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Baseball Wins at Xavier
Release: Friday 04/03/2012 
by WSU Athletic Media Relations

A three-run home run by Tristan Moore lifted the Wright State baseball team to their seventh straight win Tuesday afternoon, a 5-2 decision at Xavier.

It was a scoreless game until the Musketeers broke through with a run in the bottom of the fifth on a RBI single by Mark Elwell.  Xavier threatened to add to the lead with two more hits in the inning, but WSU pitcher Travis Hissong ended the fram with a strikeout.

The Raiders came right back to tie it with a run in the sixth.  Ryan Ashe was hit by a pitch to start the inning, stole second and scored one out later as Garrett Gray doubled to right.

Wright State then went in front to stay in the seventh.  Cody Simon started things with a walk and after Jake Hibberd reached on an error, a Corey Davis sacrifice put both runners in scoring position.  Moore followed with his second home run of the year to make it 4-1.

Xavier answered with a run in the bottom of the seventh, only to see WSU added a run in the ninth as Jake Hibberd smacked his fourth home run of the season.  The Musketeers posed a threat in the ninth with two runners on, but Michael Schum earned his sixth save of the year with a fly out and a ground out to end the game.

Travis Hissong (1-1) picked up the win while offensively, Moore finished with four hits on the day and Hibberd and Gray had two each.

Wright State (16-10) returns home to Nischwitz Stadium this weekend for a three-game Horizon League series against Youngstown State, starting with the opener Thursday at 6:30.

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