Oct. 23, 2013
HOUSTON - An all-around clean game that featured solid pitching performances and clutch hitting by both squads ended in a 4-1 win for the Red Team to even the series, led by sophomore Justin Montemayor's three RBI day to support the pitching efforts of David Longville, Jared Robinson and Ryan Vruggink on Wednesday afternoon at Cougar Field.
Pitching dominated Game 2 of the Red-White World Series as the Red staff held White to just an unearned run, while White's staff held Red scoreless in the final four frames.
Montemayor unloaded with a 3-for-4 afternoon with a homerun, double and three RBI to lead the Red Team to a series-tying victory.
White, for the second straight game, jumped out to an early lead when senior Frankie Ratcliff kept his hot-hitting alive with an RBI-single to plate senior Landon Appling, who reached on an error to open the game.
Junior transfer and Red-Team starter David Longville didn't allow a run in his 3.0 innings pitched on a limited pitch count. He allowed an unearned run on just four hits with no walks and one strikeout to earn the win.
Montemayor led off the top of the second with a game-tying solo homerun to right field and the hitting barrage continued for the Red Team with three more hits by senior Jacob Lueneburg, junior Anthony DeJesus and freshman Connor Hollis, who singled in the eventual game-winner.
Up 2-1, Red's senior Casey Grayson and junior Michael Pyeatt each reached on free bases with one out, allowing Montemayor to double in both runners to put the Red squad up 4-1, which later proved to be enough as both bullpens shut down the offenses.
Robinson, out of the pen for the Red Team, was the bright spot on the day as the junior transfer tossed 3.2 innings without allowing a run on just two hits and three walks with four strikeouts. Vruggink, who retired the final White hitter for the save, followed him up out of the pen.
The White Team's bullpen was equally impressive as senior Aaron Stewart, seeing his first action of the series, tossed 3.1 shutout innings, allowing just three hits with three strikeouts, while junior Rande Revilla struck out one in 1.1 innings of work.
Senior Caleb Barker led the White Team offensively with a 3-for-3 effort.
Game 3 will be played at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at Cougar Field. The Red-White World Series is free and open to the public.
RED-WHITE WORLD SERIES ROSTERS
Pitchers: Jared West, Matt Locus, Brandon Miles, Kirby Peek, Rande Revilla, Aaron Stewart, Kyle Dowdy, Daniel Smith, Chase Wellbrock, Logan Piper
The White Team will start Brandon Miles on Thursday, while the Red Team will start Andrew Lantrip.
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