The Wright State baseball team scratched out a run in the seventh and another in the eighth to pull out a 3-2 Horizon League win over UIC Thursday night at Nischwitz Stadium.
WSU opened the scoring with an unearned run in the bottom of the first. With one out, Sam Picchiotti walked and went to second as Garrett Gray reached on a throwing error. A fielder's choice put runners on the corners and Picchiotti scored on a passed ball.
Raider starter Casey Henn retired the first 13 batters he faced before running into trouble in the fifth. A walk followed by an error put Alex De LaRosa on third and a walk along with another error resulted in a run. Zenon Kolakowski then singled in a run to make it 2-1.
It stayed that way until the bottom of the seventh. Jeff Limbaugh led off with a walk, stole second and went to third as Justin Kopale reached on an infield single. Kieston Greene then hit a chopper back to the mound and as he was retired at first, Limbaugh scored to tie the game.
Wright State then pushed across the winning run an inning later. With one out, Kody Krizman singled to center and pinch-runner Beau Phillips advanced to second on a wild pitch. One out later, Mark Fowler singled up the middle on the eighth pitch of his at bat to drive in Phillips.
Travis Hissong (3-1), who picked up the final out of the eighth, earned the win in relief, but had to pitch out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth to do so. Henn went 7.2 innings, allowing just three hits and no earned runs while walking three and striking out a season-high 11.
Krizman and Fowler each had two hits for Wright State (22-26, 9-10 Horizon), which continues the series against UIC with a single game on Friday starting at 6:30.