ROCHESTER, Mich. -- The Oakland baseball team will travel to Wright State for a doubleheader April 22 beginning at 1 p.m. and host Milwaukee for another doubleheader Sunday, April 23 beginning at 12 p.m.
Oakland is coming off a 14-11 midweek victory over Eastern Michigan in its home opener and has won four of its last six contests. The Golden Grizzlies are flexing their muscles at the plate having homered in seven straight games. Zach Sterry has went yard in five of his last seven games while Tyler Pagano has done the same in five of his last six.
Milwaukee, picked up its first two league wins on the season over Youngstown State last weekend after starting league play with nine straight losses. However, the Panthers went 3-1 last week, posting its biggest run differential in a midweek win at Chicago State (15-1) before getting to play its first home series. The Panthers' bats were hot as Ben Chally led the team with a .563 (9-for-16) mark at the plate and Daulton Varsho was right behind at .533 (8-for-15), knocking in seven runs. Milwaukee is currently embarking on a tough road trip, playing five games in six days.
Wright State is coming off a pair of losses on April 18 and 19 at the Joe Nuxhall Classic falling to Miami (OH) 4-3 and Cincinnati 4-2. The Raiders are 16-1 at home this year with their only loss coming in extra innings against Ohio on March 10. Freshman third baseman Seth Gray was selected as the Horizon League Batter of the Week after hitting .722 (13-for-18) in four games last week, including a double and a home run, and had seven RBIs, five runs scored and three stolen bases. Right-handed pitcher Danny Sexton continues his dominance on the mound owning a 6-0 record and a 1.22 earned-run average, which ranks 12th in the nation.
WRIGHT STATE GAME 1 PITCHING PROBABLES
Oakland -- RHP Connor Fannon
Wright State -- LHP Danny Sexton
WRIGHT STATE GAME 2 PITCHING PROBABLES
Oakland -- RHP Conor Bowers
Wright State -- RHP Ryan Weiss
MILWAUKEE GAME 1 PITCHING PROBABLES
Oakland -- RHP Jake Lee
Milwaukee -- RHP Austin Schulfer
MILWAUKEE GAME 2 PITCHING PROBABLES
Oakland -- RHP Tyler Palm
Milwaukee -- RHP Brandon Parr