Wright State’s Peyton Burdick against UIC last season in the Horizon League championship game. Joseph Craven/CONTRIBUTED

WSU to play Northern Kentucky at Dayton’s Fifth Third Field

Wright State will take its considerable baseball game to Fifth Third Field at downtown Dayton.

WSU, currently 21-11, will play Horizon League rival Northern Kentucky at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 12. Admission is free, but spectators must have a ticket to enter the park. See daytondragons.com/raiderday for ticket information.

It’s the second straight season WSU will have played a game at the home of the Dayton Dragons.

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“We’re very excited about our partnership with the Dayton Dragons and the opportunity to play at Fifth Third Field,” WSU Director of Athletics Bob Grant said in a release on Wednesday. “Our baseball program has a terrific national reputation and has achieved great success and we’re excited to showcase our program and our student-athletes in a great environment in downtown Dayton.”

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May 12 also is Mother’s Day. The first 500 mothers to attend the game will receive a special pink Dragons hat.

WSU was 39-17 last season and qualified for the NCAA Tournament. Three Raiders off that team were selected in last summer’s MLB draft.

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Wright State was scheduled to play at Xavier on Wednesday. The Raiders will host Oakland at WSU’s Nischwitz Stadium at 3 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.

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