MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University baseball team opened up its Gold-Blue World Series this evening with Team Trout defeating Team Matlock, 9-6, in seven innings to take game one of the three-game series at Hawley Field.
Trailing 5-4 entering the sixth inning, Team Trout scored five runs on four hits to take a commanding 9-5 lead. Triples by Bobby Boyd
and Ryan Tuntland helped to break the game open as Boyd drove home Justin Fox
and Chris Rasky
, while Tuntland knocked in Boyd and then crossed the plate by way of a throwing error on the same play.
Munden led Team Trout with three hits, while Boyd and Tuntland collected two hits apiece. Munden also pitched a perfect inning of relief.
After falling to a 4-2 deficit through three innings, Team Matlock used a pinch hit three-run home run from Tyler Steele Worsham to take the 5-4 lead in the bottom of the fourth.
Seven different players from Team Matlock had one hit, and Nate Antone
and Brady Wilson
each drew two walks.
The teams will be back in action for game two tomorrow, with pregame beginning at 2:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.