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Louisiana-Lafayette Fall World Series Update-Game 5

The Black team took the 2008 Fall World Series with a 7-1 win over Red in the fifth game on Monday night.  Courtesy:

The Black team took the 2008 Fall World Series with a 7-1 win over Red in the fifth game on Monday night. Courtesy:


LAFAYETTE – The Black team won in Game 5 of the Red-Black Fall World Series on Monday night by a decisive score of 7-1, taking the title as well as earning a steak dinner on Sunday. This marks the second year in a row Black has won.

The Red team gave the Black team plenty of opportunities, posting four errors, all of which were directly involved in scoring plays or opportunities. The Black team posted one run innings in the first, second, fourth, and eighth, and had their most success in the fifth with three runs.

Matthew Lackie took home the win for the Black team going five innings with four hits, one run, two walks, and three strikeouts. Blake Haagen started on the mound for the Red team and took the loss, going 4 1/3 innings, allowing five runs, two earned, on six hits, one strikeout and one walk.

Black also threw Corey Chapman for one inning, and Jordan Landry picked up the save in three innings of effective relief. Chapman allowed one hit and one walk but did not give up any runs. Landry allowed just one hit and hit one batsman, but forced every other batter to put the ball in play, coaxing three fly ball outs and five groundouts.

Red’s relief list stretched to four by the end of the game, with three pitchers working one inning each in addition to Haagen’s start and the 1 2/3 innings relief of Randall Bulliard. Bulliard entered in the fifth and finished out the sixth, allowing two hits and a walk, but fanned two batters in the process. Dayton Marze pitched the seventh and allowed one hit, Garrett Larsen threw the eighth and allowed two hits and a run, while Blaire Goulas pitched the ninth and gave up one hit.

Offensively the Black team was led by Matt Hicks and Jon Masch, who each picked up two RBIs. Hicks smashed a two-RBI bomb over the left field fence and Masch smacked a solo home run to right center and drove in a run on a sacrifice fly. Kyle Olasin, Matt Goulas, and Kyle Bostick all had one RBI each. For the Red team, Travis Whipple had the only RBI of the day on a home run on a solid 2-4 outing from the plate.

The Red team allowed their opponents to get off to a quick start, scoring one run in each of the first two innings, both unearned. Black team’s leadoff hitter, Kyle Olasin reached on an error and later came home on a Matt Goulas sacrifice fly in the first. In the second, Matt Hicks walked to start the inning, advanced to second when on a Les Smith single to right, and made it to third when the right fielder did not come up with the ball cleanly. He scored on a Kyle Bostick sacrifice fly to left field.

Travis Whipple put Red on the board in the second inning with a tall blast to right center, collecting the fourth home run of the Fall World Series.

Black scored again in the top of the fourth inning when Jon Masch reached on a dropped fly ball in left field. Kyle Bostick beat out an infield roller to the pitcher to keep the inning alive, drive in Masch, and earn the RBI. They struck again in the fifth. Dillon Guillory doubled his way on and trotted home in front of Matt Hicks, who put the ball over the right field fence in the next at-bat with no outs.
Les Smith got hit by a pitch in the next at-bat and came around to score on a pair of singles from Jordan Poirrier and Kyle Olasin for Black’s sixth run. Red pitcher Haagen left for Randall Bulliard before facing Olasin. Bulliard struck out Kyle Bostick after giving up the single, and forced Matt Goulas into a fly out to left field to end the inning.

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