Wright State stretched its winning streak to seven with a pair of one-run decisions over Miami Tuesday at the WSU Softball Field, taking the opener 2-1 before holding on for a 3-2 win in the nightcap.
The RedHawks opened the scoring in game one with a run in the second, only to see the Raiders answer with two in the bottom of the third. With one out, Jess Gorman singled to left and advanced to third as Hanna Floyd, who had three hits overall in the opener, reached on a bunt single and Miami also committed an error on the play. WSU then pulled off the double steal as Floyd went to second and Gorman scored to tie the game.
After an Alex Machen ground out to second moved Floyd to third, Kaitlyn Kite singled through the left side of the infield to plate Floyd and put Wright State ahead to stay at 2-1.
Miami had a runner on second in the fourth, but that would be the last threat of the game for the RedHawks as WSU pitcher Krystian DeWitt (11-12) faced the minimum nine batters over the final three innings. DeWitt scattered four hits and a walk in a complete-game effort while striking out five.
The Raiders again used the double steal to take a 1-0 lead in the first inning of game two. Gorman led off with a hit through the left side and went to third on a Floyd sacrifice bunt and a Machen hit to right. Gorman and Machen then pulled off the double steal to produce a run.
The RedHawks answered right back with a run in the top of the second, only to see WSU go right back in front with a run in its half of the inning as Reagan Stofcheck led off with a double to left center, advanced to third on a Taylor Knore bunt and scored as Montana Wear had a sacrifice fly to right.
Gorman then provided the Raiders with an insurance run in the sixth as she led off with her third home run of the season to left center.
That run turned out to be key as Miami tallied a run in the seventh and had runners on second and third with one out. Wear, however, retired Hailey Reed on a short fly ball to center and Kayla Ledbetter fouled out to right for the final out.
Gorman and Machen each had two hits in the second game for Wright State (16-31), who is right back in action Wednesday with a doubleheader at Ohio State starting at 5:00.