Softball Eliminated by Wright State, 6-4

Elizabeth Birkbeck
Elizabeth Birkbeck

Chicago, Ill. -- Wright State scored five runs, four unearned, in the top of the seventh inning to defeat the Youngstown State softball team, 6-4, in an elimination game at the 2018 Horizon League Championship.

The Penguins finish the season with an overall record of 25-26 while the Raiders improve to 21-31 and will face Oakland, Friday, in an elimination game at 1 p.m. ET.

Sophomore Elizabeth Birkbeck crushed a three-run home run to right-center field in the bottom of the third inning to put the Penguins up 3-0. Junior Lexi Zappitelli and sophomore Maddi Lusk each posted two-out singles prior to Birkbeck's fourth home run of the season.

The Raiders got on the board in the top of the fifth inning to get within two, 3-1, but the Penguins answered with a run in the bottom half of the sixth. Senior Cali Mikovich laced a two-out double to right-center field and scampered home on Nikki Saibene's single to center field to give the Penguins the 4-1 lead.

Zappitelli and Mikovich each had two hits for the Penguins.