Nov. 11, 2012
CINCINNATI — Freshman third baseman Devin Wenzel (Blandon, Pa./Fleetwood Area) recorded a game-high four RBIs to lead the Black team to a 5-0 win over the Red team at the University of Cincinnati baseball Red & Black World Series Sunday afternoon.
With the win, the Black team claimed the series, two games to one.
Wenzel hit 1 for 4 with four RBIs and junior outfielder Justin Glass (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll) hit 2 for 3 with two runs to lead the Black team offense.
After three scoreless innings, the Black squad plated four runners in the top of the fourth inning. Redshirt freshman outfielder Taylor Schmidt (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Hills) singled through the right side, stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch. After
Glass walked, Wenzel clubbed a 3-1 pitch from Red team starter, freshman RHP Mitch Patishall (Pendleton, Ind./Pendleton Heights), over the left-field wall for a three-run homer.
Patishall went three innings, allowing three runs on three hits with two walks and a strikeout.
Following Wenzel’s home run, sophomore right-hander Art Warren (Stryker, Ohio/Napoleon) entered the ballgame for Patishall and allowed a single to freshman first baseman Jeff Murray (Reynoldsburg, Ohio/Reynoldsburg), who advanced to second on freshman shortstop Colin Hawk’s (Beech Grove, Ind./Roncalli) sac bunt and went to third on a wild pitch. Redshirt sophomore catcher Aaron Oesch (Portsmouth, Ohio/Minford) then drove home Murray with an RBI single to left field to give the Black team a 4-0 lead.
Black team starter, senior left-hander Thomas Gentile (Westerville, Ohio/St. Francis DeSales), pitched five scoreless innings, allowing four hits and striking out three with two walks.
The Black team added an insurance run in the top of the fifth when Glass hit a one-out triple down the right-field line and scored on a sacrifice fly from Wenzel.
The UC baseball team will continue with individual workouts through the fall semester before full-squad practice begins in January. The Bearcats’ season opener is Feb. 15, 2013 at Florida Atlantic.