Baseball Falls 13-1 in League Opener at Wright State

2010 YSU Baseball
2010 YSU Baseball

Dayton, Ohio -- Wright State scored three two-out runs in the first inning and never looked back in defeating the Youngstown State baseball team 13-1 on Friday evening in the Horizon League openers for both teams.

Of the Raiders' first 13 runs, 11 came after there were two outs. Wright State outhit YSU 22-8.

YSU starter Robert Switka retired the first two batters in both the first and second innings, but he wasn't able to get out of either scoreless. A single and three straight doubles led to three runs in the first. Wright State then went up 4-0 in the second after a hit by pitch, passed ball and RBI single.

The Raiders scored seven runs on six hits in the seventh to blow the game open. Six of them scored after there were two outs. A bases-loaded walk accounted for another run in the fifth, and Ryan Ashe tripled and scored on a wild pitch before there was an out in the seventh.

The Penguins' run came in the ninth when Jonathan Crist scored on a fielder's choice.

Crist and Padraic Williams each had two hits for YSU. Corey Davis had four hits to lead Wright State, and four other Raiders had three hits.

Casey Henn threw seven scoreless innings for Wright State, allowing five hits and striking out seven without issuing a walk. He improved to 2-2 with the victory.

Switka was charged with 10 earned runs in 3.2 innings in the setback.

Youngstown State will play a doubleheader with Wright State on Saturday. First pitch in game one is set for 1 p.m.