FAIRBORN — The Wright State baseball team split a doubleheader with Milwaukee on Senior Day Saturday at Nischwitz Stadium, falling 5-1 in the opener before taking the nightcap 6-1.
The Raiders opened the scoring in game one with a run in the fourth. After a Mitch Roman walk along with Peyton Burdick being hit by a pitch and a Ryan Fucci single to center loaded the bases with no outs, Sean Murphy drove in Roman with a sacrifice fly to center.
A line drive double play, though, prevented WSU from adding to the lead and it stayed 1-0 until the Panthers went in front with two runs in the sixth. UWM then tacked on three insurance runs with two outs in the ninth to round out the scoring.
In the second game, Wright State jumped out to the early lead with a run in the first. With one out, singled by Roman and Burdick resulted in runners on the corners and Fucci followed with a sacrifice fly to right to drive in Roman.
The Raiders made it 3-0 with two in the fifth as Matt Morrow had a two-out double down the left field line to knock in JD Orr and later scored on Roman’s hit up the middle. WSU extended the margin to 6-0 an inning later on a Jason DeFevers two-run single and an error.
Milwaukee loaded the bases with no outs in the seventh, but reliever Logan Blair held the Panthers to just one run and the WSU bullpen allowed just one hit and one walk over the final three innings.
Starter Trevor Swaney (8-1) went six innings for the win, scattering four hits and a walk while striking out two. At the plate, Roman had three hits while Gabe Snyder had two.
Wright State (38-14, 21-5 Horizon) hosts crosstown rival Dayton on Tuesday, May 17, at 6:30 in the final regular-season home contest of the season.
Story courtesy of Wright State University.