Taylor Rogers (Kentucky) picked up the win as he gave up a first inning run as Travis Jankowski (Stony Brook) scored the opening run of the game on a Eric Stamets (Evansville) bunt single. The throw to third base from first baseman Ben Waldrip (Jacksonville State) fly into the stands allowing Jankowski to score from second base. Rogers settled down though to get the next three hitters to keep it 1-0.
The East Division bounced right back with two runs in the top of the second inning to get the lead 2-1. Stephen Piscotty (Stanford) hit a one out infield single to short. Mason Katz (LSU) followed with a solid double down the left field line. Piscotty was waved in to set up a play at the plate but the throw from Eric Stamets was high allowing Piscotty to score. The ball was backed up by Scott Firth (Clemson) who tried to throw out Katz who was trying to advance to third but that throw went into left field to allow Katz to score and put the East up 2-1.
The East came back the next inning as Jason Monda (Washington State) drove home Michigan State’s Ryan Jones with two outs to put the East up 3-1
The game remained 3-1 until the fifth inning when James Ramsey (Florida State) connected with a solid homer on the first pitch of his at bat against John Farrell (William & Mary). The ball ended up landing in the normal Red Sox bullpen in right field to give the East a 4-1 lead.
Neither team would be able to bring across any more runs as the East picked up the 4-1 win. The winning pitcher was Kentucky LHP Taylor Rogers while Clemson’s Scott Firth got the loss. Kentucky RHP Trevor Gott grabbed the save by pitching a scoreless ninth inning.