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Baseball Completes Series Sweep of UIC
Release: Tuesday 03/15/2014 
by WSU Athletic Media Relations

The Wright State baseball team completed a series sweep of UIC by winning twice on Saturday at Nischwitz Stadium, taking the opener 8-6 and the nightcap 18-10.

The Flames jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning of the opener before the Raiders answered with a run in their half of the frame as Brad Macciocchi walked, stole second and scored on a Michael Timm double to center.

WSU tied the game with two in the second.  Sean Murphy started the inning by reaching on an infield hit and John Brodner drove him in with a double to right center.  After a Jeff Limbaugh hit to center, a Jordan Jackson bunt plated Brodner.

A Brodner sacrifice fly gave Wright State the lead for the first time in the fifth and the Raiders added to the advantage with three in the sixth.  Kieston Greene had a two-run single with two outs and Murphy followed with a hit to drive in another and make it 7-3.

UIC scored twice in the seventh and once in the eighth, but WSU added an insurance run in the seventh on a Macciocchi sacrifice fly.

Greene finished with four hits to pace the Raider offense while Murphy and Limbaugh had two hits each.  Joey Hoelzel (3-2) picked up the win as he pitched the first seven innings, striking out five.

In the second game, Wright State exploded for six runs in the first, the big blow being a three-run double by Jason DeFevers.  UIC, however, closed to within one with four runs in the second and another in the third.

A DeFevers RBI infield single and a Joe Ford two-run home run to left made it 9-5 in the third and WSU tacked on three more runs in the fourth, two coming on a Michael Timm homer to left and the other on another DeFevers hit.

The Raiders added five runs in the sixth and another in the seventh to round out their scoring.

DeFevers went a perfect five-for-five with six RBI and three runs scored to lead the WSU offense while Timm had four hits and three RBI, Ford three hits and three RBI and Macchiocci three hits and two runs scored.

Wright State (9-9, 3-0 Horizon) is at Cincinnati Tuesday at 4:00.

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