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Wright State University baseball at Fifth Third Field in Dayton? Be a believer.

WSU will play at the Dragons’ home base for the first time in program history on Thursday, May 17, against Northern Kentucky in a Horizon League game.

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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 statement. “Our baseball program has a terrific national reputation and has achieved great success. We’re excited to showcase our program and our student-athletes in a great environment in downtown Dayton.”

There will be no admission charge, but spectators must obtain a ticket in advance. Information about that is at daytondragons.com/raiderday.

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WSU plays its home games on campus at Nischwitz Stadium. WSU is 25-13 overall and is in first place in the Horizon League (13-5).

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“We are excited to host a Wright State University baseball game at Fifth Third Field this year,“ Dragons Team President Robert Murphy said in a release. “There’s so much talent at Wright State University. We are happy to assist them in showcasing that for this special game.”



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