Walk-off single from Tyler Black lifts Wright State to series victory over Milwaukee

Tyler Black’s single scored pinch runner Justin McConnell to give Wright State a 3-2 walk-off victory over Milwaukee on Sunday at Nischwitz Stadium.

The Raiders improved to 11-5 and claimed the season-opening Horizon League series by taking two out of three from the Panthers.

Both teams combined for five errors on a cold afternoon. Milwaukee’s two errors in the final inning contributed to Wright State’s win.

Milwaukee struck first in the top of the second when a two-base error eventually led to a run. The Panthers secured a 2-0 lead on a run-scoring single.

Wright State’s Bradley Brehmer wrapped up his first career start after the fifth, striking out four batters and allowing one earned run. The Raiders reached Milwaukee starter Mike Edwards in the bottom half of the frame.

Kyle Casserly reached on an error and took two more bases on wild pitches. Black drove in Casserly.

Edwards pitched seven innings for Milwaukee and Elijah Goodman threw a scoreless inning in the eighth. The Raiders brought in Tyler Luneke and Riley Perlich, who combined for four hitless innings.

Trailing 2-1 in their final at-bat, the Raiders went to work when Peyton Burdick hit a ball to right which was misplayed and Burdick landed on second. Quincy Hamilton also benefited from a third Milwaukee error and took second after a single. Hamilton’s hit scored Burdick which tied the game, 2-2.

Justin McConnell entered to run for Hamilton and scooted to third on a wild pitch. Zach Weatherford battled through a 10-pitch at-bat and drew a walk. Milwaukee decided to intentionally walk Damon Dues to load the bases, bringing Tyler Black to the plate with one out. Black took a pitch off the plate and then delivered a base hit into right field allowing Justin McConnell to score the winning run.

Wright State is now 5-1 at home and has won seven of its last eight games. The Raiders welcome Cincinnati to Nischwitz Stadium on Tuesday after defeating the Bearcats, 8-3, on the road last week.

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