The Wright State baseball team broke a 3-3 tie with two in the fifth and added another in the ninth for a 6-3 win at Youngstown State Saturday afternoon.
Like Friday's opener, WSU took a quick lead, scoring twice in the first. With one out, John Brodner singled to right and came in to score as Garrett Gray followed with a double to left center. After a Kody Krizman hit to left, Michael Timm plated Gray with a sacrifice fly to center.
The Raiders added another run in the second as Jeff Limbaugh doubled to left center, advanced to third on a passed ball and scored on a Justin Kopale sacrifice fly to left.
Youngstown State, though, came back to tie the game at 3-3 with three in the fourth and appeared to have the lead as Josh White crossed the plate on a double off the bat of Nick DiNello. The umpires ruled, however, that White did not touch third base on the play, keeping the game tied.
The Raiders answered right back with two runs in the fifth to take the lead for good. With one out, WSU loaded the bases on a Gray double, a Krizman single and Timm being hit by pitch. Mark Fowler then hit a grounder to second that the Penguins got the force out at second as Gray scored, but a wild throw on the relay to first allowed Krizman to also score and make it 5-3.
Wright State then added an insurance run in the ninth as Kieston Greene singled, went to second on a Brodner bunt and scored one out later as Timm lined a single to right.
After the three-run fourth, Raider starter Joey Hoelzel (4-3) held the Penguins scoreless over the next four innings, allowing just a walk over that stretch while striking out four. Altogether, the junior righty gave up just four hits in eight innings, walking two and fanning five.
Travis Hissong pitched a scoreless, hitless ninth for his fifth save of the season.
Offensively, Greene, Gray, Krizman and Limbaugh each had two hits, with Timm driving in two.
Wright State (20-22, 8-9 Horizon) looks for the series sweep in the finale Sunday at 1:00.