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Baseball Wins in Extra Innings at Valparaiso
Release: Sunday 03/30/2012 
by WSU Athletic Media Relations

The Wright State baseball team extended its winning streak to four and seven of its last eight Friday with a 7-6, 10 inning win at Valparaiso.

WSU opened the scoring in the first with a run as Corey Davis doubled to right center with one out and scored one out later as Ryan Ashe singled through the right side.   The Raiders then extended the lead to 5-0 in the second on a two-run double by Jake Hibberd and a Davis two-run home run to right, his first of the season.

Valparaiso tallied single runs in the fourth and fifth before Wright State answered with a run in the seventh.  After Michael Timm led off with a hit and went to second on a bunt by Sam Picchiotti, Davis delivered a double down the right field line to plate Timm.

The Crusaders, however, tied the game with four in their half of the seventh and the game went into extra innings as neither team managed a base runner in the eighth or ninth.

The 10th looked to be more of the same for WSU as the first two batters were retired.  Tristan Moore, though, kept the inning alive with a single and an Ashe hit put runners on the corners for Justin Kopale, who reached on an infield hit to shortstop as Moore scored to make it 7-6.

Valparaiso also had a two-out rally in the bottom of the 10th as John Loeffler singled and pinch-runner Mark Johnson went to second on a wild pitch, but Michael Schum (2-0) preserved the win with a ground out to end the game.

Davis paced the Raider offense with three hits and three RBI while Ashe had two hits and Hibberd two RBI.

Wright State (13-10, 5-2 Horizon) continues the series Saturday with a single game starting at 2:00 Eastern.

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