Wright State baseball uses deer as mascot after team bus hit one

The Wright State baseball team has one of the most interesting mascots in the NCAA.

After the team bus hit a deer earlier this season, the Raiders managed to put together an impressive winning streak. Naturally, they credited the deer for their turnaround and set out to ensure that positive aura was always in the air.

Enter Gary Crosswell.

Gary Crosswell is the name of the stuffed deer head that the baseball team went out and got. Now, it sits in the dugout looking on as Wright State attempts to make a run in the postseason.


There's been a deer sighting in Louisville! #RoadToOmaha pic.twitter.com/7kqCzxxJ0p

— NCAA Baseball (@NCAACWS) June 4, 2016

That is pretty incredible.

And in case you don’t think the team really pays attention to their mascot, here is the full backstory on Gary.

Did Wright State just become America’s favorite college baseball team?

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