Wright State smashes Indiana University, 15-4; improves to 20-8

Wright State’s baseball team has recorded an array of impressive victories this season. The Raiders defeated No. 9 East Carolina. No. 10 Ole Miss and No. 19 Oklahoma State. Yet their 15-4 lambasting of former Top 25 ranked Indiana University on Wednesday was extra special because the Hoosiers are coached by Jeff Mercer, who guided Wright State to the NCAA tournament last year.

Tyler Black slugged a home run and added a sacrifice fly, Peyton Burdick added a two-run home run and Seth Gray belted an RBI double as the Raiders pummeled Indiana pitching.

Wright State improved to 20-8 and travel to Northern Kentucky for a three-game weekend series. The Raiders are 6-3 in the Horizon League.

1st Inning – Three walks and a Zach Weatherford RBI groundout put the Raiders on top early, as Quincy Hamilton scored to give Wright State an early 1-0 lead.

3rd Inning – After the Hoosiers answered with a run in the bottom of the second inning, Wright State jumped back on top as a Seth Gray RBI double and an Alex Alders RBI single to lift the Raiders ahead, 3-1.

5th Inning – Tyler Black’s sacrifice fly advanced Alex Alders to third base, and he came in to score on an Indiana wild pitch, extending Wright State’s lead to 5-1.

7th Inning – After a run scored on a passed ball, Black launched a no-doubt home run to right-center, his fourth of the season, to put the Raiders on top 7-2.

8th Inning – The Raiders exploded four six runs in the visiting half of the eighth inning after the Hoosiers pulled closer in the seventh with a two-run home run. With six outs left to get, the Raiders were firmly in the lead at 13-4.

9th Inning – Having been named to the Perfect Game Mid-Season All-American Team earlier in the day, Burdick capped off the victory for Wright State with a two-run home run in the ninth inning.

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