Black Team wins Fall World Series

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CINCINNATI (Neth.) – The Black Team captured the annual Red vs Black World Series at UC Baseball Stadium on Tuesday-evening.

The rosters were drawn up last week, with players being selected by position group. RHP Zach Segal and 1B Ryan Nicholson were selected as captains of the Red Team, while RHP Jackson Murphy and C Cam Scheler were selected as captains of the Black Team. Two-way freshman Griffin Hugus was the Black Team’s number one overall pick.

The Black Team wins Game 1 on Saturday afternoon!

▪️ Hegemann: 1-3, R, 3 RBI, 3B ▪️ Vidourek: 2-4, 2 R, 2B ▪️ Harting: 2-4, R, RBI

— Baseball from Cincinnati (@GoBearcatsBASE) October 22, 2022

Game 1 summary

The black team pulled out late to beat the red team with a final score of 9-4 on Saturday afternoon.

Both teams’ starting pitchers looked sharp in the first inning with graduate student Dylan Brosky and red shirt sophomore Colby Haines each pulling back their respective teams’ sides.

It wouldn’t be long before the scoring started, though, as Griffin Hugus hammered an RBI double from the batter’s eye, stole third base and sprinted home on a wild pitch to give the Black Team a 2-0 lead give in the top of the 2nd turn.

The Red Team reacted quickly with a few extra basehits; an RBI double from the bat of Redshirt sophomore Kory Klingenbeck and a match-binding RBI triple from Redshirt sophomore Sean Springer.

The score would remain at 2-2 until the top of the fifth inning when junior Cole Harting drove an RBI-double into right center to retake the lead for the Black Team.

The runs would keep coming in the top of the sixth thanks to a bases-clearing triple by junior Josh Hegemann and an RBI single by true freshman Marcus Smith to give the Black Team a 7-2 advantage.

The red team would drop by a few runs down the frame, but the rally would end there as red shirt junior Max Palmieri and sophomore Lauden Brooks each took an RBI to make the final score 9-4.

The Black Team completes its comeback on Sunday afternoon to win Game 2 of the Red vs Black World Series!

▪️ C. Horst: W, 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K ▪️ Harting: 1-3, R, RBI, HR ▪️ Hegemann: 1-2, R, 2 RBI, BB pic

— Baseball from Cincinnati (@GoBearcatsBASE) October 23, 2022

Game 2 summary

The Black Team won in comeback fashion on Sunday-afternoon in a 5-3 victory.

Again, both starting pitchers started strong with both Jackson Murphy and real freshman Tommy Boba throwing scoreless frames to start the game.

In the bottom of the second inning, real freshman Nathan Merritt would walk with a basesloaded to bring in the first run of the game for the Black Team.

The Red Team would react quickly in the top of the third inning to take a 3-1 lead, highlighted by a solo home run from Kory Klingenbeck and an RBI single from red shirt freshman CJ Dean.

The Black Team would fall off an RBI double by Griffin Hugus in the bottom of the fourth before making things happen at Cole Harting’s solo home to midfield in the fifth. Josh Hegemann would end the Black Team with a two-run single to make it 5-3.

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The red team wins Game 3 with a final score of 5-4, but the black team wins the series 2-1!

▪️ Nicholson: 3-4, 3 R, 4 RBI, 2 HR ▪️ Scheler: 2-3, 2 R, 4 RBI, 2 HR ▪️ Shea: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K ▪️ McClanahan: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3K

— Baseball from Cincinnati (@GoBearcatsBASE) October 25, 2022

Game 3 summary

The Red Team defeated the Black Team 5-4 in the Fall Ball Final on Tuesday-evening.

The red team jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the bottom half of the first RBI pats from redshirt junior Ryan Nicholson and real freshman Kyle Schupmann.

Team captains Ryan Nicholson and Cam Scheler ran a spontaneous home run derby the rest of the time, alternating home runs in the third, fourth, fifth and sixth innings. Nicholson with a few solo shots for the Red Team and Scheler with a solo shot and three-run blast for the Black Team to make the final score 5-4.

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