LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Jalen Washington had a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning to push Ohio State past Wright State 7-6 on Friday in the opening game of the Louisville Regional.
Ronnie Dawson singled in the tying run two batters earlier for the Buckeyes (44-18) before scoring the game-winner as Washington drove a bases-loaded, two-out pitch deep to center field and just over the glove of Zach Weatherford.
Dawson knocked in three runs and scored twice for Ohio State, which faces top-seeded Louisville on Saturday. Kyle Michalik pitched 1 2/3 innings for the victory.
Ohio State led 5-0 after two-run doubles by Dawson and Troy Montgomery and an RBI single by Jacob Bosiokovic in the bottom of the third. Montgomery finished with four hits.
Wright State (44-16) scored twice in the top of the fourth before going ahead an inning later, with Ryan Fucci's three-run double capping the four-run rally.