MONDAY, NOVEMBER 08, 2010
Green rallies for two wins to take 2010 Green & Gold Fall World Series
Trailing 1-0 in the series, the Green squad answered with a 15-6 decision in Game Two before taking the rubber game, 9-5, to claim the 2010 Green & Gold Fall World Series at John Sessions Stadium.
In Game Two on Nov. 5, the Green squad rallied from a 6-2 deficit in the second to score 13 unanswered runs before the contest was called due to pitch counts.
Junior Jonathan Murphy got things started for the Green in the first with a two-run shot but the Gold would answer back with four runs in the bottom of the inning. The Gold would add two more runs in the bottom of the second when freshman Patrick Long hit a two-run homer to left.
From there, the Green took over with 13 runs from the third to the sixth, powered by the offense of Murphy (3-for-4), junior Jimmy Howick (3-for-4) and freshman Michael Parker (3-for-5).
In the seven-inning rubber match on Nov. 6, the green team sent freshman Spencer Jack to the mound and he demonstrated strong composure to keep the squad in the game.
Freshman Chris Anderson toed the rubber for the Gold but was unable to snuff the hot bats of the Green team by allowing five runs in two innings.
Murphy, who was named MVP of the series, went 3-for-4 with three runs to lead the Green. Murphy finished the week batting a series-best .583 (7-for-12) with a home run and seven runs scored.