Under first-year head coach Alex Sogard, Wright State’s baseball team continued to role with a weekend sweep over Ohio University at Nischwitz Stadium.
Wright State improved to 7-4 with 13-0 and 12-1 routs of the 3-10 Bobcats.
Now 3-0 at home, the Raiders opened the season on the road and secured wins over three top 20 teams: No. 10 Mississippi, No. 19 Oklahoma State and No. 9 East Carolina on a 4-4 trip.
All three of those programs reached the NCAA tournament teams last year, as did Wright State, which finished 39-17 overall, captured the Horizon League title for the third time in four years and finished eighth nationally at 7.8 runs per game.
Sogard was the pitching coach for the two previous seasons before taking over as head coach upon Jeff Mercer departing for Indiana University.
The Wright State lineup is potent and features outfielders Peyton Burdick (.347/.437/.569, 9 HR, 15 SB in 2018) and JD Orr (.318/.465/.388, 34 SB in 2018). Third baseman Seth Gray (.267/.378/.406) is a Springfield Shawnee graduate.
The new-look pitching staff includes senior lefthander Zane Collins (6-1, 4.18 last year). He is the staff ace.