Nov. 10, 2012
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CINCINNATI — The Black team defeated the Red team 5-2 Saturday afternoon at Marge Schott Stadium, which tied the University of Cincinnati baseball Red & Black World Series at one game apiece and forced a decisive Game 3 on Sunday.
With the score tied 2-2 in the top of the seventh and final innings, junior outfielder Justin Glass (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll) hit a two-out, bases-loaded double down the left-field line that gave the Black team a 5-2 advantage.
One inning prior, the Red team tied the score at 1-1 when freshman Kyle Seeger (Cincinnati, Ohio/Reading) hit a sacrifice fly to right field that allowed pinch runner Colton Cleary (Nicholasville, Ky./Lexington Catholic) to score from third base.
The game was well-pitched and featured a handful of impressive defensive plays as the two teams combined for just seven hits.
Redshirt freshman right-handed pitcher Connor Walsh (Wayne, Pa./Radnor) started for the Black team and allowed one run on two hits in four innings. The Red team’s starter, sophomore RHP Matthew Lathuras (Sherman Oaks, Calif./Notre Dame), also went four innings and surrendered one run.
The Red team initially jumped out to a quick lead after plating one run in the bottom of the first inning. Freshman catcher Russell Clark (Wexford, Pa./Pine-Richland) hit a two-out single up the middle that allowed junior outfielder Brendon Neel (Festus, Mo./Festus/Jefferson College), who reached base on a walk, to score from second base.
Freshman first baseman Jeff Murray (Reynoldsburg, Ohio/Reynoldsburg) evened the score at 1-1 when he led off the top of the third with a home run to right-center field off a 1-1 pitch from Lathuras.
With sophomore RHP Ryan Atkinson (Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain) now pitching for Lathuras in the top of the fifth, the Black team plated one run to take its first lead of the game at 2-1. Junior Matt Williams (Mason, Ohio/Cincinnati Hills Christian) walked and advanced to second on a balk before redshirt sophomore outfielder Taylor Schmidt (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Hills) walked to put runners on first and second. The next batter, freshman Forrest Perron (Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville), hit a two-out single through the left side that allowed Williams to score.
The decisive Game 3 of the Red & Black World Series will begin 1 p.m. Sunday at Marge Schott Stadium. Freshman right-hander Mitch Patishall (Pendleton, Ind./Pendleton Heights) will start for the Red team and senior lefty Thomas Gentile (Westerville, Ohio/St. Francis DeSales) will take the mound for the Black team. The game can be seen live on Bearcats TV and live stats will be available via GameTracker on GoBEARCATS.com.