2008 Fall World Series Updates

Sophomore Matt Scioscia.
Sophomore Matt Scioscia.

Blue Upends Gold, 6-2, In Game One Of 2008 Blue-Gold World Series

Sophomore Cole Johnson (Hudson, Ohio) allowed one earned run over 6.0 innings as the Blue knocked off the Gold, 6-2, in the opening game from the 2008 Blue-Gold World Series.

Johnson retired the first eight batters of the game before plunking freshman Tommy Chase (Cohasset, Mass.) in the bottom of the third inning.

The Blue broke the game open with their five-run third inning. They loaded the bases on a hit batter and singles by sophomore Greg Sherry (Mendham, N.J.) and junior Brayden Ashdown (Tucson, Ariz.). After junior A.J. Pollock (Hebron, Conn.) popped out, sophomore Matt Scioscia (Westlake Village, Calif.) pulled a two-run single through the left side of the infield. Senior Jeremy Barnes (Garland, Texas) followed with a RBI double just inside of the third base bag and sophomore David Casey (Whitefish Bay, Wisc.) capped the rally with a two-run double into the left centerfield gap. FULL STORY

Arkansas Baseball Game three postponed
The Arkansas Baseball team’s Cardinal-White game scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 14, has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game has been rescheduled for Thursday.

The White team took a 2-0 lead in the best of seven series on Monday on a base hit by Chase Leavitt in the bottom of the 14th inning and were carrying all the momentum into Tuesday’s game as both bullpens tried to recover quickly from Monday’s action. The day off could held the Cardinal team who was looking for a way to halt White’s winning ways. FULL STORY

Baseball: Gray Walk-Off Grand Slam Stuns Scarlet

True freshman Brad Hallberg, from Barron, Wisc., hit a walk-off, grand slam home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Team Gray a thrilling, 11-8, come-from-behind win over Team Scarlet in Game 2 of the Scarlet and Gray World Series Tuesday at Bill Davis Stadium. The championship game of the series will be played Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The Diamond Club’s annual BBQ picnic will start at 6 p.m.

Although starting pitchers Eric Best and Alex Wimmers kept things quiet at the start, with just one run scored through three innings, this game turned into a thriller with five ties and lead changes. The ending, in fact, would have prompted a mighty “HOLY COW” if Harry Caray were in the park. The finish was that good. It was a Scarlet and Gray World Series October classic…at Bill Davis Stadium.

“This game had great intensity,” coach Bob Todd said. “I was really pleased to see the hitters do some positive things. I felt our pitchers made some great pitches numerous times when they were behind in the count.” FULL STORY


Baseball: Blue Sweeps Gold in Three-game Series

The Blue team won its third straight game against the Gold team, 6-5, in the final game of the 19th annual Gold-Blue World Series on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at Hawley Field.

Freshman right-hander Dustin Galbraith earned the win after allowing only two runs on three hits in six innings pitched. The Sandston, Va., native also struck out seven while walking three.

Senior Justin Parks had a 2-for-4 effort with two RBIs to lead the Blue. His leadoff solo home run over the left field wall in the fourth inning created a 5-2 lead for the Blue that was nearly relinquished in the ninth inning.

Redshirt sophomore Grant Buckner contributed with a 1-for-3 effort, including a run-scoring single in the fourth. Joe Agreste and Tobias Streich each added an RBI.

Left-hander Jesse Darby earned the save for the Blue squad after giving up three runs on four hits in three innings pitched. He totaled five strikeouts and gave up just one walk. FULL STORY

White Evens Series with Clutch Hitting

The White team wasted no time during game two of the annual Red/White Series on Tuesday to even the series at one game apiece. Led by five RBIs from redshirt freshman Garrett Buechele, the white team pounded 14 hits en route to a 13-0 victory behind sophomore Michael Rocha’s five scoreless innings.

The White team scored six runs in the first three innings and finished the game with some clutch hitting that featured six hits and eight RBIs with two outs on the board. Buechele’s grand slam in the fifth capped off a five-run inning for the White team while juniors Aaron Baker and Bryan Groth and freshman Chris Ellison each drove in two runs each. FULL STORY