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Baseball Opens League Play at Home
Release: Friday 03/16/2017 
by WSU Athletic Media Relations

The Wright State baseball team, after picking up two wins last weekend, will host league foe Valparaiso this week.

The Raiders will play three games at WSU’s Nischwitz Stadium as Valparaiso visits Saturday at 1 pm and Sunday at 11 am and 2 pm.  (The Cincinnati game scheduled for last Tuesday night was cancelled and moved to May 2.)

Follow The Raiders: Saturday’s game can be seen live on ESPN3 and look for the stats button for all games on wsuraiders.com.

Tickets: Fans can buy tickets at the gate for $5 and $3 for children 3-13 while WSU students with a valid ID will receive free admission.  Groups of 15 or more can purchase tickets for $3 each.  Season tickets are still available for $40.00.

Raiders: Wright State, 9-6 overall, won two of three games over the weekend at home against Ohio (W 6-1, L 4-3 in 12) and Dayton in 12 innings (5-4).

A highlight was a 5-4, 12-inning win over crosstown rival Dayton Thursday.  The Raiders rallied twice, once to force extra innings in the ninth with two outs and again in the 12th to win the game.  Gabe Snyder played the hero in the ninth with a three-run homer while Adrian Marquez blasted a game-winning two-run home run to right.

On the season, Seth Gray leads the Raiders with a .328 batting average.  Marques leads the team with 14 RBI on three home runs while Matt Morrow has driven in 10 runs.  On the mound, Danny Sexton has won all three of his starts, holding an ERA of 0.76.  Jeremey Randolph has appeared in 14.0 innings for the Raiders over five games, allowing no runs and striking out eight.

Opponent:  Valparaiso, 6-8 after a trip to Florida where they went 4-4, losing three at South Florida over the weekend.  Their wins came against Pennsylvania and Jacksonville.  Nate Palace leads the Crusaders with a ,340 batting average in 14 games.  Mario Losi leads VU with 21.1 innings pitched and 4.64 ERA.

The Raiders leads the series 36-18, going 5-1 against the Crusaders last year, including 3-0 at Nischwitz Stadium.  That also includes the 7-2 win over VU in the Horizon League Championship game on May 28.

Next Up: The Raiders will play at Xavier next Tuesday and host Milwaukee next weekend.

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