Blue Squad Outlasts Gray Squad, 11-9 in Opening Contest of Garibaldi's Series
Oct. 24, 2005
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Blue Crew erupted for seven runs in the second inning and then withstood a strong seven-run rally in the ninth by the Gray squad for a hard-fought 11-9 victory in game one of the Garibaldi's Series.
"Despite the 11-9 score, I thought this was a well-played game," Head coach Daron Schoenrock said. "Both teams defended the field well and hit the ball in clutch situations."
Blue Crew starter sophomore Neil Schenk was stellar in four innings of work. The southpaw held the Gray team to just two runs to pick up the win.
Offensively, Adam Amar and Jordan Tolliver each ripped three hits to pace the Blue, while freshman catcher Steven Watson went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles.
Dusty Davis was the losing pitcher for the Gray squad, who got a strong offensive showing from freshman Trey Wiedman. The Houston High product posted three hits, including a solo home run, in a losing cause. He was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle.
"I am excited to see how the Gray team will respond after falling just short on Sunday," Schoenrock said.
The two teams will square off again in game two on Tues., Oct. 25 at 2:30 p.m. Each team will send newcomers to the mound as lefthander Lance Scoggins will get the nod for the Blue team. He will face freshman Scott McGregor, who will start for the Gray squad.