FAIRBORN — The Wright State Raiders baseball team won the 2022 Horizon League Championship for the second straight season Saturday afternoon over Oakland, 24-0, at Nischwitz Stadium in Fairborn.
We win, we celebrate! #Raidergang | #BuildtheMonster pic.twitter.com/kSP1is9q6O— Wright State Baseball (@WSURaidergang) May 28, 2022
‼️ HORIZON LEAGUE CHAMPS ‼️#Raidergang | #BuildtheMonster pic.twitter.com/EdJvKVJy6H— Wright State Baseball (@WSURaidergang) May 28, 2022
The 24 runs scored were the most in an Horizon League championship game and the Raiders did that through seven innings.
The vibes are at an all-time high.— Wright State Baseball (@WSURaidergang) May 28, 2022
We have BROKE the #HLBASE Championship single-game record in runs scored with 24 through seven innings. https://t.co/5PacHjzGOJ pic.twitter.com/E1GamMtlJs
Catcher Sammy Sass put the Raiders ahead, 4-0, with a grand slam in the bottom of the first as they never looked back. It was the first of Sass’ three home runs as he drove in nine runs for the game.
Slammin' Sammy is a BAD MAN‼️— Wright State Baseball (@WSURaidergang) May 28, 2022
He puts us in front with a GRAND SLAM in the first inning.😤@sammysass24 | #Raidergang pic.twitter.com/lZc2cnH2m2
Designated hitter Zane Harris also had three hits and five RBIs.
Death. Taxes. Zane Harris driving in runs.— Wright State Baseball (@WSURaidergang) May 28, 2022
He's 3-for-3 with three doubles and five RBI. #Raidergang | #BuildtheMonsterpic.twitter.com/w3mwzxvTQA
Wright State led, 9-0, after five innings but scored eight runs in the sixth and seven more in the seventh. The Raiders pitching held Oakland to only two hits. Alex Theis went 5 1/3 innings walked eight but struck out seven Grizzlies.
Seven Wright State players made the Horizon League all-tournament team. Zane Harris was named MVP. Other members of the all-tourney team include Justin Riemer, Gehrig Anglin, Alex Sayre, Sammy Sass and Andrew Patrick.
7️⃣ Raiders on the #HLBASE All-Tournament Team.— Wright State Baseball (@WSURaidergang) May 28, 2022
▪️ Zane Harris (MVP)
▪️ Justin Riemer
▪️ Gehrig Anglin
▪️ Alec Sayre
▪️ Sammy Sass
▪️ Andrew Patrick#Raidergang | #BuildtheMonster pic.twitter.com/iHckuu6Ylb
The Raiders will find out who they will play in the NCAA Baseball Tournament when the bracket is announced Monday at 12 noon on ESPN2.
©2022 Cox Media Group