Oct. 23, 2011
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.
Jared Knoll pitched six scoreless innings and gave up just one hit for the win and Jesse Fernandez pitched the final inning for the save. Brett Mays took the loss for Team Blain. The pitching staffs were on its game as there were just five hits in the contest.
Mays was cruising along until the fourth inning when he hit the lead-off batter Andrew Dundon. Following two wild pitches by Mays, Dundon scored on a single from Gray Stafford. Later in the inning with runners at first and third and one out, Mays was lifted for Joe Hollowell. Hollowell struggled to find the strike zone as he threw a wild pitch, walked and hit a batter to allow the second run of the inning to cross the plate.
Matt Margaritonda then came on in relief of Hollowell and with the bases loaded, walked in the third run of the inning.
Leading 3-0, Waggoner went with his closer, Fernandez, in the top of the seventh inning. The first batter that Fernandez faced was Alfredo Brito who launched a long solo home run to right field. However, that was all Team Blain scored as it ended the game with two runners on base.
Game four of the Marshall Fall World Series is Thursday at 3 p.m.