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Raiders defeat Ohio State in shutout fashion – Wright State University Athletics

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COLUMBUS — The Wright State baseball program secured a 3-0 shutout victory over Ohio State on Tuesday night at Bill Davis Stadium. 

The Raiders (9-10, 2-1 HL) snapped Ohio State’s seven-game winning streak, holding the Buckeyes (11-7) scoreless on a season-low three hits. 

Wright State’s starting pitcher Alex Theis (1-1) collected the winning decision after firing six shutout innings. The redshirt senior left-hander limited OSU to just two hits and four walks while striking out four batters in the outing. 

Tristan Haught allowed only one hit and no walks in two scoreless innings out of the bullpen, highlighted by three consecutive punch outs in the bottom of the seventh. Jay Luikart retired the side in order in the bottom of the ninth for his team-leading third save of the season. 

Parker Harrison hit his first collegiate home run in the top of the fifth inning to put WSU in front, 1-0. Boston Smith led off the eighth inning with a walk, reached second on a sacrifice bunt by Luke Arnold, and scored on a throwing error to push the Raider edge to 2-0. Wright State cushioned its lead to 3-0 in the top of the ninth as Patrick Fultz singled, stole second, and came around to score on an RBI single by Julian Greenwell

Gehrig Anglin, Sammy Sass, Drew Baker, and Arnold added base hits in the winning effort. Andrew Patrick finished with a game-leading two stolen bases. 

Wright State will look for its fourth consecutive victory tomorrow at 3 p.m. against Miami (OH). First pitch is set for 3 p.m. in Oxford, Ohio.

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