The Wright State softball team split a doubleheader at UIC Saturday, winning the first game 8-4 before falling 6-0 in the nightcap.
Down 1-0 early in the opener, WSU tied it in the third on a RBI single by Michelle Baker and went in front to stay an inning later on a Chelsea Archer sacrifice fly. The Raiders added two more in the sixth as Kristi Boreing singled in Kate Kine and Archer plated Jess Gorman with a ground out.
Wright State then broke the game open with four in the seventh. A Kortney Tackett double, a Baker single and a Colleen Schneider fielder's choice resulted in the first run and another fielder's choice, this time off the bat of Gorman, made it 7-1. Boreing later had a sacrifice fly to round out the Raider scoring.
Natalie Hernandez had a three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh for UIC, but the Flames would get no closer as Krystian DeWitt posted her 16th win of the season.
Offensively, Boreing, Baker, Kine and Gorman each had two hits while Boreing, Archer and Gorman each drove in two.
The Raiders, however, found the offense hard to come by in the second game as they managed just four singles against UIC pitcher Devin Miller. The Flames scored single runs in the first and third and two in the fourth and fifth to gain the split.
Wright State (23-31, 10-13 Horizon) closes out the season with a single game at UIC Sunday starting at 1:00 Eastern.