Baseball Hosts UIC to End Regular Season
Release: Monday 05/17/2017 
by WSU Athletic Media Relations

The Wright State baseball team will host Horizon League foe UIC in the final regular-season games Thursday through Saturday.

The Raiders take on UIC Thursday and Friday at 6:30 pm before the last regular-season game Saturday at 2 pm.

Follow The Raiders:  Fans should look for the stats button for all games on  Thursday's game is 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. 

Senior Day: On Saturday, the Raiders will honor its seniors: Nick Weybright, Daniel Arthur, Kevin Whatley, Mark Meyer and Trevor Swaney.

Raiders: Wright State, 34-18, 19-8, has won five of the last eight games.

WSU is currently in second place, within striking distance of first place UIC.  The Flames post a 21-6 league mark.  The winner of the regular season will host the league tournament May 24-27.

On the season, Matt Morrow leads WSU with a .332 batting average with 34 RBI while Seth Gray is hitting .304 with 30 RBI.  Adrian Marquez has 42 RBI while Gabe Snyder has a team-high 43 RBI with 12 homeruns.

Starters Danny Sexton (2.59 ERA), Zane Collins (2.70) and Ryan Weiss (2.02) anchor the early innings while Derek Hendrixson has collected seven saves, posting a 1.80 ERA.

UIC: The Flames, 35-13 and 20-6, remain in first place of the Horizon League.  UIC is coming off a doubleheader sweep against Wright State Saturday and a split at Valparaiso Sunday.

UIC has been led by Rob Calabrese with a .374 average, including 47 RBI and 22 doubles while David Cronin is hitting .337.  Ricardo Ramirez has nine homeruns with 36 RBI.  On the mound, Jake Dahlberg (1.80 ERA) has a record of 9-1 with 69 strikeouts in 85.0 innings.  Jacob Key (2.44 ERA) has a 6-0 record in 12 appearances.

Next Up: The Raiders will play in the Horizon League Tournament May 24-27 at the stadium of the regular-season champion.

Standings as of 5/17/17

UIC 35-13, 21-6
Wright State 34-18, 19-8
Northern Kentucky 21-31, 14-13
Valparaiso 23-28, 12-15
Oakland 15-35, 11-16
Milwaukee 22-30, 10-17
Youngstown State 15-37, 9-21

Remaining League Schedule

Thursday: NKU at Oakland 3 pm; Milwaukee at Valpo 4 pm; UIC at Wright State 6:30 pm ESPN3

Friday: NKU at Oakland 1 pm; Milwaukee at Valpo 2 pm; UIC at Wright State 6:30

Saturday: NKU at Oakland 1 pm ESPN3; Milwaukee at Valpo 2 pm; UIC at Wright State 2 pm (Senior Day)

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