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Wright State Raiders baseball team
Founded1971 (1971)
UniversityWright State University
Head coachAlex Sogard (3rd season)
ConferenceHorizon League
LocationDayton, Ohio
Home stadiumNischwitz Stadium
(Capacity: 750)
NicknameRaiders
ColorsHunter Green and Vegas Gold[1]
         
College World Series appearances
1987 (Division II)
NCAA Tournament appearances
1994, 1995, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2018
Conference tournament champions
1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2018
Conference champions
1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019

The Wright State Raiders baseball team is the college baseball team of Wright State University. The program was founded in 1971 where it started off in Division II until 1988 when it moved to Division I. Nischwitz Stadium in Dayton, OH has been the home field of the program since 1993. The team has won 10 conference regular season championships, 10 conference tournament championships, and has appeared in the NCAA tournament 8 times.

Stadium

Wright State currently plays at Nischwitz Stadium. The 750 seat stadium was built in 1993 and was named after Ron and Gregg Nischwitz. Ron coached the program for 30 years.

Year-by-year results

WSU's records season by season since joining Division I in 1988.

Season Head Coach Overall Record Conf. Record Postseason
Division I Independent
1988 Ron Nischwitz 32–28 0–0
1989 Ron Nischwitz 45–12 0–0
1990 Ron Nischwitz 35–20 0–0
1991 Ron Nischwitz 39–16 0–0
Mid-Continent Conference
1992 Ron Nischwitz 40–16 17–3
1993 Ron Nischwitz 39–15 17–3
1994 Ron Nischwitz 39–21 16–8 NCAA Tournament
Midwestern Collegiate Conference
1995 Ron Nischwitz 33–28 10–6 NCAA Play-In-Series
1996 Ron Nischwitz 20–28 10–12
1997 Ron Nischwitz 31–28 16–6
1998 Ron Nischwitz 20–34 9–13
1999 Ron Nischwitz 26–28 8–10
2000 Ron Nischwitz 19–39 8–12
2001 Ron Nischwitz 31–27 12–8
Horizon League
2002 Ron Nischwitz 20–33 9–14
2003 Ron Nischwitz 21–34 10–13
2004 Ron Nischwitz 22–34 10–11
2005 Rob Cooper 26–34 11–9
2006 Rob Cooper 32–27 17–13 NCAA Tournament
2007 Rob Cooper 36–22 21–9
2008 Rob Cooper 30–23 16–6
2009 Rob Cooper 33–30 14–12 NCAA Tournament
2010 Rob Cooper 31–25 17–6
2011 Rob Cooper 36–19 16–7 NCAA Tournament
2012 Rob Cooper 37–21 20–10
2013 Rob Cooper 25–30 9–12
2014 Greg Lovelady 33–20 25–4
2015 Greg Lovelady 43–16 21–8 NCAA Tournament
2016 Greg Lovelady 46–17 23–6 NCAA Tournament
2017 Jeff Mercer 38–21 21–9
2018 Jeff Mercer 39–15 22–6 NCAA Tournament
2019 Alex Sogard 41–15 21–8

Wright State in the NCAA Tournament

Wright State has made it to the NCAA tournament 7 times. The team last played in the NCAA tournament in 2018 after they defeated UIC in the Horizon League tournament championship.

Year Record Pct Notes
1994 1–2 .333
2006 0–2 .000
2009 0–2 .000
2011 0–2 .000
2015 2–2 .500
2016 2–2 .500
2018 0–2 .000
TOTALS 5–14 .263

Former players

References

  1. ^ "Wright State Athletics Logo". February 13, 2017. Retrieved March 17, 2017.