The Wright State baseball and softball teams host games this week while the track team competes at the Horizon League Championships in Youngstown.
Baseball: Wright State is 25-16 overall and 18-2 in the Horizon League after improving its winning streak to 10 games with a win at Akron and a three-game series sweep at Oakland, marking the sixth league sweep of the season for the Raiders.
On the mound, Andrew Elliott picked up three saves last week to give him 11 on the season, which ties him with Mark Squire (1997) for seventh on the all-time WSU single-season list. Offensively, Kieston Greene hit .500 in the four games with six RBI while Jeff Limbaugh and Michael Timm each drove in five.
The Raiders return to action at home on Tuesday against Xavier (22-18), who defeated WSU 3-2 on April 9 as part of the Joe Nuxhall Classic in Oxford. Ironically, that is the last time Wright State lost a game. On Wednesday, WSU hosts a rematch with Akron (21-20) at 6:30. The week closes out with a series against Youngstown State (8-28) at Nischwitz Stadium. The series opens with a game on Friday at 6:30, followed by Saturday at 5:00 before closing out on Sunday at 1:00.
Softball: Wright State is currently 15-28 overall and 10-6 in the Horizon League with five games left to be played in the regular season.
Last weekend, the Raiders recorded two victories against Valparaiso, winning 11-3 on Saturday and 3-0 on Sunday. Hanna Floyd went six for seven in the series with four RBI while Kacie Rapshus was four for seven with three RBI. In the circle, Krystian DeWitt struck out 16 batters in 14 innings.
WSU starts this week’s action with a doubleheader at IUPUI (20-19) on Wednesday at 4:00. The Raiders then will wrap up the regular season schedule with a series at home against Cleveland State (23-15, 7-5). The series will start with a doubleheader on Saturday at 4:00 followed by a single game on Sunday at 1:00. WSU's three seniors--Kristi Boreing, Krystian DeWitt and Kacie Rapshus--will be honored before the Saturday twinbill while Sunday is Alpha-1 Day as the program is raising funds to support the mounting medical expenses of Julie Brittingham, the wife of Assistant Coach Dave Brittingham.
Track & Field: The Wright State track and field team competed in the RedHawk Invitational in Oxford, Ohio this past weekend.
Sarah-Ann Blount won the triple jump at 11.21m while Brittany Jones took fourth and Brandy Daniels finished eighth. It was personal bests for Blount and Jones with Jessica Doepker posting her personal best in the 1500 meter run at 4:47.21.
This weekend, the Raiders travel to Youngstown to take part in the Horizon League Championships, which starts Friday and runs through Sunday.