Sports Digest

Baseball splits with Oakland

FAIRBORN — Wright State University baseball team split Horizon League games against Oakland, March 18 falling 6-5 in the first and winning 8-2 in the second game.

In game one, the Raiders tied the game at two each in the fourth inning as the score bounced back and forth until the Grizzlies took the lead 6-5 in the top of ninth. Oakland had seven hits, including a triple and two doubles while the Raiders received eight hits with one double from Alex Alders, who finished with an RBI and a run scored.

WSU is now 11-7 and 2-1 while the Grizzlies go to 3-14 and 1-2.

WSU golf competes

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. — The Wright State golf team is ninth after the first round of the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate tournament on March 18. Austin Schoonmaker led the way for the Raiders, shooting an opening-round 73 and currently sitting in a tie for 18th. Chris Rossi is in a tie for 26th after his first-round 74 on Sunday afternoon.

Raiders win opener

FAIRBORN — The Wright State baseball team opened the 2018 Horizon League slate with a 3-0 win over Oakland March 17 at Nischwitz Stadium.

The Raiders, 10-6 and 1-0 now, have won six straight. It became a pitchers’ duel after Wright State scored three in the bottom of the first. Ryan Weiss was on the mound for WSU as he pitched eight superb innings, scattering four hits and striking out nine for the win. Derrick Hendrixson pitched the ninth for the save.

Seven Raiders picked up hits for Wright State, including a double, an RBI and a run by freshman Damon Dues. Peyton Burdick and Seth Gray each added an RBI.

WSU Track opens outdoor season

INDIANAPOLIS — The Wright State track team began its outdoor season March 17, finishing, second at the Stan Lyons Invitational at Butler University.

Maria Heckman picked up where she left off from the indoor season, winning the pole vault with a clearance of 3.4 meters (9.9737 feet). Brooklyn Mikesell won the 400-meter hurdles. Sophia Angelopoulos notched a second place finish for the Raiders in the 400-meter hurdles and Victoria Angelopoulos was second in the 800-meter run. The 400-meter relay team of Jayla Tarver, Cameron Campbell, Jennifer Ramsey and Iman Salhieh added another second-place finish for Wright State.

The Raiders will return to action Saturday, March 31 as they travel to Cincinnati for the Oliver Nikoloff Classic.

WSU falls at Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN — The Wright State women’s tennis team was back on the road on March 17, dropping the match to Bowling Green, 3-4.

Madison Riley and Jillian Milano each recorded wins for the Raiders in singles play. On the doubles side, the teams of Karoline Haller/Haily Morgan and Madison Riley/Jillian Milano each notched victories for Wright State.

The Raiders will be back in action Saturday, March 24, as they host the Norse of Northern Kentucky.

Orr honored by league

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Junior J.D. Orr of the Wright State baseball team has been named the Horizon League Batter of the Week, conference officials announced March 12.

Orr, a Mount Vernon native, hit .545 as the Raiders went 3-0, including a 7-3 win over Dayton. He had six hits, five runs, three RBI and two steals for the week. Orr is hitting .346 on the season with 18 hits and 11 walks. The Raiders have won four straight and six of the last seven.

Spring 5K in April

XENIA — Registration is open for Greene County Public Health’s ninth annual “Spring Has Sprung” Healthy Families 5K Run/Walk, Saturday, April 14 at the Xenia YMCA, 135 E. Church St.

Registration and check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Xenia YMCA with a Zumba warm-up at 8:30 a.m. and the pet and stroller friendly run/walk beginning at 9 a.m. beginning and ending at the Xenia YMCA.

The cost is $15 per person by Friday, April 6, which includes an event T-shirt (guaranteed). After April 6, including the day of the race, the cost is $20 per person (T-shirt included while supplies last). Interested groups should call Jillian Drew at 937-374-5683 or email [email protected] for more information. Interested persons can register online now for the 5K at

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