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WSU Insider: Softball team showing improvement

The Wright State softball team won two of its first 15 games, and coach Lynn Curylo did her best to keep the players’ focus off the record.

“We’ve been trying hard to focus on the good things within the game,” the third-year coach said. “Did someone execute the bunt? How well did we do today moving the runners? I kept telling them to remain patient.”

A positive attitude in the face of mounting losses is starting to pay off. The Raiders were 9-26 heading into a doubleheader Thursday at Ohio, but they have won their last two series in Horizon League play. They’re 6-6 in the conference, tied for fourth with Valparaiso.

“The big thing is every single day we’re working to get better,” Curylo said. “I think we played an extra tough pre-conference season. It gave our players an opportunity to see some great ball. Now we’re just continuing to settle in. I know it’s late to say we’re setting in, but we have a lot of new faces out there. Every single day, I’m seeing improvement in different areas. I’m hoping it continues.”

The Raiders played two top-25 teams in their opening road trip: Texas A&M and UCLA, which are now ranked 13th and 18th, respectively. They also played Arkansas (26-18) and Michigan State (21-18).

Wright State got off to a 2-4 start in Horizon League play, and that included a sweep at Valparaiso. But they then took two out of three against Youngstown State on April 6-7 and two out of three against Green Bay on April 13-14.

The Raiders beat Green Bay 1-0 on Sunday. Krystian DeWitt threw a four-hit shutout with five strikeouts. Lindsay Barrett’s double scored Alanna Williams in the fifth for the only run.

“We really needed to take two out of three from Green Bay,” Curylo said. “That was a good series for us. The first two games were battles. We were actually losing the majority of the first game and we came back and won it. The second game wasn’t a win, but it was an 8-7 game and we were even with hits.”

Jess Gorman leads the Raiders with 30 hits. She’s hitting .396. Kortney Tackett has 13 RBIs and a .337 average. Gorman and Barrett each have two home runs.

On the mound, DeWitt has started 19 games and is 6-10 with a 2.53 ERA. Montana Wear has started 16 games and is 3-13 with a 3.85 ERA.

Baseball: Wright State’s three-game series at Milwaukee will start Saturday instead of today because of heavy rains. There will be a doubleheader on Saturday or Sunday. Milwaukee hasn’t played a home game this season because of bad weather.

The Raiders (17-18) beat Dayton 7-5 on Wednesday for their third win in the last four games.

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