The Wright State baseball team broke open a close game with four runs in the bottom of the eighth as the Raiders defeated Ohio Thursday afternoon in their home opener at Nischwitz Stadium 6-1.
WSU opened the scoring with two runs in the second. With one out, Seth Gray singled up the middle and stole second. One out later, Kevin Whatley reached on an infield hit to put runners on the corners for Brandon Giltrow, who delivered a two-run double down the right field line.
The Bobcats, though, cut the deficit in half with a run in the sixth and it stayed 2-1 until Wright State came to bat in the bottom of the eighth. Zach Weatherford led off the frame with a walk and following a JD Orr hit to left, both runners stole a base. Gabe Snyder then singled up the middle to plate both runs.
After a two-base error, Daniel Arthur singled in Snyder and Kevin Whatley squeezed in Gray with the final run.
Ryan Weiss (2-0) earned the win with six strong innings, allowing just one run on five hits while striking out five. Derek Hendrixson fanned two in pitching the seventh and Danny Sexton picked up the save, his first of the season, by going the final two, striking out two.
At the plate, Giltrow had two hits along with the two RBI while Orr had two hits and Gray scored twice.
Wright State (8-5) is right back in action Thursday afternoon at 4:00 by hosting Dayton.