Gold takes early lead in Fall World Series with 7-4 win
The Gold team came out swinging and received a boost on the mound from freshman pitcher Tony Mollica to take a 1-0 lead in the Green & Gold Fall World Series with a 7-4 victory, Wednesday night at John Sessions Stadium.

Mollica earned the win after allowing no runs while scattering five hits with two walks and six strikeouts in six innings of work. Freshman Chris Anderson got the save by hurling three innings of scoreless relief.

Senior Matt Tomshaw was tagged with the loss for the Green squad after allowing four runs on four hits with a walk in the first inning. Freshmen Adam Maxon and Spencer Jack helped keep the Green squad in contention by hurling a scoreless inning of relief.

Anderson helped out his cause by finishing 3-for-5 from the plate to lead the Gold squad offensively. Senior Kevin Lehane also sparked the Gold team by going 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored.

Freshman Taylor Ratliff led the Green squad by finishing 1-for-3 with two runs while also making a dazzling play defensively up the middle.

The Green squad scrapped together 4 hits with two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning to plate three runs but were unable to overcome the first inning deficit.

Game two of the series will be on Friday at 6 p.m. with the series finale coming on Saturday at 4 p.m. at John Sessions Stadium.