MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Team Trout used a 10-run sixth inning to defeat Team Matlock, 12-9, and win the West Virginia University baseball Gold-Blue World Series on Thursday evening at Hawley Field.
The sixth inning comeback was the second in as many days for Team Trout, as they took game one, 9-6, after putting up a 5-run frame in the sixth inning.
After falling to a deficit of 7-2 entering the inning, Team Trout sent 13 batters to the box, scoring 10 runs on four hits to take the lead. Chris Rasky tied the game at 7-7 as he scored on a bases loaded walk to Ryan Tuntland. In the following at bat, Ryan McBroom broke the game open with a bases loaded double to the left field gap, while Jacob Rice followed by with a two-run home run to deep left field, bringing the score to 12-7.
Seven different batters recorded a hit for Team Trout, including two hits from Bobby Boyd. McBroom drove in a game-high three runs, while Boyd, Rice and Justin Fox had two RBIs apiece.
Team Matlock jumped out to an early lead as they were ahead 7-2 after four innings. A four-run third inning highlighted Team Matlock’s afternoon as six different players recorded a hit in the inning.