Susor rallies Raiders in HL softball opener


Honnah Susor tied the game with a triple in the fifth and won it with a triple in the eighth as the Wright State softball team rallied for a 2-1 victory Wednesday against Detroit in the first round of the Horizon League tournament.

Susor, who on Tuesday was named first team All-HL for the second year in a row, led off the bottom of the eighth by rounding the bases on a triple and error for the walk-off win.

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The victory sends the fourth-seeded Raiders (21-29) into a second-round game against No. 1 Illinois-Chicago at 1 p.m. Thursday.

Ally Russell (6-7) pitched three innings of scoreless relief to earn the win after starter Ashley Sharp limited Detroit to one unearned run on three hits through the first five innings.

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The Titans scored their lone run in the second, but Susor’s two-out triple in the bottom of the fifth plated pinch-runner Karalyn Rhodeback with the tying run.

WSU went 2-1 in the regular season against top-seed and tournament host UIC, which is led by former Raiders coach Lynn Curylo.

Fifth-seeded Detroit (15-33) will play an elimination game later today against the loser of the contest between No. 3 seed Valparaiso and No. 6 Oakland.

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