FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2011
Green wins game one of Baseball’s Fall World Series, 11-3
A solid night by sophomore Taylor Ratliff helped the Green team take an 11-3 win over Gold in the JU baseball Fall World Series on Wednesday at John Sessions Stadium.
Ratliff went 4-for-5 in the leadoff spot, including a two-run homer in the eighth inning to give the Green team a 1-0 advantage. Sophomore Patrick Long added two hits, while Gold captain senior Kevin Lehane went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a home run.
Freshman Jeff Tanner earned the win in relief for the Green team, allowing one run on three hits in 2.1 innings. Junior Joe Ryan allowed a run in 2.2 relief innings, while sophomore Tony Mollica got the no-decision after giving up a run and fanning three batters in four innings.
The other Gold captain, senior Steven Eageton, took the loss after allowing four runs on seven hits in 5.1 innings of work.
Trailing 2-0 in the third inning, the Gold cut the deficit with a sacrifice fly from senior Matt Frank to plate Lehane.
The Green broke the game open with a five-run fifth inning to take a 7-1 advantage. Green benefitted from five walks, while Ratliff added a two-run single to cap the scoring.
Sophomore Tyler Hooten doubled to start the eighth inning before Ratliff followed with a home run to right field off of freshman Spencer Jack for a 9-2 lead.
In the ninth inning, Hooten brought home a run with a sacrifice fly, while Lehane homered for the Gold team to close out the night.
Game two of the series is tonight at 5:30 p.m. with the series finale coming on Saturday at 1 p.m. at John Sessions Stadium.