Arkansas-Little Rock: Silver 4 Maroon 3
LITTLE ROCK – A two-out rally in the top of the third helped the Silver Team claim a 4-3 win in the opener of the UALR Fall World Series Tuesday evening at Gary Hogan Field. A two-RBI double off the bat of sophomoreBen Crumpton capped a four-run inning for the Silver Team, which takes a 1-0 lead in the series heading into game two on Wednesday at 3:05 p.m.The Maroon team jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second. Junior Myles Parma led off the inning with a double off the left field wall. After Parma moved to third on a single by junior John Clark, a grounder to second from junior Kaleb Jobe plated Parma and gave the Maroon team an early one-run edge.
Western Illinois: Gold 10 Purple 5
MACOMB, Ill. – The Western Illinois Baseball Fall World Series began on Tuesday at Alfred D. Boyer Stadium. The Gold team defeated the Purple squad 10-5 to take a 1-0 series lead in the best of five series. Check back at GoLeathernecks.com for continuin coverage of the Purple & Gold Fall World Series.
New Mexico: Silver 5 Cherry 4
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Game two of the Cherry and Silver series provided all of the late inning dramatics one could wish for in a fall baseball game. The Cherry team had things all but wrapped up to push the series to a third game, but Silver struck in the final inning, overtaking the Cherry squad for a 5-4 victory at Lobo Field Wednesday morning.
Down, 3-0, heading into the sixth, the Cherry squad got hot and piled up four runs. With two runners on, manager/player Kyle `Beep’ Stiner got the scoring spree started by hitting a slow roller to second base that the second baseman couldn’t handle. The error brought in both runners on base, leaving the second baseman sprawled out on the ground and the right fielder scrambling in to try and pick up the ball. Cherry had gotten itself within one run of Silver, 2-3, and their best hitter, DJ Peterson, was digging into the batters box. Stepping in against late-inning whiz, Gera Sanchez, Peterson smoked the first pitch he saw over the left field fence, darn near bouncing it off the The Pit’s neighboring outside wall. The two-run jack put Cherry ahead 4-3 going into the bottom of the sixth.
Duke: Team Dynasty 1 Team Swag 0
DURHAM, N.C. – Freshman Dalton Brown and sophomore Drew Van Orden combined on a two-hit shutout to lead Team Dynasty to a 1-0 win over Team Swag in game one of the Duke Baseball Fall Classic on Tuesday morning at Jack Coombs Field.
Brown stared game one and held Swag to just one hit in five scoreless innings of work. The right-hander struck out three batters in the game. Van Orden then came on in relief, tossing four shutout frames with one strikeout and one hit allowed.
Central Florida: Black 6 Gold 3
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) – After three-consecutive scoreless innings to begin Game 1 of the Black and Gold World Series, freshman third baseman Chase Darhower sent a Harrison Hukari 2-0 pitch over the left field wall to aid the Black team in a 6-3 win over the Gold Wednesday afternoon from the baseball complex. Game 2 takes place Thursday at 3:30 p.m.
Each contest in the series is six innings, with the game starting in the top of the fourth.
Ole Miss: Red 10 Blue 4
OXFORD, Miss. – Power hitting was the recipe for success on Wednesday as three home runs helped the Red team to a 10-4 win in the first game of the Red-Blue World Series/Pizza Bowl at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field.
Zach Kirksey, Andrew Mistone and Matt Snyder all hit home runs on the way to the win for the Red team, while starter Bobby Wahl pitched 4.0 scoreless innings.
Oklahoma: Red 3 White 3
NORMAN, Okla. — An anticipated pitching matchup lived up to the billing on Wednesday as game two of the Red-White Series ended in a 3-3 tie after nine innings. Junior Damien Magnifico (White) did not surrender a hit and struck out five batters while sophomore Jonathan Gray (Red) struck out five batters and allowed one run off two hits in 2 1/3 innings.
“I thought the teams played really well today,” said OU Head Coach Sunny Golloway. “They had great intensity and clearly our starting pitching with Jon Gray and Damien Magnifico was terrific. Those guys can really throw the baseball. They got both teams out to a great start.”
Auburn: White 4 Gray 3
Jay Gonzalez’ two-out single to left in the bottom of the seventh gave the White Team a 4-3 win in Game 1 of the 2011 Fall World Series. Game 2 is scheduled for Thursday at 4pm with Rocky McCord trying to even the series at a game apiece for the Gray Team while Daniel Koger will try to give the White Team a two-game advantage in the best-of-five series.
Gonzalez finished the game with an infield single, a walk, two runs scored and the game-winning RBI and also made two diving catches in center for the White Team.
Garrett Cooper drove in Gonzalez in the first and then scored on a Kody Ortman double to give the White Team a 2-0 lead after one.