HOUSTON – The University of Houston baseball team competed against the Rice Owls Tuesday night in a 14-inning scrimmage at Cougar Field.
The extended scrimmage was a chance for head coach Todd Whitting to evaluate his squad, which has been holding fall practices since Sept. 6.
“We got out of the blocks really slow over the first three innings, which is something we addressed at the midway point,” Whitting said. “That’s going to happen with young guys sometimes. They’re kind of trying to feel their way through it. Whether it’s a pitcher guiding the ball to home plate or a batter feeling for a ball during their at bats. Today was really good.”
Wichita State: Black 7 Gold 1
WICHITA, Kan. – The Wichita State Black squad earned a 7-1 win in game six of the Fall World Series.
Tyler Baker went 3-for-3 with two RBI, a double and a triple for the Black, while Taylor Doggett went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a double.
North Carolina: Blue 13 White 3
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Blue Team bounced back from a game one loss with an offensive fury Tuesday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium as the Blue Team rolled to a 13-3 win over the White Team. The third and deciding game of the first three-game series will be Wednesday at 2:15 p.m.
The White Team jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning when Tommy Coyle continued his fall hitting streak to 5-for-5 with a leadoff single. Coyle then advanced to second on an error by the Blue squad allowing both Coyle and Tom Zengel to reach safely.
Central Michigan: Maroon 6 Gold 2
MOUNT PLEASANT – Freshman Joey Houlihan drove in three runs in the top of the ninth and Central Michigan’s Maroon squad defeated its Gold squad, 6-2, Tuesday afternoon at Theunissen Stadium.
The Chippewas annual intrasquad Fall World Series is now all even, 2-2, and continues Friday at 3:30.
With the bases loaded and the scored tied, 2-2, in the top of the ninth of the scheduled seven inning game, Houlihan doubled to left field, driving in Tom Lally, Trevor Karbowski and Reid Rooney. Senior Tyler hall hit a single in the next at bat to score Houlihan for the decisive 6-2 score
Illinois State: Black 6 Red 2
NORMAL, Ill. – Junior right-hander Brad Sorkin allowed just two runs through five innings and struck out three, and the black team beat the red team, 6-2, Tuesday evening in game one of the six-game intrasquad Fall World Series. Mark Menaker led the black team offensively in the seven-inning game with two RBI in a 2-for-3 effort.
Freshman left-hander Dylan Craig suffered the loss for the red team, allowing six runs through 4.2 innings. Matt Mirabal paced the red team with a 1-for-3 performance, including an RBI-double. Six red team players and five black team players collected at least one hit in the series-opener.
Indiana: Crimson 3 Cream 2
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Led by freshman Chris Sujka and his two extra-base hits, a homerun and double, Team Crimson knotted up the Cream vs. Crimson series at one game a piece with their come-from-behind 3-2 victory on Tuesday.
Game three is scheduled for Thursday at 3 p.m. at Sembower Field. Admission is free to all five games of the fall series.