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October 24th Fall Ball Update

Here is your October 24th Fall Ball Update.

Rhode Island:  Keaney 3 Navy 2

Darkness forced the suspension of Game Two in the Keaney-Navy World Series on Friday evening, but when play resumed on Saturday, sophomore Joe Landi scored on redshirt junior Pat Fortunato’s single up the middle to give Keaney the 3-2 win, as well as its fifth consecutive KNWS title.

Navy would go on to win the third game of the annual fall ball series, plating the winning run in the seventh and final inning for the 2-1 victory.

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Sam Houston State 3 Texas 2

AUSTIN, Texas – The Longhorns lost a 3-2 decision to Sam Houston State in an exhibition game that went a predetermined 10 innings at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Sunday.

Texas drew first blood in the top of the third inning. Brooks Marlow led off the frame with a single up the middle, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Collin Shaw and third on a wild pitch. Christian Summers sent him home with a sacrifice fly to left field.

Sam Houston State tied the game in the fourth inning when John Hale sent a 1-0 offering over the leftfield fence for a one-out solo home run.

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FIU 5 Langley Blaze 0

Nine FIU pitchers combined for a 5-0 shutout of the Langley Blaze on Sunday night at the FIU Baseball Stadium in the first of two exhibition games this fall for the Panthers.

FIU pitching had a no-hitter going until the eighth inning when the Blaze got a single to center off Panthers right-hander Aaron Arboleya.

With FIU ahead 1-0 in the eighth, Arboleya worked out of a no-out bases loaded jam to preserve the lead. Arboleya struck out three consecutive batters to escape trouble.

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Texas Tech: Red 3 Black 1

LUBBOCK, Texas – Freshman shortstop Bryant Burleson led the Red Team to a 3-1 victory over the Black Team in game one of the annual Texas Tech baseball Red & Black Series at Rip Griffin Park on Sunday evening.

Burleson went 3-for-3 with a double, triple and two-run home run and scored two runs to lead the charge for the Red squad. Sophomore catcher, and Lubbock native, Mason Randolph drove in the other run for the Red team while going 2-for-3 with a stolen base.

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Southern Miss 9 William Carey 4 (14 innings)

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Southern Miss used a four-run ninth inning to comeback and defeat William Carey 9-4 in a 14-inning fall baseball exhibition here Sunday afternoon at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field.

The Golden Eagles got five of their 16 hits from senior Kameron Brunty, while Isaac Rodriguez added three and Blake Brown tallied a pair.

William Carey got two hits each from Ross Weathers and Javier Ortiz in their seven-hit attack.

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ULM: Maroon 4 Gold 3

MONROE, La. – Les Aulds scored from third base on a passed ball by catcher Joey Cesario in the bottom of the 10th inning, earning a 4-3 come from behind victory for Maroon in game 2 of the ULM Maroon & Gold Blood Series Sunday afternoon at Warhawk Field.

Aulds reached base with one out in the inning after being hit by a pitch from Gold reliever Brent Gay (0-1). Caleb Clowers then doubled down the right field line, advancing Aulds to third. After intentionally walking Corben Green to load the bases, Gay’s next pitch to Taylor Abdalla got away from Cesario, bringing in the game-winning run.

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Western Michigan: Gold 2 Brown 1

KALAMAZOO, Mich.- Gold rebounded from an 8-2 series opening loss with a 2-1 win in Game 2 in the Brown & Gold intrasquad series Friday at Robert J. Bobb Stadium. Senior Troy Forton (Muskegon/Muskegon North) drove in the winning run in walk off fashion to move the series to a decisive game three.

Freshman Jared Kujawa (Bedford/Bedford Temperance) continued to swing a hot bat for the Gold going 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI. Freshman RHP Will Nimke (Ann Arbor/Ann Arbor Pioneer) tossed five impressive innings surrendering only two hits while striking out two and walking none. Freshman Josh DeJoung picked up the win in two innings of scoreless relief.

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Marshall: Team Waggoner 3 Team Blain 1

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Head coach Jeff Waggoner’s team scored all three of its runs in the fourth inning for a 3-1 win over assistant coach Andrew Blain’s squad Sunday in game three of the Marshall Fall World Series.

The win gave Team Waggoner a 2-1 lead in the seven-game series that resumes on Thursday.

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Missouri: Gold 1 Black 0

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Gold Team took a 3-1 lead in the Fall World Series with a 1-0 win over the Black Team on Sunday afternoon (Oct. 23) at Taylor Stadium in game four of the series. The two teams combined for just seven hits in the game and an error by Black shortstop Eric Garcia in the bottom of the seventh sealed the win of the Gold Team. Mike McGraw scored the game-winning run on the play after hitting a one-out double in the bottom of the seventh.

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Cal State Fullerton 9 Vanderbilt 3

Nashville, Tenn. – Freshman Matt Chapman’s two-run home run in the seventh inning tied it and sophomore Michael Lorenzen’s sacrifice fly later in the inning put the Titans ahead for good as Cal State Fullerton completed a two-game fall scrimmage sweep of Vanderbilt with a 9-3 victory Sunday morning at Hawkins Field.

The Titans will return to Orange County late Sunday night and will return to their official fall workouts on Tuesday. Vanderbilt’s official workout ends today.

“I was happy with the way things went this weekend. We learned a lot and we have quite a few things to take back home and work on,” said Head Coach Rick Vanderhook.

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Vanderbilt Recap
CBD Recap

St. John’s: Red 3 Black 1

QUEENS, N.Y. – Kyle Richardson went 3-for-4 with two RBI, including the go-ahead RBI in the top of the seventh, as Red defeated Black, 3-1, in a seven inning game to even the Intrasquad World Series at two games apiece. Pat Talbut was 1-for-3 with an RBI and Michael Bradshaw was 1-for-3 as Red won despite collecting just four hits. Frank Schwindel was 1-for-3 with a double and Bret Dennis was 1-for-3 with an RBI for Black, which had just five hits. Black starter Eddie Medina took a no-decision, allowing one run on three hits and striking out three in 6.0 innings of work.

Red starter Jake Woodward worked a 1-2-3 first inning, but a leadoff double by Schwindel helped Black take a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning as Dennis followed with a two-out RBI single.

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