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Baseball Rallies for 7-6 Win Over Dayton
Release: Wednesday 04/24/2012 
by WSU Athletic Media Relations

A Tristan Moore two-run single in the bottom of the ninth lifted the Wright State baseball team to a 7-6 win over Dayton Tuesday night at Nischwitz Stadium.

WSU opened the scoring with two runs in the first.  With one out, Zach Tanner doubled off the fence in left and advanced to third on an error by the left fielder.  Tristan Moore followed with a triple down the right field line to drive in Tanner and Moore scored as Ryan Ashe grounded out to second.

The triple was the 16th for Moore in his career, tying him with Phil Long (1993-96) for the most in Raider history.

Dayton (19-23), though, tied it with two in the third and it stayed that until Wright State regained the lead in the fourth on a Justin Kopale RBI single.  The Raiders added another in the fifth on Jake Hibberd's eighth home run of the season and another in the sixth on a balk to go up 5-2.

The Flyers, however, again tied it with two in the seventh and one in the eighth and went up 6-5 on a C.J. Gillman sacrifice fly in the ninth.

In the bottom of the ninth, Sam Picchiotti led off with a single up the middle and Hibberd followed by chopping a hit into left after faking a bunt.  Tanner then hit a grounder to third that looked to be a potential double play, but the Flyers were only able to force out Picchiotti at third.

A balk call moved both Hibberd and Tanner into scoring position and Moore delivered the game-winner, singling through the left side to plate both runners.

Moore finished with three hits and three RBI to pace the Raider offense while Hibberd had two hits and two runs scored as did Garrett Gray.

Wright State (27-13) is right back in action Wednesday, hosting Urbana at 6:30.

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