Seniors Jonathan Davis, Casey Grayson
Oct. 25, 2013
HOUSTON - Contributions by both newcomers and returners lifted White to a 5-2 series finale win on Thursday afternoon to claim the Red-White World Series this fall at Cougar Field.
With the series on the line, it proved to be a true rubber game as freshmen Brandon Miles (White) and Andrew Lantrip (Red) took the mound for their respective teams.
Red, for the first time all series, jumped out to a first-inning lead with one run when sophomore Josh Vidales scored on a wild pitch after leading off the game with a walk and stealing two bases.
It didn't take the White squad long to respond when they put up a two-spot in the latter half of the inning after junior Cole Coakley, senior Frankie Ratcliff and sophomore Ashford Fulmer reached on a single, walk and RBI-single, respectively. They added another run following a fielding error to go up 2-1 after the first.
Miles and Lantrip settled in to throw a scoreless second until White tacked on two more runs in the third following back-to-back singles by sophomore Kyle Survance and Ratcliff. They each came around to score when senior Jonathan Davis drew a bases loaded walk and sophomore Jacob Campbell picked up an RBI-groundout.
With White leading 4-1, senior Landon Appling scores the fifth run after reaching on an error. The bright spot for Red came from senior Tyler Ford's relief effort as he tossed two scoreless frames with two strikeouts to keep his squad within reach.
Freshman Gino Marucci singled in senior Jacob Lueneburg, who singled, to give Red its second run to make it 5-2 in the final frame.
Miles picked up the win as the White starter.
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