Bradley Brehmer tosses seven scoreless frames, Tyler Black homers as Wright State salvages weekend series finale

It had been a frustrating weekend for the Wright State baseball team in Highland Heights, Ky. The Raiders entered a three-game series at 20-8 while Northern Kentucky was 6-21. Yet the Norse claimed the first two contests, 6-3 and 7-6. Wright State freshman right-hander Bradley Brehmer responded on Sunday with seven scoreless innings and the Raiders offense delivered in the team’s 9-1 win.

Wright State improved to 21-10 overall, and 7-5 in the Horizon League. Brehmer continued his impressive freshman campaign by limiting the Norse to two hits, striking out five and walking two. The 6-foot-5 right-hander from Indianapolis is now 4-0.

Before the Norse stepped to the plate in Sunday’s game, they faced a four-run deficit. Zach Weatherford continued his hot hitting in the first inning, extending his current hitting streak to six games, his second longest of the season (7 games), with an RBI single, scoring JD Orr from third base. Weatherford’s single loaded the bases with one out, and a Zane Harris walk and a Damon Dues fielder’s choice combined with a Norse error allowed the Raiders to post four runs in the first inning.

With no outs in the second and Cameron Rountree on first base, Tyler Black belted his fifth home run of the season to right field, putting the Raiders handily ahead at 6-0.

The Raiders added three more runs in the seventh on a Damon Dues RBI single, a throwing error on Norse pitcher Gunnar Barnard, and an RBI groundout from Tyler Black, his third RBI of the game.9t

NOTES

  • Peyton Burdick went 0-1 with four walks in Sunday’s contest, ending his 12-game hitting streak, but continuing his now 28-game on-base streak.
  • Tyler Black posted his fifth multi-RBI game of the season on Sunday.
  • Damon Dues and Chase Slone both tallied two hits in the game, their sixth and eighth multi-hit games respectively.

Wright State will remain on the road during the week and compete in the Joe Nuxhall Tournament Tuesday and Wednesday. They will face the Miami Redhawks on Tuesday in Cincinnati, and their Wednesday opponent. Xavier and Cincinnati will meet in the other game. The winners and the losers of the respective games will play on Wednesday.

The Raiders will return to Horizon League competition on Friday at 3 p.m. as the Oakland University Golden Grizzlies travel to Nischwitz Stadium for a three-game series.

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