Wright State Rallies For 7-6 Win Over Baseball In Game One
April 9, 2005
Fairborn, Ohio - Wright State second baseman Dan Biedenharn connected for a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning, capping off a three-run rally, as the host Raiders earned the 7-6 Horizon League victory over the University of Illinois at Chicago baseball squad, snapping the Flames' nine-game winning streak, in the opening game of their doubleheader at Nischwitz Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Wright State left fielder Amin Abusaleh paced the Raiders' offensive attack, going 3-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored. The Raiders also received solid performances from third baseman Brian Shoup (2-for-4, 2 runs, RBI), right fielder Ross Vagedes (2-for-3, RBI, run)
With the victory, Wright State improves to 12-14 on the campaign and 1-1 in Horizon League play, while the Flames fall to 14-10-1 and 1-1 in conference action.
Wright State reliever Nate Stevens (2-3) picked up the victory for the Raiders, tossing 2.1 innings of scoreless ball, while fanning two batters. UIC junior reliever Jason Foster (4-4) was tagged with the loss, surrendering two runs and five hits in one inning of work.
With the score tied at six apiece in the top of the seventh inning, the first three Wright State batters reached base, behind Bryan Vickers (hit-by-pitch), Abusaleh (single) and Paul Majestic (bunt single), setting the stage for Biedenharn's game-winning hit.
With the Flames ahead 6-5 in the sixth inning, Wright State used a little two-out magic as Foster plunked Migliorini. Raiders' center fielder Justin Wilson laid down a bunt single that moved Migliorini into scoring position.
Wright State sent pinch hitter John Kopilchack to the plate, and he promptly responded with a RBI single down the left field line to even the score at six-apiece.
UIC junior left fielder Ted Rosinski led the way for the Flames, going 3-for-4 with four RBI and two runs scored, including his first homer of the season, a three-run shot in the third inning. Senior third baseman Bryan Russo extended his hitting streak to 11-games, going 2-for-4 with a run scored, while sophomore designated hitter Larry Gempp Jr. connected for his third homer of the season, a solo blast, in the first inning.