MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - After giving up six runs in the first inning, the Blue team was able to mount a comeback and defeat the Gold team, 9-7, to even the Gold-Blue World Series on Sunday evening at Hawley Field.
Led by five players with two-hit performances, the Blue team finished with 13 hits to only three hits by the Gold team. Each squad committed two errors.
Senior first baseman Ryan McBroom
and junior catcher Max Nogay
each hit a home run to lead the Blue squad. McBroom’s homer knocked in three, while Nogay drove in two. Junior outfielder Bobby Boyd
, senior shortstop Michael Constantini
, freshman outfielder Shaun Wood
, freshman catcher Ray Guerrini
and Nogay had two hits apiece.
Junior second baseman Billy Fleming
scored two runs for the Gold team, while junior shortstop Taylor Munden
, senior left fielder Jacob Rice
and junior catcher Cameron O’Brien each had one hit and one RBI.
Freshman right-hander Corley Huffstickler picked up the victory, pitching 4.0 innings of relief. Huffstickler allowed just one hit and struck out four. Senior right-hander Corey Walter
picked up the win, pitching 2.0 perfect innings with two strikeouts.
The loss went to senior right-hander Pascal Paul
after allowing five runs on three hits in 3.0 innings of relief. Junior left-hander John Means
started the game and gave up three runs on five hits in 3.0 innings with five strikeouts.