Purdue: Black 11 Gold 10
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – An early 8-0 lead helped the Black team withstand a valiant comeback effort and earn an 11-10 victory in game two of Purdue baseball’s Black & Gold Series Friday afternoon at Lambert Field.
The win allowed the Black team to a two games to none lead in the five-game fall series. Game three is set for Sunday at 2 p.m.
Seton Hall: White 2 Blue 1
In the opening game of the 2011 Blue vs. White World Series, the White Team, managed by Assistant Coach Mark Pappas, defeated the Blue Team by a score of 2-1.
Despite an early lead by Volunteer Assistant Coach Chris Collazo’s Blue Team, the White Team gained momentum and sealed the game.
Sophomore Zach Granite led off the game for Blue with a walk from junior pitcher Greg Terhune. After a wild pitch advanced Granite to second base, a one out single by junior outfielder Scott Kalamar plated Granite giving his team an early 1-0 lead.
Butler 7 Parkland Junior College 5
The Bulldog baseball team continued its fall season with a 7-5 win over Parkland Junior College Saturday afternoon at Bulldog Park. The 12-inning exhibition was the last game until Butler’s intrasquad World Series starts next weekend.
Butler was led offensively by four hitters who contributed an extra-base hit. Senior Griffin Richeson hit a triple and three players who were not active in 2011 – Lucas Calderon, Ryan Wojciechowski and Austin Miller – all doubled.
Butler used nine different pitchers, and the pitching staff showed excellent control. BU hurlers struck out 10 over 12 innings of work, walking just one and scattering seven hits.
UNC: Navy 11 Blue 6
Chapel Hill, N.C.- The Navy squad scored five runs in the second inning, three on a bases-loaded double by Jacob Stallings, to take an 11-6 win in a six-inning scrimmage at Boshamer Stadium on Saturday.
Blue took a 2-1 lead after one inning, but Navy scored eight runs in the first three innings on the way to an easy win. Navy had a 6-5 edge in base hits in a scrimmage that contained numerous bases on balls.
The next closed scrimmage will be this Tuesday at the Bosh. TarHeelBlue will have exclusive coverage of all of Carolina’s scrimmages.
Wichita State: Gold 3 Black 2
WICHITA, Kan. – Kevin Hall went 5-for-5 and drove in the tying run in the ninth to lead the Gold squad to a 3-2 win over the Black. With the win the Gold took a 2-0 lead in the Fall World Series.
Gold reliever Foster Vielock earned the win. He went three shutout innings with four strikeouts.
Missouri 22 Ontario Blue Jays 2
Columbia, Mo. – The Mizzou baseball team overpowered Ontario, 22-2, in an exhibition game on Saturday (Oct. 1) at Taylor Stadium. Mizzou scored four runs in the first three innings to take control of the game. Jeff Kline started for the Tigers and surrendered just one run unearned run on one hit in three innings of work. Second baseman Sal Belfonte and designated hitter Dane Opel supplied offensive support, as Belfonte added two hits and Opel registered three of his own.
The Tigers started quickly in the game, led by Kline throwing a one-two-three first inning and striking out the first two batters on just six pitches. Mizzou struck first after Sal Belfonte singled and then stole second base, ultimately scoring on a wild pitch. Eric Garcia’s single then turned into the Tigers’ second run of the game after scoring from second on a two-out hit by Gavin Stark, who later scored on a Blake Brown single.
Fordham Varsity 9 Fordham Alumni 2
Bronx, N.Y. – In what has become an annual fall tradition, the Fordham baseball program held its 7th annual Young Alumni Challenge at Houlihan Park on Saturday. A total of 33 former players showed up to partake in the event, which was capped off by the annual game against the current Fordham Rams baseball team.
The game began with two memorable moments, as the 1950 captain of the baseball team, Jack Guinta, threw out the ceremonial first pitch to kick off the game, while in the middle of the second inning, Michael “Mickey” White, a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army, who was recently awarded a Purple Heart for his service in Afghanistan, was welcomed back to Houlihan Park with a standing ovation from all in attendance.