Memphis: Luigi 2 Garibaldi 0
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Freshman Tucker Tubbs drove in three runs in Game 1 and collected two RBI in Game 2 to help the Luigi’s take a 2-0 lead over the Mario’s in the University of Memphis Baseball team’s Garibaldi’s Series at FedExPark.
Tubbs led the cast of four freshmen that pounded out 11 hits in the first game of the series. Tubbs finished 3-for-6 with two RBI and three runs scored and was named the Game 1 MVP. Catcher Carter White was 3-for-6 with three RBI and first baseman Zac Carter was 4-for-6 with two RBI. Freshman outfielder Colton Simbeck had one hit in the game, but made it count with a three-run home run to right field. The quartet of freshman helped the Luigi’s squad to a 15-11 victory in game 1. Sophomore Zach Willis was also 3-for-6 with three RBI. Erik Schoenrock started on the mound and faced the minimum over three innings, walking one and picking off the runner.
Stetson: Green 7 White 2
The Stetson Green team used the same winning formula on Thursday with pitching, defense and key hitting, to catapult them over the White team 7-2 to complete a sweep of the Hatter Series.
The Green team was led by freshman right-hander Josh Powers, who threw four strong innings, surrendering only three hits and one run while striking out three. Powers, a local product from New Smyrna Beach, was perfect through his first three innings.
Freshman Tyler Warmouth threw a scoreless fifth and senior Tucker Donohue closed the game by out punching out three while allowing only one unearned run over the last two innings.
Louisiana Tech: Black 4 Grey 1
RUSTON – Jamie Gilley and Sam Alvis combined to pitch seven innings of one run ball as the Black team defeated the Grey team 4-1 in game four of Louisiana Tech’s Fall World Series Friday night at J.C. Love Field, giving it their first win of the series.
Gilley allowed three hits and one run, striking out eight in five innings for the Black team, giving up a RBI single to Alex Williams in the bottom of the first. Alvis picked up the Black team’s first save.
Appalachian State: Fall Ball Update
Appalachian State University baseball enters the final weekend of its fall practice season with its Black squad holding a 3-2 advantage over the Gold in the team’s annual best-of-seven Fall World Series. Yearlong bragging rights will be determined on the field this weekend with the final two games of the intrasquad duel, set for 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and Beaver Field at Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium (Sunday’s game will be played regardless of Saturday’s outcome). Both games are open to the public and admission is free.
The annual series has been a hotly contested, back-and-forth affair throughout. Games One and Two were dominated by ASU pitchers. In Game One, likely weekend-series starters Seth Grant and Ryan Arrowood squared off, producing a 0-0 score through four innings. However, the Gold turned a two-out walk by Hector Crespo and three-straight singles by Tyler Zupcic, Will Callaway and Jeremy Dowdy into a 3-0 advantage in the top of the sixth inning. Those three runs proved to be more than enough for Grant and relievers Zach Joyce and Adam Camara, who combined to no-hit the Black, walking two and striking out four over seven dominant innings. The no-hitter was the first in the annual fall series in ASU head coach Chris Pollard’s eight years with the program.
LSU: Gold 3 Purple 2
BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU sophomore centerfielder JaCoby Jones doubled twice and scored two runs, and junior rightfielder Mason Katz provided two RBI to lead the Gold to a 3-2 win over the Purple in Game 3 of the LSU Baseball Intrasquad World Series Friday at Alex Box Stadium.
Despite Friday’s loss, the Purple squad claimed the three-game series with wins on Tuesday and Thursday. The series culminated LSU’s six-week fall practice session.
Mississippi State: Team Black 3 Team Grey 2
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Nick Routt and Tanner Gaines combined for a three-hit shutout Friday afternoon as Team Black blanked Team Grey to take a 3-2 lead in the Bulldog World Series. Mississippi State wraps up its fall baseball practice and the seven-game series with games Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at Noon. The games are open to the public with no charge for admission.
Routt struck out six and allowed one hit and a walk over five innings and Gaines preserved the shutout with four innings of two-hit pitching.