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DDN: Wright State baseball building case for being Ohio’s best program

Alex Theis

Excerpt from the Dayton Daily News

Wright State baseball coach Alex Sogard put ample thought into picking his starting pitcher against Ohio State last week, and he may have been a bit concerned about how his bats would hold up against Big Ten arms.

But he knew he wouldn’t have to dig deep for a motivational speech on the trip to Columbus. The Raiders believe they have the best college baseball program in the state, and there’s no better way to prove that than to beat the Buckeyes.

“Baseball is a funny game where anyone can win on any given day, but that’s something we talk about. Our guys take a lot of pride in it when we play teams from Ohio. It’s not just another game to us,” Sogard said.

The Raiders pulled out a 3-0 victory behind lefty Alex Theis, a former Ohio State pitcher who gave up just two hits in six innings.

Relievers Tristan Haught and Jay Luikart locked down the win with three stress-free innings. And Parker Harrison led the offense with the first homer of his career.