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Sixth Inning Rally Lifts Baseball Past Youngstown State
Release: Monday 05/12/2012 
by WSU Athletic Media Relations

Down 3-1 after five, the Wright State baseball team scored five runs in the sixth, four coming after two outs, to pull out a 6-3 win at Youngstown State Saturday afternoon.

The Raiders scored quickly in the first as, with one out, Zach Tanner tripled to right center and Tristan Moore followed with a hit up the middle to drive in Tanner.

Youngstown State tied the game with a run in the fourth and went in front with a pair in the fifth, only to see WSU answer right back with the winning rally in the sixth.

With one out, Ryan Ashe walked and after Garrett Gray singled, Corey Davis doubled down the right field line to plate Ashe and make it 3-2.  Michael Timm was intentionally walked, but Sam Picchiotti hit a pop up for the second out.

Justin Kopale, though, hit a grounder between first and second for a hit to tie the game and the go-ahead run came in to score as an attempt to get Kopale at first went towards the first base dugout.  Jake Hibberd then hit a grounder to short that was misplayed by the first baseman as two more runs scored to make it 6-3.

The Penguins managed just two singles the rest of the way as Jordan Marker and Michael Schum preserved the win.  Marker (9-1) picked up the win as he threw four shutout innings, allowing three hits and no walks while striking out four, while Schum earned his 12th save with a perfect nine, including a strikeout.

Offensively, Tanner and Moore each had two hits.

Wright State (35-16, 19-7 Horizon) wraps up the three-game series with a single game Sunday starting at 11 am.  The game was originally set for noon, but was moved up an hour due to a forecast of rain later in the afternoon.

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