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NCAA Div II Baseball Championship: North Atlantic Regional
Shippensburg 6, West Virginia State 1

May 18, 2007

KUTZTOWN, PA -- Matt Wright pitched a four-hit complete game to lead Shippensburg to a 6-1 win over West Virginia State in game four of the NCAA Division II North Atlantic Baseball Regional Friday morning at Kutztown University.

Wright (6-3) struck out 11 while walking only one.

Travis McGrath (4-3) took the loss going five inning. Shane Long pitched 2.2 innings and Michael Ziewicki pitched the final out for West Virginia.

For the Raiders, Justin Garber was 2-for-3 with two RBI. Scott Goss was 2-for-5 and Jamie Mengle was 2-for-4.

Josh Miller was 2-for-4 for the Yellow Jackets.

West Virginia State struck first in the third inning with an RBI double by Miller.

Shippensburg answered in the bottom of the third with four runs. With runners on the corners, Garber hit a sacrifice fly to center field to tie the game at one. Two batters later, Brandon White singled to give Ship the 2-1 lead. The damage appeared done, when McGrath fanned Mengle with two outs, but the ball got away from the catcher. His throw to first went off Mengle, allowing Goss to score on the play. Jared Boger singled to knock in the fourth run of the inning.

Shippensburg added insurance runs in the sixth and eighth innings.

Shippensburg (28-23) advances to the games on Saturday. The opponent will be determined after today's Game 5. West Virginia State (36-17) is eliminated.


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