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Wright State baseball scores upset of nationally ranked team

Wright State upset No. 20 Louisiana-Lafayette 8-2 Friday night. ALLISON RODRIGUEZ/CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
Wright State upset No. 20 Louisiana-Lafayette 8-2 Friday night. ALLISON RODRIGUEZ/CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

After a disappointing opening weekend at Tulane, the Wright State baseball team bounced back with an 8-2 upset of No. 20 Louisiana-Lafayette on Friday.

The Raiders jumped on the Rajun Cajuns for four runs in the first inning, and sophomore right-hander Ryan Weiss limited the hosts to two runs on three hits through seven innings.

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Last year WSU opened the season by winning two of three at No. 10 Clemson, and the following weekend the Raiders won the final of a three-game set at No. 4 South Carolina.

Friday’s win was the first of the year for WSU suffering a three-game series sweep at Tulane last weekend.

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Gabe Snyder went 2 for 4 with three RBIs, two of which came on a triple as part of the four-run first inning. Snyder also had an RBI double and scored twice. Zach Weatherford doubled in a run, and Bentley Jones and Seth Gray each added a single and an RBI.

The Raiders return to action at Louisiana-Lafayette at 3 p.m. today, and they will wrap the weekend series at 2 p.m. Sunday.