Wednesday Afternoon Baseball On Tap For Xavier, Wright State

Derek Hasenbeck and the Musketeers will host Wright State on Wednesday afternoon.

Derek Hasenbeck and the Musketeers will host Wright State on Wednesday afternoon.

April 1, 2014

CINCINNATI - The Xavier University baseball team returns home following a nine-game road swing to host Wright State on Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Hayden Field on XU's campus.

Xavier (13-13) enters the game after going 2-7 on the road trip, picking up wins against Illinois and Butler. The Musketeers faced a tough trip on the road, playing at Ohio State, Illinois, No. 17 Kentucky and No. 10 Louisville. The friendly confines of Hayden Field are a welcome sight for Xavier, which is 3-1 at home this season.

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Home Runs Power Xavier Baseball To Fifth-Straight Win
A two-run homer by Stephen Schoettmer and a grand slam from Vinny Nittoli provided the offensive power in Xavier's 8-4 win over visiting Wright State on Tuesday afternoon at Hayden Field. The win increased Xavier's winning streak to five games and improved the Musketeers to 19-15, while Wright State dropped to 16-18.

Derek Hasenbeck is leading XU at the plate, batting .318 with 15 RBIs and 16 runs scored. Jake Forrester has earned a spot in the starting lineup after hitting .355 with seven runs scored in 12 games played.

Wright State enters the matchup at 14-12 (8-0 Horizon) and 4-6 in road games. WSU is coming off of a 10-4 loss to Toledo on Tuesday afternoon. Brad Macciocchi is batting .324 for the Raiders and has scored a team-best 18 runs. Sean Murphy brings a .303 batting average and team-high 20 RBIs into the game.

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