TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 08, 2005
Green takes Green & Black Fall World Series in two games
Nov. 8, 2005
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Junior Daniel Murphy batted 6-for-9 with two doubles, a triple and a game-winning RBI, while the Green pitching staff allowed only three runs in 17 innings en route to a 2-0 series win (13-3, 1-0) over the Black in the 18th annual Green & Black Fall World Series, last weekend at Alexander Brest Field.
For the weekend, junior Justin Young finished 4-for-8 with a double and four RBI, sophomore Matt Lopez went 3-for-7 with a double and two RBI and senior Gordie Gronkowski batted 3-for-9 with a double and three RBI to also lead the Green offense. Junior Logan James went 3-for-6 with a triple and junior Thomas LePage batted 3-for-7 to lead the black squad. In game one, Murphy finished 5-for-5 with a double and a triple, Gronkowski batted 3-for-5 with a double and three RBI and junior Justin Young went 3-for-4 with a double and four RBI to lead the Green squad to a 13-3 win over the Black. Freshman Alexander Martinez also went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI.
Sophomore RHP Matt Davis earned the win after allowing three runs on four hits while walking one and striking out six in 5.0 innings of work. Senior LHP Kyle DeVries was tagged with the loss after allowing eight runs (seven earned) on 10 hits while walking four and striking out three in 3.0 innings.
In game two, the Green team prevailed in a pitching duel when Murphy hit an RBI double down the right field line to score Lopez from second in the 10th inning. For the Black squad, James and LePage each finished 2-for-4 from the plate.
Freshman RHP Tim Brown earned the win after allowing no runs on two hits while walking two and striking out two in 3.0 innings of relief. Senior RHP James Murdock was credited with the save after hurling one inning of scoreless relief. Sophomore LHP Matt Dobbins got the no decision despite allowing nor runs on three hits with a walk and five strikeouts in six innings.
James was tagged with the loss after allowing a run on two hits with a walk and a strikeout in 1.0 innings of relief. Junior LHP D.J. Ackley earned a no decision despite allowing no runs and no hits with five walks and three strikeouts in 7.0 innings. Freshman RHP Mike Piernick also added two innings of scoreless relief.
With the series over in two games, the JU coaching staff mixed the squad and played a scrimmage in the final game of the series. Gronkowski finished 3-for-4 with a double as the Black squad pounded out 16 runs and 13 hits en route to a 16-3 win. Freshman Stefan Hertel and Martinez each finished with multiple hits to lead the squad.
Freshman LHP Garrett Dunlap was tagged with the loss after allowing six runs on six hits while walking two and striking out two in 4.2 innings of work.
Young led the Green offense by going 2-for-3 from the plate with a double and a home run.