sixth and two more in the seventh to pull out a 4-3 Horizon League win over Youngstown State at the WSU Softball Field Sunday.
WSU pitcher Krystian DeWitt and YSU pitcher Casey Crozier each pitched four scoreless innings until the Penguins broke through with two in the fifth on RBI singles by Courtney Ewing and Samantha Snodgrass. Youngstown State then made 3-0 in the sixth as Sarah Gabel doubled in Kelly Stowe.
The Raiders, though, started their comeback with two in their half of the sixth. Kortney Tackett led off with a single, but pinch-runner Kristi Boreing was just at second with two outs. Reagan Stofcheck, however, had an infield hit to keep the inning alive for Angie Clark, who doubled deep down the left field line to plate both Boreing and Stofcheck and make it 3-2.
Wright State then added two more in the seventh to pull out the win. Lindsay Barrett led off with a triple to right center and Hanna Floyd followed with a sacrifice fly to center to tie the game. The game then appeared headed to extra innings as Jess Gorman grounded out for the second out, but Tackett reached on a bad-hop single to short and an error off the bat of Taylor Knore put runners on first and second.
Alex Machen then hit a short fly ball that went off the glove of the right fielder as Tackett came in with the winning run.
Montana Wear (3-11) picked up the win with two scoreless, hitless innings of relief of DeWitt. Tackett and Machen each had to two hits to pace the Raider offense.
Wright State (7-23, 4-5 Horizon) now turns its attention to a pair of meetings with crosstown rival Dayton this week. The Raiders and Flyers will play a single game on Tuesday, April 9, at the UD Softball Stadium starting at 5:00, followed by another single game on Wednesday, April 10, at the WSU Softball Field beginning at 6:00.