Game 2 of Red & Black World Series Tied 4-4
UC baseball adopted teammate, Alex Massengill, throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Game 2 on Saturday at Marge Schott Stadium.

Nov. 19, 2011

CINCINNATI – The Red and Black teams are deadlocked in a 4-4 tie after playing seven innings Saturday afternoon in Game 2 of the University of Cincinnati baseball team’s Red & Black World Series at Marge Schott Stadium.

The intrasquad scrimmage, which was scheduled for seven innings, will be completed Sunday at 1 p.m. The third and final game of the series is set to begin immediately following the conclusion of Game 2.

Junior left-hander Thomas Gentile (Westerville, Ohio/St. Francis DeSales) started for the Red team and allowed just two hits in four scoreless innings, while striking out four.

Freshman right-hander Evan Hills (Liberty Township, Ohio/Lakota East) pitched 3 1/3 scoreless innings of relief to keep the Black team in the game.

Trailing 4-3 in the eighth inning, Black team infielder Sam Vandenheuvel (Chandler, Ariz./Hamilton/Mesa CC) hit a two-out RBI single to tie the score. The 6-foot-1 senior has two hits in three at-bats for the game.

Two redshirt freshmen are leading the offense for the Red team – outfielder Ethan McAlpine (Cincinnati, Ohio/Moeller) and catcher Aaron Oesch (Portsmouth, Ohio/Minford) are both 2 for 4.

Senior T.J. Jones (Cincinnati, Ohio/La Salle) has a triple for the Black squad.

The Red team needs to win Game 2 in order to tie the series after the Black team won convincingly, 10-1, Friday evening.

Game 3’s probable starters are two freshman righties – Grant Walker (Brookeville, Ohio/Northmont) of the Red team and the Black team’s Bryan Chenoweth (Lafayette, Ind./McCutcheon).