The duo of Cody Kopilchack and Michael Schum held Southeast Missouri to just two hits while striking out 14 as the Wright State baseball team recorded a 2-0 win Saturday afternoon at Nischwitz Stadium.
Redhawk pitcher Shae Simmons retired the first seven batters he faced, but that quickly changed in the third. With one out, Kyle Mossbarger walked and advanced to third as Kody Krizman singled to right center. Corey Davis followed with a hit to left to plate Mossbarger and give WSU a 1-0 lead.
Southeast Missouri stranded a pair of runners in the fourth and fifth and had a runner at second in the sixth, but Raider starter Kopilchack was able to maintain the shutout, thanks in part to right fielder Tristan Moore throwing out the sixth-inning runner at third for a double play.
Wright State picked up an insurance run in the seventh as Mossbarger again started the rally, this time with a two-out walk. Krizman then doubled to right center to drive in Mossbarger and make it 2-0.
It was left to Michael Schum from there and the senior closer picked up his second save of the season with a three-inning, no hit performance, striking out six and allowing just one walk.
Kopilchack earned his first win in three decisions with six shutout innings, giving up two hits while fanning eight.
Offensively, Davis had three hits while Moore and Krizman each had two.
Wright State (5-7) and Southeast Missouri (6-9) wrap up the series with the rubber match Sunday starting at 1:00.