The Northern Kentucky University baseball team defeated Wright State on Friday by a final score of 6-3. NKU improves to 7-21 overall and 5-5 in Horizon League play. The Raiders fall to 20-9 on the season and 6-4 in the league.

AT THE PLATE

  • Griffin Kain had a 2-for-4 showing at the plate with an RBI and a run.
  • Griffin Doersching also batted 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI.
  • Jake Murray went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer.
  • Will Haueter, Andrew Bacon, Jayden Wakeham, Noah Fisher, and Collin Luty also added a hit in the contest.

ON THE MOUND

  • Sam Williams (W, 2-6) gave the Norse a quality start on the mound to earn the win. The southpaw went seven innings, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks. He also struck out seven batters.
  • Joe Martin recorded a save, pitching two scoreless innings. He allowed just two hits and a walk, while striking out a batter.

KEY MOMENTS

  • Wright State went ahead 1-0 in the top of the second. Zach Weatherford’s RBI double down the left field line scored Seth Gray.
  • NKU tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the third. Kain’s single brought home Luty, who was hit by a pitch earlier in the frame.
  • The Raiders’ Alex Alders hit a two-run homer in the top of the fourth to give Wright State a 3-1 lead.
  • Doersching led off the bottom of the fourth for NKU with a solo home run to left center to make the score 3-2.
  • The Norse scored twice in the bottom of the seventh to go ahead 4-3. Doersching hit an RBI single to right field to score Kain, and Haueter also crossed the plate on an error by the Wright State right fielder.
  • Murray added insurance runs for the Norse in the bottom of the eighth. Luty singled in the inning with two outs. Following the single, Murray blasted a two-run homer to right field to put NKU ahead 6-3.

GAME NOTES

  • NKU had an 11-7 advantage in hits.
  • Wright State committed one error, while the Norse had none.
  • Doersching hit his fifth homer of the season, and Murray recorded his second home run.

UP NEXT

  • NKU hosts Wright State on Saturday at 1 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+.

Ryan Wilker

Northern Kentucky University

Athletic Communications Graduate Assistant

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