MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2011
Green edges Gold to take Baseball Fall World Series
The Green squad used a strong pitching performance from its captain senior Sean Green to edge Gold in the JU baseball Fall World Series over the weekend.
Following a 3-2 loss in game two on Friday night, Green tossed seven shutout innings on just one pitch over the coaches’ minimum (86 pitches) to lead his squad to a 5-1 win to take the series.
Green scattered two hits through the first four innings before allowing the first two hitters to reach in the fifth. He got out of it by retiring nine straight after that point to set up the win. Green was helped offensively with a fourth-run, fourth inning started by consecutive doubles by senior Jonathan Murphy and sophomore Jimmy Appleby.
Freshman Garrett Ruckel finished with two this for the Green team, while junior Adam Brett Walker II hit a home run for the Gold team’s lone score.
The Gold team earned its Friday night on the heels of a two RBI day from junior Dan Gulbransen.
In the first inning, Gulbransen drove home sophomore Zac Houck in the second at-bat on a single and later scored on a double by senior Kevin Lehane. Gulbransen added a leadoff home run in the third inning.
The three runs was all sophomore Chris Anderson needed as he struck out four batters and scattered two hits in six shutout innings to earn the win. Junior Corben Madden added two scoreless relief innings to help the cause.
Freshman Alex McRae took the loss for the Green team despite fanning six batters in 6.2 innings. Freshman Nolan Peterson struck out four batters in 1.1 relief innings.
Ruckel drove home two runs in the eighth inning for the Green team, but junior Drew Woods quashed the late rally.
The Dolphins are off until January when they start practice to get ready for the 2012 season opener at Southern California on Feb. 17.