Illinois State: Black 13 Red 8
NORMAL, Ill. – Eric Aguilera and Mike Hollenbeck each went 3-for-4, and Ty Wiesemeyer drove in a team-high four runs, as the black team beat the red team, 13-8, in game two of the Illinois State baseball team’s Fall World Series Thursday afternoon at Duffy Bass Field. The black team now leads the intrasquad set, 2-0.
Right-hander Jeremy Rhoades earned the victory, pitching two innings of relief, striking out two and allowing just one earned run. Johnny Lieske suffered the loss for the red team, giving up six runs through three innings. Bryan Huff led the red team’s offense with a 2-for-3 performance, including four RBI and two runs scored.
The black team took the early lead with three runs in the first inning on a double by Wiesemeyer, a sacrifice by Zac Johnson and a double by Aguilera. The red team responded with two runs in the bottom of the frame, as Huff scored on an error and Brock Stewart scored an unearned run on a single by Brian Rodemoyer.
Louisville: JJ’s Juice 8 Swiss Cheese 1
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Junior right-hander Justin Amlung pitched five strong innings while sophomores Jeff Gardner and Ty Young led the offense as JJ’s Juice earned an 8-1 win over Swiss Cheese’s in game one of the Louisville baseball team’s 2011 Pizza Bowl series on Thursday at Jim Patterson Stadium.
Amlung (Louisville, Ky./St. Xavier HS), a 2011 First Team All-BIG EAST selection, allowed just one run on four hits with six strikeouts in 5.0 innings to get the win for the Juice. After sophomore Curtis McCombs (Louisville, Ky./Ballard HS) and sophomore lefty Cole Sturgeon (Owensboro, Ky./Owensboro Catholic HS) followed Amlung with scoreless outings out of the bullpen, junior righty Matt Koch (Cherokee, Iowa/Washington HS) closed out the game with a scoreless ninth.
Vanderbilt: Gold 8 Black 3
Nashville, Tenn. – The Gold Team claimed Game 1 of the Black & Gold Series with an 8-3 win over the Black Team Thursday night at Hawkins Field.
The Gold squad wasted no time jumping out to an early lead with four runs in the second inning sending 10 men to the plate. Will Cooper’s RBI-single started the rally and was followed by run-scoring singles from Tony Kemp and Jack Lupo. The Gold Team added four more runs, all unearned, in the third inning. With two outs Lupo’s two-run triple ignited the four-run rally with Riley Reynolds’ two-run single capping the inning. Lupo, Kemp and Cooper all had two hits to pace the Gold Team with Lupo driving in three runs and Cooper scoring two runs.
East Carolina: Purple 10 Gold 3
GREENVILLE, N.C. – Chase McDonald drove in a game-high three runs and Jack Reinheimer collected three hits and drove in a pair helping Purple to a 10-3 win over Gold Thursday afternoon in Game 5 of the Purple-Gold Series at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium. Despite the loss, Gold takes the series with a 3-2 record and Purple improves to 2-3.
In a rain-shortened five-inning game, Purple jumped out to a commanding 5-1 lead through three frames and never looked back. McDonald’s RBI ground out in the top of the first pushed across the first run of the day. Reinheimer, who was 3-for-3, singled through the right side on the first pitch of the game and took second on John Wooten’s one-out walk. Both runners moved into scoring position on a wild pitch and Reinheimer crossed home during McDonald’s at-bat.