Wright State split a doubleheader with Horizon League co-leader Loyola Saturday at the Loyola Softball Park, taking the first game 5-3 before falling 2-1 in the second game.
The Ramblers opened the game one scoring with three runs in the first, but that turned out to be the extent of their offense against WSU starter Krystian DeWitt, who allowed just three hits the rest of the way.
The Raiders started their comeback with two in the second. After Kortney Tackett walked to start the inning and Taylor Knore reached on a bunt single, Reagan Stofcheck advanced both into scoring position with a bunt. Kristi Boreing drove in Tackett with an infield single and Jess Gorman plated Knore with a two-out hit to left.
It stayed that way until Wright State went in front to stay with a three-run fifth. With one out, Knore walked and Stofcheck singled to center. After both moved up a base on a Boreing bunt, pinch-hitter Kacie Rapshus delivered on the first pitch she saw, crushing a three-run home run to left center to put WSU up 5-3. It was the second home run of the season for Rapshus.
DeWitt (12-13) gave up a single in both the sixth and the seventh, but nothing further as she picked up the complete-game win, striking out 10 in the process.
Gorman and Knore each had two hits in the opener.
The Raiders scored first in the second game, tallying a run in the second as Kaitlyn Kite walked with pinch-runner Alanna Williams advancing to third on a wild pitch and a Tackett bunt before scoring on a Stofcheck single to right.
Loyola, however, tied it on a solo home run by Lauren Zaworski in the fourth and added the winning run in the fifth on a Lauren Moore double to right center.
Wright State (17-34, 10-10 Horizon) and Loyola (27-17, 15-5 Horizon) close out the regular season with a single game Sunday at 1:00 Eastern.