NCAA Baseball: Wright State takes the field in Louisville

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

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The Wright State baseball team is about to have its final practice before facing Ohio State in the NCAA tournament Friday

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

The Wright State baseball team is on the field at the University of Louisville’s Jim Patterson Stadium, where the Raiders will play Ohio State in the NCAA Regionals at 2 p.m. Friday.

The second-seeded Buckeyes (43-18-1) just wrapped their practice on the field where they will face No. 3 Wright State (44-15) in the schools’ first meeting since 2004, and first ever on a neutral field.

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Top-seeded Louisville, the nation’s No. 2 overall seed, will play No. 4 Western Michigan at 6 to wrap up the first round of the double-elimination tournament.

The Raiders are making back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances for the first time in school history. They went 2-2 at Illinois last year with victories against No. 2 Notre Dame and No. 3 Ohio before falling to the top-seeded Illini in the final.

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