White Leads Green Two Games to One in Fall World Series|
Oct. 14, 2012
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- After three nail-biting finishes, Marshall baseball’s White team leads the Green team two games to one in the annual fall World Series.
White took game one 4-3 Friday in ten innings, but Green responded on Saturday with a two-run rally in the final frame to win 5-4. The weekend was capped off Sunday afternoon as White scored twice in the bottom of the sixth to erase Green’s early edge and come away victorious 2-1.
The series will continue Friday, Oct. 19 and run through Sunday with a potential game seven scheduled for a later date.
Thundering Herd senior Wayland Moore threw 4.1 innings of one-run ball for White in Friday’s series opener but received no decision as the game went down to the wire. Green scored twice in the top of the ninth to take the lead only to see its lead vanish in the bottom half thanks to an RBI-single from Aaron Bossi. In the tenth, freshman Johnathan Beary (White) led off with a single then worked his way around the bases on a sacrifice, a passed ball, and a balk.
Green evened the series in the seven-inning game two when sophomore Sergio Leon delivered a walk-off single to right-center in the bottom of the seventh, scoring freshman catcher David Diaz-Fernandez.
In game three, White erased a 1-0 deficit with two runs in the sixth. Sophomore Eric Escobedo led off the bottom of the sixth with a double and scored when senior Isaac Ballou also doubled and drove in two runs later in the inning.
Bossi (White) is batting .500 (5-for-10) and leads all hitters in the series. Bossi and fellow freshman Travis Myers (White) lead the run production effort with three RBIs apiece.
The series’ only home run came off the bat of Herd senior Alfredo Brito (Green).
Leon (Green) and sophomore Mardu Smith (Green) are perfect in stolen bases, tallying a combined nine swipes.
Freshman Alex Thackston (Green) fired five shutout innings in his Sunday start and rung up four hitters.
Wayland Moore leads the pitching staff with 10 strikeouts over seven innings, seeing action for both the Green and White teams.