Toledo loses to Wright State in 10 inningsWritten by Zach Davis | | firstname.lastname@example.org
After erasing a 4-0 deficit to take the game to extra innings, the Rockets fell 5-4 to Wright State in 10 innings on April 18 at Scott Park.
Toledo (17-20) nearly pulled off the upset over the Raiders, who move to 24-12 on the season.
UT junior Jared Locke got the start and threw five innings of four-run baseball (two earned) while walking four batters in a no-decision. He remains 3-4 on the season with a 5.32 ERA.
Freshman Alec Schmenk threw two perfect innings of relief while striking out three before senior Lincoln Rassi helped keep the game tied with a scoreless eighth. After pitching a perfect ninth inning, freshman reliever Andrew Marra (1-1, 4.98 ERA) was tagged with the loss after giving up a run on two hits in the 10th.
Offensively the Rockets were held to just six hits at the plate. Freshman third baseman Anthony Smith had the team’s only multihit effort, going 2 for 4 with two RBI. Junior center fielder Ben Hammer (1 for 4, RBI) drove in a run while senior second baseman Joe Corfman (1 for 4, R) crossed the plate for his team-leading 34th run of the season.
Toledo will hit the road this weekend when it travels to Dekalb, Ill., to face Northern Illinois in a three-game series. The first game against the Huskies (11-24, 5-7 Mid-American Conference) begins at 3 p.m. April 20.