Fall Ball World Series Update 10/02

Three-Run Fourth Lifts Blue Squad to 3-1 Win

Blue Team Takes Orange and Blue Series with Victory

Sophomore second baseman Pete Cappetta drove in a pair of runs with a base hit in the bottom of the fourth as part of a three-run inning that lifted the Blue squad to a 3-1 win and a 3-1 series victory in the five-game Orange and Blue World Series. The Blue bullpen rose to the occasion, with freshman Corey Kimes, senior Aaron Martin and junior Billy Barrett combining to allow just two hits in three shutout innings of relief work.

The Orange jumped on top with a run in the second inning when center fielder Willie Argo roped a leadoff double and scored after singles by sophomore first baseman Matt Dittman and freshman shortstop Josh Parr for a 1-0 lead.

After Orange starter Ben Reeser faced just 10 batters in the first three innings, the Blue squad got to him in the fourth. Junior first baseman Mike Giller walked and moved to third on senior right fielder Nick Stockwell’s double. Junior center fielder Craig Lutes walked to load the bases and Cappetta drove in Giller and Stockwell with his base hit. Freshman catcher Adam Davis walked to reload the bases and junior catcher Chris Montgomery drove home Lutes with a sacrifice fly for a 3-0 lead. FULL STORY

Baseball fall world series game two recap

The black team came from behind to post a 6-4 win over the maroon team in game two of Southern Illinois University’s fall world series. The series now stands even at 1-1.

The maroon team jumped out to an early 4-1 lead. A two-RBI single by Mark Kelly and sacrifice fly by freshman Neil Hudson accounted for three of the runs, before the black squad started its comeback.

The maroon team saw its three-run lead disappear in a disastrous fifth inning.

Five walks, an error and a wild pitch led to five runs, as the black team pulled ahead, 6-4. Brian Bajer’s leadoff single was the only hit in the inning. FULL STORY