Garrett Gray's single up the middle in the bottom of the 12th drove in Jake Hibberd with the winning run as the Wright State baseball team stayed alive in the Horizon League Tournament with a 2-1 win over Milwaukee Friday in Chicago.
After escaping a bases-loaded threat by the Panthers in the top of the third, WSU opened the scoring with a run in the bottom of the inning. Michael Timm led off with a double to left, went to third on a Justin Kopale sacrifice and scored one out later on a wild pitch by Panther starter Eric King.
Both team posed threats over the next five innings, but neither team scored until Milwaukee tallied a run in the ninth on a RBI single by Ryan Solberg.
The Raiders had runners on first and third in the 11th with one out as Zach Tanner singled to center and Timm followed with a hit through the right side, but Kopale grounded out to third and Kyle Mossbarger flied out to left to end the inning.
In the 12th, however, WSU would produce the game-winner. Jake Hibberd led off with a double to left center and after Corey Davis was intentionally walked, Tristan Moore dropped a bunt single along the third base line to load the bases.
That brought Gray up to the plate and he drove a 2-1 pitch up the middle to drive in Hibberd with the winning run.
Michael Schum (4-2) picked up the win as he pitched the final 5.2 innings, giving up three hits and a run with three strikeouts. Starter Andrew Elliott went the first 6.1 innings, shutting out the Panthers on five hits with five strikeouts.
Hibberd, Gray, Timm and Mossbarger each had two hits for Wright State (37-20), who is right back in action at 4:00 Eastern against Youngstown State in another elimination contest.