The Wright State baseball team will jump back into Horizon League action this weekend with a home doubleheader against Oakland and a road doubleheader at Valparaiso.
The Raiders will host the Golden Grizzlies Saturday, then hit the road to play two at Valpo Sunday. Game times will be 1 pm and 4 pm each day.
Follow The Raiders: Fans should look for the stats button for all games on wsuraiders.com. Saturday’s games will be shown on ESPN3.
Tickets: For home games, 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.
Raiders: Wright State, 25-10, 11-1, is coming off two losses in the Joe Nuxhall Classic to Miami and host Cincinnati. It was just the second time that WSU has dropped two straight this season with the first pair coming at #4 South Carolina.
Against Cincinnati on Wednesday night, Matt Morrow and Zach Weatherford each had two hits to pace the WSU offense while on the mound, Mark Meyer and Daniel Kreuzer combined for 3.2 innings of scoreless relief.
On the season, Seth Gray leads with a .355 batting average while Adrian Marquez is hitting .298 with a team-high 35 RBI on nine double and five homeruns. Morrow is hitting .318. Derek Hendrixson has anchored the bullpen with a 1-0 record, six saves and an ERA of 0.77 over 15 games. Danny Sexton posts a 6-0 mark as a starter and a 1.22 ERA while Jeremy Randolph holds a 3-0 record with a 1.17 ERA.
Oakland: The Golden Grizzlies, 7-26 and 4-8, have won three straight, including two at Valparaiso last weekend.
Zach Sterry leads OU, hitting .352 with 34 RBI, 11 homeruns and 26 runs scored. Jake Lee and Tyler Palm have combined for 18 starts so far and both hold ERAs under six.
Wright State leads the overall series 28-6, including a three-game sweep at home in late March.
Valparaiso: The Crusaders, 14-20 and 4-8, are coming off a 10-3 win over Chicago State Tuesday and will play a doubleheader Friday at Northern Kentucky.
Chad Jacob continues to lead VU, hitting .370 with 15 RBI and eight doubles. Sam Shaikin is hitting .311 with 14 RBI and 10 doubles. Pitcher Montana Quigley holds a 1.69 ERA in 15 games, 14 in relief. Jon Tieman has seven saves.
Wright State leads the overall series 39-18, including a three-game sweep of the Crusaders in mid-March.
Next Up: The Raiders will play at Northern Kentucky next weekend.
Horizon League Standings (4/20/17)
|Wright State||25-10, 11-1|
|Northern Kentucky||13-22, 6-6|
|Youngstown State||10-24, 5-10|