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YSU baseball, softball swept

Published: Sun, April 8, 2012 @ 12:06 a.m.

Staff report


Wright State completed a three-game sweep of Youngstown State with an 8-2 Horizon League baseball victory on Saturday at Nischwitz Stadium.

The Penguins led 1-0 in the second inning, but Wright State scored five unanswered runs to lead 5-1 after six innings.

Youngstown State (4-26, 2-10 HL) added a run in the seventh inning, but the Raiders (19-10, 10-2) scored the final three runs of the game, all with two outs.

David Saluga went a career-best 3 for 4 with two runs scored, and Drew Dosch had two hits and two RBIs for the Penguins.

In the first weekend start of his career, YSU freshman Russ Harless allowed five runs on eight hits in six innings. The right-hander struck out a career-high seven and walked just one.

Taylor Braun allowed one run on seven hits in six innings for Wright State.

Dosch’s RBI single in the second inning scored Saluga.

Saluga hit a leadoff double and scored on Dosch’s sacrifice fly in the seventh.

Garrett Gray hit a two-run homer for Wright State in the second inning.



Loyola scored four runs in the fifth inning to defeat Youngstown State, 5-1, and complete a three-game sweep.

The Penguins (21-9-1, 5-4 HL) have lost three straight. Loyola improved to 13-16, 6-3.

Loyola’s Brittany Gardner picked up her third win of the series, striking out seven and allowing just five hits.

The Penguins loaded the bases in the top of the seventh on single by Sarah Gabel and two hit batters. Senior Amanda Palmore reached on an error to score Gabel for YSU’s only run.

A lineout double play and a strikeout ended the Penguins’ threat.

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