Oct. 24, 2012
HOUSTON -- With a balanced team effort propelled by a strong starting pitching performance, the Red team earned a 9-5 Game 1 victory over the White team during the Houston Baseball Red-White World Series on Wednesday afternoon at Cougar Field.
Leading the way offensively for the Red team was sophomore Price Jacobs with a 3-for-6 effort with two RBI and a homerun, while junior Jonathan Davis (2x4, RBI, R) and junior Frankie Ratcliff (2x5, 2 RBI) each had two hits.
For the White, junior transfer Chris Waylock went 3-for-5 with an RBI and run scored, followed by freshman Josh Vidales (2x4, R), sophomore Michael Pyeatt (2x5, R) and freshman Justin Montemayor (2x4, 2 RBI) with two hits each.
Junior Dylan Rucker earned the win for the Red team. Getting the start for the White team and throwing well, despite being on a pitch count was senior Matt Hernandez.
Seeing action out of the pen for the Red was sophomore Logan Piper, redshirt freshman Keith Brenner, and junior Chase Wellbrock, while the White team saw juniors Tyler Ford, Dustin Fuerst, senior Ryan Bonnot, freshman Grant Slaughter and sophomore Ryan Vruggink.
The two teams will meet again on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Cougar Field. On the bump for Game 2 will be junior transfer Daniel Poncedeleon for the Red team and freshman Jacob Lemoine for the White team.
2012 RECRUITING CLASS RANKED NO. 36 IN NATION
Collegiate Baseball ranked Houston No. 36 in the nation for its recruiting class of 17 newcomers. Ranked at the top of the list were Vanderbilt, UCLA, and Arizona State among the nation's best, while Houston joined Rice (27), East Carolina (33) and UCF (40) as Conference USA representatives on the top-recruiting list. For a complete list, click here.
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