Wright State rallies past Xavier for 9-7 win
The Wright State baseball team defeated Xavier 9-7 on the second day of the Joe Nuxhull Classic in Oxford, OH Wednesday afternoon.
The Raiders scored seven runs in the final four innings to post the victory. Matt Morrow and Gabe Snyder each had two hits of WSU's nine as Snyder picked up two RBI. He now needs just one RBI to tie for the all-time Wright State career record. Seth Gray added two RBI as well as JD Orr ended with two runs, two stolen bases on a hit and a walk.
Bear Bellomy started the game for the Raiders with four earned runs in four innings. Four Raiders finished the game as Caleb Sampen pitched the seventh frame for his second win. Derek Hendrixson got his sixth save of the year, striking out two in the ninth.
Wright State, 19-12 and 8-4, will host Youngstown State Friday at 6:30 pm, Saturday at 2 pm and Sunday at 1 pm.
Bottom of First
GIVIN doubled to left center, RBI; SEXTON scored.
WARKENTIN flied out to right field, SF, RBI; GELLENBECK advanced to second; GIVIN scored.
Top of Second
SNYDER homered to left field, RBI.
GRAY flied out to left field, SF, RBI; HAMILTON scored.
Bottom of Second
GRIFFITHS flied out to right field, SF, RBI; MONASTRA scored.
Bottom of Third
WARKENTIN singled to center field, RBI; SEXTON scored.
Top of Sixth
BURDICK grounded out to 2B, RBI; MORROW advanced to third; ORR scored.
SNYDER flied out to center field, SF, RBI; MORROW scored.
Top of Seventh
ORR advanced to second on a throwing error by p, failed pickoff attempt; GRAY scored, unearned.
Bottom of Seventh
SEXTON singled up the middle, RBI; FOURNIER scored.
GELLENBECK doubled to left field, RBI; SEXTON scored.
Top of Eighth
WEATHERFORD reached on a throwing error by 3B, advanced to third; SNYDER scored, unearned.
SLONE reached on a fielder's choice, advanced to second on a throwing error by Pitcher; WEATHERFORD scored, unearned.
GRAY flied out to Center, SF, RBI; SLONE scored, unearned.
Bottom of Eighth
SORIA homered to left center, RBI.
Top of Ninth
MORROW doubled to center field, RBI; ORR scored.