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Baseball Hosts Two Doubleheaders
Release: Sunday 05/04/2017 
by WSU Athletic Media Relations

The Wright State baseball team will jump back into Horizon League action this weekend at home as they host back-to-back doubleheaders.

The Raiders host Northern Kentucky Friday and Youngstown State Saturday at Nischwitz Stadium.  Game times for both days are 1 pm and 4 pm.

Follow The Raiders: Fans should look for the stats button for all games on wsuraiders.com.  Friday's games are slated to be shown on ESPN3.

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. 

Raiders: Wright State, 29-14, 15-4, won two of three games over the weekend at league foe Northern Kentucky.  WSU won the first two 7-2 and 5-3 before falling 7-2 on Sunday.  WSU dropped a mid-week nonleague game to Cincinnati 11-8.  The Raiders are 17-3 at home this season.

On the season, Matt Morrow leads WSU with a .325 batting average with 26 RBI while Seth Gray is hitting .324 with 27 RBI.  Adrian Marquez has team-high 37 RBI and Gabe Snyder leads the Raiders with 10 home runs.

Starters Danny Sexton (1.70 ERA), Zane Collins (2.10) and Ryan Weiss (1.78) anchor the early innings while Derek Hendrixson has collected six saves, posting a 2.00 ERA.

Northern Kentucky: The Norse, 16-27 and 9-10, dropped two of three last weekend to the Raiders, wining the final game on Sunday 7-2.

Trey Ganns leads the Norse with a .356 average with 41 RBI and 11 homeruns while Dominic Mercurio is hitting .322 and AJ Alas holds a .311 average and 11 homeruns.  Cameron Ross comes out the bullpen with a 3.65 ERA and four saves in 27 appearances.

WSU leads the overall series 17-9, including WSU winning two of three at NK last weekend.

Youngstown State: The Penguins, 14-28 and 8-14, has won four of its last five games, including two of three from Valparaiso at home over the weekend.  YSU will play at Valparaiso Friday afternoon before coming to WSU.

The Guins are led by Nico Padovan, hitting .297 with 20 RBI and eight doubles while Andrew Kendrick has 14 homeruns and 34 RBI.  Joe King leads the pitching staff with five saves in 20 appearances.

WSU leads the overall series 66-34, including WSU going 2-1 at YSU in early April.

Next Up: The Raiders will host Dayton Tuesday at 6:30 pm.

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