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 wsuraiders.com. 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
|Wright State||34-18, 19-8|
|Northern Kentucky||21-31, 14-13|
|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)