Wright State Tops the Broncos

FAIRBORN, Ohio (May 9) — For the second straight game, Western Michigan suffered a loss to the hands of a Horizon League opponent, falling 8-2 to Wright State in a night contest played at Nischwitz Stadium. WMU lost to Horizon member Detroit, 5-4, on Wednesday.

Wright State jumped started its offense to the tune of nine hits over the first three innings, building a 5-0 cushion. WSU's first three batters singled off WMU starter Pat Misch, who gave up an uncharacteristic 11 hits over 5.1 innings in his second consecutive loss.

WMU rallied for a pair of runs in the fourth, as Chad Tarpley hit a two-run homer after Tom Fabrizio doubled. The Broncos put six more runners in scoring position thereafter, but left them all stranded.

"Wright State made more plays than we did," said WMU Head Coach Fred Decker. "Offensively, we just didn't play very well. I thought Pat (Misch) pitched pretty well, he's still coming around."

Western Michigan concludes its series with Wright State Saturday with a 1:00 p.m. matinee from Nischwitz Stadium. WMU's Brad Mumma (6-4) will go against WSU ace Casey Abrams.

NOTES: WMU was without the services of starting LF Matt Bolton and C Joe Zacharzewski because of ailments ... 3B Mark Abro went 3-for-4 at the plate ... Tarpley's team-leading sixth homer was the 24th of his career, moving him into sole possession of fifth place on WMU's career list ... tonight's contest marked the first-ever meeting between the schools.

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