WSU wins pair over Oakland


News-Current Report

DETROIT, Mich. — The Wright State baseball team swept a doubleheader against Oakland Friday at Nischwitz Stadium, taking the first game 5-2 before rolling to a 14-4 decision in the second game.

WSU led 2-0 after Peyton Burdick tripled in a run in the second and Mitch Roman had a sacrifice fly in the third, only to see the Golden Grizzlies tie it with a pair of runs in the fifth.

The Raiders, however, regained the advantage with an unearned run in the sixth and then picked up two insurance runs in the seventh. Back-to-back doubles from John Brodner and Matt Morrow produced the first run with Morrow later scoring on an error.

Jesse Scholtens (7-1) pitched the first seven innings, allowing five hits and a walk while striking out four. Logan Blair threw two shutout innings in earning his four save of the season.

Oakland jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the opening frame of game two before Wright State answered with three of its own in its half. After walks to Morrow and Sean Murphy, Roman tripled down the right field line for two runs and later scored on a two-out hit by Burdick.

Burdick made it 6-3 in the third with a three-run double to center and the margin grew to 8-3 an inning later as Gabe Snyder tripled in Brodner, who led off the stanza with a single, and came in on a Morrow hit.

The Raiders broke the game open with six in the fifth, an inning that featured a Brodner two-run double and a Roman two-run triple.

After a slow start, Robby Sexton (5-2) retired 14 straight before pitching out of a bases-loaded threat in the sixth. He finished with six strikeouts in six innings of work.

Offensively, Roman finished with three hits, four RBI and three runs scored while Burdick had three hits and four RBI, Brodner two hits, two RBI and two runs scored, Snyder and JD Orr two hits and Morrow and Murphy each with two runs scored.

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Story courtesy of Wright State University.

Story courtesy of Wright State University.