UNC Scrimmage: Navy 5 Blue 5
Chapel Hill, N.C.– The Navy and Blue squads played for eight and a half innings on Thursday in a scrimmage that ended in a 5-5 tie. The scrimmage featured six extra base hits, including a Tom Zengel solo home run.
The Blue squad held a 3-0 lead after three innings before Navy took the lead with a four-run top of the fourth. Blue tied the score a 4-4 on Michael Russell’s infield single in the sixth before Zengel’s blast gave Navy a 5-4 lead in the seventh. Blue tied things up in the bottom of the eighth when Parks Jordan lead off the inning with a triple, then scored on a Jacob Stalllings sacrifice fly.
The scrimmage ended after 8 1/2 innings, so the home Blue squad had one less inning at the plate. Blue swears that would have won in the bottom of the inning, while Navy doesn’t think so.
Butler 11 Ontario Blue Jays 2 (12 inning game)
INDIANAPOLIS – Junior Pat Gelwicks had three hits and a pair of newcomers added some extra-base hits as the Butler baseball team won a 12-inning exhibition over the Ontario Blue Jays, 11-2. The Blue Jays are an elite travel squad from Canada.
Gelwicks led the Bulldogs with three hits and Butler got an offensive lift from a pair of transfers. Lucas Calderon, an infielder from Saint Louis University, went 2-for-3 with two doubles and Jimmy Risi, from Muscatine C.C., also went 2-for-3 and doubled.
Six Bulldog pitchers saw action in the exhibition.
Vanderbilt Fall Scrimmage Recap
The Commodores continue fall practice with the club participating in a four-inning scrimmage Thursday afternoon at Hawkins Field.
Freshman right-hander Tyler Beede pitched a pair of scoreless innings giving up a single to junior Jack Lupo and striking out one.
Sophomore lefty Kevin Ziomek turned in two innings on the mound fanning three and allowing one run on two hits.
Fellow Sophomore Stephen Rice was sharp in his two scoreless innings of work recording three strikeouts.