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Blue Scores Late Run For Win, Forces Game Four

Ryne Romick and the Blue squad forced a game four in the best-of-five Fall World Series -Courtesy: Jeff Harwell-Zips Sports Photography

Ryne Romick and the Blue squad forced a game four in the best-of-five Fall World Series -Courtesy: Jeff Harwell-Zips Sports Photography


In dramatic fashion, the Blue squad scored a two out run in the bottom of the seventh to top the Gold squad 4-3 in game three of the Fall World Series this afternoon. The Gold squad mounted a two run comeback atop the seventh inning but failed to make a critical out in the bottom half to force extra innings. With the win, the Blue squad forces game four of the series, which will be played at Lee Jackson Field tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 10) at 2:30pm.

The Blue team jumped on the board first in the bottom of the second. Brandon White earned himself a free bag courtesy of a walk issued by freshman right-hander Andrew Brown. Kurt Boyer drove a double down the left field line advancing White to third before Lawrence Penn hit a two out single to plated White. Brown retired the side with a Matt Roberts strikeout.

Blue picked up right where their offense left off in the bottom portion of the third inning by capitalizing on a Gold error. A hard hit chopper at Nick Solitario was mishandled and Kyle Hallett reached first on the error. Third basemen Ryan Frazee belted a single to advance Hallett before White grounded into a 1-5-3 double play. With two outs Kurt Boyer singled to left field scoring Frazee for the second run of the game, increasing their lead to 2-0.

Gold plated a run narrowing the lead 2-1 in the top half of the fourth when Brian Kordal reached on an error committed by Blue first basemen Hallett. He would later score on a ball that skipped past veteran catcher Dan Burant. In the bottom half of the sixth inning Matt Roberts drilled a pitch over the left field wall to add an insurance run, extending the Blue lead 3-1.

Atop the seventh, Ryne Romick took the mound in relief for Brian Lavery. He walked Keene Marstrell before surrendering a run scoring triple to Ivory Alexander. John Turk hit a deep sacrifice fly to score Alexander, tying the game at 3-3. Romick got Jacob Plata to pop out to left fielder White before allowing a Kordal single. Phil Bednar lined out to Frazee ending the inning.

In the bottom of the seventh White reached first on a dropped ball strikeout. Chris Boyer doubled down the left side advancing White to third. With no outs, right hander Robert Huffman got Burant to pop out and caught Kevin Haas looking as the umpire called a third strike. Penn hit a hard grounder to Jason Corzine at third base, which he overthrew to first allowing White to score on the play.

Ryne Romick earned the win for the Blue squad while Huffman suffered the loss. Game four of the Fall World Series will be held tomorrow at Lee Jackson Field at 2:30pm.

Mon., Oct. 6: Gold (7-3)
Tues., Oct. 7: Gold (8-6)
Wed., Oct. 8: DNP
Thurs., Oct. 9: Blue (4-3)
Fri., Oct. 10: Game Four
Mon., Oct 13: Game Five*

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