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Wright State Baseball Falls in Series Finale at Youngstown State

FAIRBORN -- The Wright State baseball team held a 3-0 lead through five innings, but a six-run sixth turned out to be the difference as Youngstown State defeated the Raiders 6-3 Sunday at Eastwood Field.
WSU picked up a run to open the scoring in the second.  With one out, Ryan Fucci walked and went to third on a Gabe Snyder hit to right.  After Snyder stole second, John Brodner reached on an infield single to third as Fucci scored.
Brodner drove in another run in the fourth as his single to left plated Snyder, who walked and advanced to second on an Andrew McCafferty sacrifice.  The Raiders then went up 3-0 in the fifth as Mark Fowler doubled to right center, went to third on a Michael Timm grounder and scored on a Sean Murphy ground out to short.
That lead, though, disappeared as the Penguins sent 10 batters to the plate in tallying six runs in the bottom of the sixth, taking advantage of six hits and a pair of WSU errors.
Wright State posed a threat in the ninth, loading the bases on a Snyder walk and singles by McCafferty and Mitch Roman, but a double play ended the game.
Offensively, Brodner led the way for the Raiders with two hits and two RBI while on the mound, Andrew Elliott pitched two scoreless inning in relief, striking out four.
Wright State (30-12, 14-6 Horizon) hosts UIC in a key Horizon League series next weekend at Nischwitz Stadium, with the opener set for Friday night at 6:30.
Wright State Baseball Falls in Series Finale at Youngstown State

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OSU spokesman Dan Wallenberg confirmed via email that Lyle met Tuesday with the NCAA, as first reported Wednesday by Yahoo Sports. The email did not mention Louisville, but noted there were no issues at Ohio State.

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) -- The absence of two veteran receivers and his go-to tight end won't change a thing for Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco.

Facing the Cleveland Browns on Sunday in an important AFC North matchup, the Ravens (1-3) will be without leading receiver Steve Smith and speedy Michael Campanaro, both of whom were injured last Thursday night in a win over the Steelers.

Tight end Crockett Gilmore, who has 10 catches for 151 yards and two touchdowns, missed practice Wednesday with a strained calf.

That leaves Flacco with less-heralded wide receivers Kamar Aiken, Marlon Brown and Chris Givens. The primary tight ends are rookies Maxx Williams and Nick Boyle.

Flacco says, "It's my job to see whoever the guy is that's open and give him a chance to make the catch."


BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Browns coach Mike Pettine called the criticism directed at Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden for not playing in Sunday's game because of a broken finger "unwarranted."

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The Browns have provided a written explanation to the NFL, which is investigating why Haden didn't play after being listed as "probable" on the injury report.


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Cundiff is a 12-year NFL veteran who spent the past two seasons in Cleveland. He was cut by the Browns after missing seven of 29 field-goal attempts, including three from within 39 yards.

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