Fall World Series Updates

Heatley’s pitching shuts down Cardinal squad

The Arkansas baseball team began its annual Cardinal-White series on Sunday afternoon with what started as a pitcher’s duel and ended with a solid 5-2 victory for the White team at Baum Stadium.

Junior Jeremy Heatley, the White squad’s starter, pitched six innings of four hit, two run baseball to pick up the win while his counterpart, junior Christian Kowalchuk was saddled with the loss after allowing four runs and seven hits over six innings.

“I thought things went well,” Arkansas head baseball coach Dave Van Horn said. “Both teams played well and I was pleased with the pitching. Kowalchuk looked tough against the left handers and that is what we were looking for.” FULL STORY

Gold Takes 5-1 Series lead with 9-6 Win

The Gold squad continued its dominance of the Central Michigan baseball Fall World Series Classic, picking up a 9-6 win over Maroon on Sunday.

Rick Dodridge didn’t allow an earned run, giving up two hits but walked six with three strikeouts. He did allow three unearned runs.

Offensively, Gold got three hits from Brendan Emmett and two each from Tyler Kipke and Sam Russell. Emmett and Russel each added two steals on the base paths. Russell also had two RBI. FULL STORY

BLUE TEAM OVERCOMES 6-0 DEFICIT, CLINCHES WORLD SERIES WITH 8-7 WIN IN 10 INNINGS

Six early Red team runs made it look like a seventh game would be necessary to decide the 2008 Red and Blue World Series. But a late rally extended the game, and Nathaniel Lami drove in the winning run as the Blue team won game six 8-7 in 10 innings to win the World Series 4-2 Sunday at Stanky Field.

Michael Raia, working his third inning of the night, retired the first two Blue team batters he faced in the top of the 10th, but Michael Meredith came up with a two-out single to bring Lami to the plate. Meredith quickly stole second base and came home to score on Lami’s single through the left side to give the Blue team an 8-7 lead. FULL STORY

Gold Shuts Out Black, 4-0

Tim Kelley pitched five shutout innings to lead the Gold to a 4-0 victory over the Black in game five of the Fall World Series. The Gold now leads the series three games to two.

Chance Sossamon went 3-for-4 with two RBI for the Gold, while also pitching a scoreless ninth with two strikeouts. Cody Lassley also went 2-for-3 for the Gold. FULL STORY