Pacific Fall World Series Game 2 Recap

Mike McKeever (Courtesy of Pacific Media Relations)

Mike McKeever (Courtesy of Pacific Media Relations)

Stockton, Calif. – In the second-consecutive day of Pacific Baseball’s Orange and Black World Series, the Black Tigers secured the series after topping the Orange Tigers 10-4 on Nov. 20.

The 2008 Orange and Black World Series consists of three games from Nov. 19-21, to mark the end of fall play in 2008.

Junior Jamie Niley (Elk Grove, Calif.) took the mound for the Black team, and helped keep Orange down early on.

Niley’s cause was supported by his offense, as senior Mike McKeever (San Diego, Calif.) led the way at the plate, going a perfect 3-for-3 with three doubles, one walk and one RBI for the Black team. Teammate senior Joey Centanni (San Diego, Calif). followed suit and recorded three hits, when he went 3-for-4 and contributed to one of the team’s RBI. The San Diegan magic continued as freshman Derek Baum (San Diego, Calif.) had a 2-for-3 offensive outing, providing two of Black’s RBI.

Continuing the offensive charge, newcomer junior Ben Gorang (Turlock, Calif.) extended Black’s rally when he sparked a single after falling to an early 1-2 pitch count.

The Orange squad had equally impressive individual offensive performances, including junior Scott Isbell’s (Carlsbad, Calif.) 2-for-3 showing with a double and one RBI. Senior Kurt Wideman (Fallbrook, Calif.) spent significant time behind the plate on defense and then momentarily silenced the Black squad with a two-run blast over the left-field fence, igniting an Orange comeback campaign.

The Black Tigers held on defensively long enough to keep Orange smelling victory, but never actually tasting it to win 10-4 after seven innings.

The Orange and Black World Series wraps up on Friday, Nov. 21, with the first pitch scheduled for 4:30 p.m. at Klein Family Field.