Wright State baseball and softball start games this week while both basketball and tennis teams continue action this week.
Men’s Basketball: The WSU men’s basketball team will take a break from games and be back in action Sunday at Oakland at 2 pm.
The Raiders are currently 14-13, 6-6 after a narrow loss to Cleveland State Saturday afternoon. Against CSU, four WSU players scored in double figures--led by 15 from Jarran Young. JT Yoho has his fifth straight double digit performance with 14 points.
Oakland started the Horizon League schedule for the Raiders on January 2 as WSU won 76-64 at the Nutter Center. Chrishawn Hopkins and Miles Dixon each had 13 points in that game. This will be WSU’s first visit to Oakland’s homecourt. The Grizzlies are currently 9-17, 4-7 and host Detroit Friday.
Sunday’s game can be heard live with Chris Collins and Jim Brown on The Big 1065 FM, or you can watch on the Horizon League Network. The next WSU home game will be February 21 at 10 pm against Detroit.
Women’s Basketball: With a 17-7, 6-3 record, the Raiders will host UIC Saturday at 2 pm. WSU is coming off a road loss at Cleveland State 100-93 Saturday afternoon.
Kim Demmings still leads Wright State at 21.6 points and 6.5 rebounds with Ivory James at 17.8 points and 6.3 rebounds. Tayler Stanton tops rebounding at 8.7 per game. WSU beat the Flames on Febraury 1 77-74 in Chicago. UIC is currently 17-6, 6-4 and will play at Valpo Monday night.
Fans can watch the game on the Horizon League Network with Scott Leo.
Men’s Tennis: With a 2-3 record, Raider men’s tennis will play at Marquette Thursday, at Chicago State Friday and at IPFW Saturday.
Last week saw the Raiders drop decisions at #5 Ohio State, Eastern Kentucky and Kentucky after starting the season with wins over SIU Edwardsville and IUPUI.
Women’s Tennis: The women will play at Chicago State Friday and at IPFW Saturday. WSU is currently 1-4 with a win over IUPUI. Next home action will be March 13 against Western Illinois at the South Regency Tennis Center.
Softball: Starting the 2014 season at the USF Tournament Friday through Sunday in Tampa, the Raiders will play Illinois and South Florida on Friday, Pittsburgh and Binghamton on Saturday and #1 Tennessee on Sunday.
Wright State finished last season at 19-37, 10-11, advancing to the semifinals of the Horizon League Tournament. The Raiders were picked to place third this year as Krystian DeWitt, Jess Gorman and Kaitlyn Kite were chosen to preseason teams. WSU is scheduled to open at home March 22.
Baseball: Under first-year head coach Greg Lovelady, the Raiders will hit the field for the first time this weekend, hosting the Wright State Invitational in Cary, North Carolina. WSU will play Butler Friday, Monmouth and Michigan State Saturday and Massachusetts-Lowell on Sunday.
Wright State went 25-30, 9-12 under now Penn State head coach Rob Cooper in 2013 and return two of last year’s three WSU players recognized as All-Conference performers a year ago: seniors Mark Fowler and Kieston Greene. Fowler, a Newcomer Team selection in 2013, started 49 games and hit .309 with 31 runs and 32 RBI in 182 at bats. Greene, selected to the First Team and Newcomer Team, was also named the league's All-Tournament Team as he hit .355 to lead the team with 36 runs and 23 RBI in 185 at bats.
The Raiders are slated to start the home schedule March 7-8 as part of the UD/WSU Tournament.