Baseball Clinches HL Regular-Season Title
Release: Wednesday 05/04/2014 
by WSU Athletic Media Relations

The Wright State baseball team clinched the Horizon League regular-season title Sunday with a 7-3 win over Youngstown State at Nischwitz Stadium.

A Brad Macciocchi two-run triple in the first along with a Michael Timm sacrifice fly in the second gave the Raiders a 3-0 lead before the Penguins tallied a run in the top of the third.  WSU, however, got that run back in the fourth on a Jason DeFevers RBI single.

Youngstown State cut the deficit to 4-2 with a run in the sixth before Wright State answered with two runs in the bottom of the inning.  Freshman Sean Murphy led off the frame with a home run to left center, his third of the season, and Jeff Limbaugh later added a sacrifice fly.

The Raiders added another run in the seventh on a RBI single from Joe Ford.

YSU scored a run in the ninth against Andrew Elliott, but Elliott bounced back to strike out the final batter of the game.

Luke Mamer (1-1) was the winning pitcher for WSU, giving up one run on four hits in five innings with seven strikeouts. 

Offensively, Macciocchi had two hits and two RBI while Murphy and DeFevers also had two hits.

Wright State (28-18, 21-2 Horizon) plays its final nonleague contest of the regular season on Wednesday as the Raiders host crosstown rival Dayton at 6:30.  21 wins ties a school record for most league wins set in 2007.

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