The Wright State baseball team will hit the road for the season's final road trip of the year, playing at Milwaukee Friday and at UIC Saturday.
The Raiders play a doubleheader at UWM Friday at 1 pm eastern before traveling south to take on UIC Saturday in a doubleheader at 1 pm eastern.
Follow The Raiders: Fans should look for the stats button for all games on wsuraiders.com. Saturday's games are slated to be shown on ESPN3.
Tickets: At 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, 33-15, 18-5, has won four straight, including a 5-4 victory over cross-town rival Dayton Tuesday night.
WSU is currently tied with UIC for first place in the Horizon League. The Raiders will play the Flames in the final five games of the season, two this weekend in Chicago and three next weekend at Wright State. The winner of the regular season will host the league tournament May 24-27.
Tuesday night versus Dayton, Gabe Snyder walked on five pitches to bring Matt Morrow with the winning run. Derek Hendrixson (3-1) picked up the win after striking out two in the ninth. Jorge Lozano pitched 4.2 innings of scoreless relief, allowing just three hits and a walk while striking out three. At the plate, Morrow and Adrian Marquez each had two hits.
On the season, Morrow leads WSU with a .332 batting average with 32 RBI while Seth Gray is hitting .309 with 29 RBI. Marquez and Snyder have team-highs 41 RBI and Snyder leads the Raiders with 12 homeruns.
Starters Danny Sexton (2.73 ERA), Zane Collins (2.65) and Ryan Weiss (1.60) anchor the early innings while Derek Hendrixson has collected seven saves, posting a 1.80 ERA.
Milwaukee: The Panthers, 20-27 and 9-14, swept Northern Kentucky Sunday, winning 15-0 and 8-1. UWM defeated Chicago State Wednesday 17-1.
Milwaukee has been led by Daulton Varsho with a .387 averaged, including 34 RBI, nine homeruns and 11 doubles as Ben Chally is hitting .333. John Boidanis leads the Panthers with 40 RBI. On the mound, Jay Peters (3.00 ERA) has a 7-1 record with 66 strikeouts in 84.0 innings.
WSU leads the overall series 61-53 overall and went 3-2 last year. WSU defeated The Panthers three times earlier this season 5-3, 2-1 and 4-0 in Dayton.
UIC: The Flames, 32-12 and 17-5, remain tied with the Raiders for first place in the Horizon League. UIC is coming doubleheader splits with Oakland and Milwaukee over the weekend.
UIC has been led by Rob Calabrese with a .373 average, including 43 RBI and 20 doubles while David Cronin is hitting .347. Ricardo Ramirez has nine homeruns with 36 RBI. On the mound, Jake Dahlberg (1.96 ERA) has a record of 8-1 with 65 strikeouts in 78.0 innings. Jacob Key (1.98 ERA) has a 6-0 record in 11 appearances.
Next Up: The Raiders will end the regular season next weekend by hosting UIC Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Horizon League Standings as of 5/11/17
|Wright State||33-15, 18-5|
|Northern Kentucky||17-30, 10-13|
|Youngstown State||15-32, 9-17|