Oct. 17, 2010
CONWAY - Even though the Black team had claimed the 2010 Chanticleer World Series title, winning games one and two by a combined score of 13-0, the Teal team salvaged some pride with a 10-1 decision Sunday afternoon at Watson Stadium.
Matt Rein was dominant on the mound, while freshmen T.J. Young (4-for-6), Tripp Martin (3-for-4), Ryan Siegel (3-for-4) and K.J. McAllister (2-for-5) combined to go 12-for-19 at the plate with seven doubles and a home run. The Teal also got an unsung effort from junior Rich Witten, who played first for the Black in games one and two, but was asked to play catcher, and did so admirably, due to an injury for the Teal in game three.
After the first five from the Teal went down, Witten started things with a single to right. Siegel followed with an RBI double to right, scoring Witten for Teal's first run of the weekend. Freshman K.J. McAllister then plated Siegel with a double to right-center. Young made it four straight hits, driving in McAllister. Young advanced to second on a Keith Hardwick walk and scored one batter later on Taylor Motter's RBI single to left for a 4-0 Teal lead.
While the Teal offense finally got on track, Rein was cruising on the mound, facing the minimum 12 batters over his four innings. He did not allow a base runner through three, then started the fourth by walking Zach Lopes. However, Rein picked Lopes of first, got a pop out and ground out to end his day, getting four strikeouts in his four innings. In all, the Teal pitchers only allowed five hits, one walk and struck out nine.
After Rein's work, the Teal got the offense going again in the top of the fifth. Martin started the frame with a solo shot to left-center. After a Witten walk, he advanced to second on a throwing error, moved to third on Siegels' single and scored on a wild pitch. Young drove in his second run of the game, bring home Siegel with a single through the left side of the infield, putting the Teal up 7-0.
The Teal tacked on another run in the sixth. Martin delivered a one-out double and scored on Siegel's single to center. The Black got that run back in the home half of the sixth. Tucker Frawley, who was 3-for-5, had a leadoff single, moved to second when Hayes Orton was hit by a pitch and scored on Josh Conway's single to left-center.
The Teal capped the scoring, tacking on two runs in the seventh. Young started the inning with a double, moved to second on a Hardwick's ground out and scored on Motter's sacrifice fly. Daniel Bowman delivered a two-out single and scored one batter later on Martin's double.
TEAL T.J. Young 4-6, 2 runs, 2 RBI, 2B, K Keith Hardwick 0-4, 2 BB, K Taylor Motter 1-5, 2 RBI, 2 Ks Daniel Bowman 1-5, run, K Tripp Martin 3-4, 2 runs, 2 RBI, 2 2B, HR, K Rich Witten 1-4, 2 runs, BB, 2 Ks Ryan Siegel 3-4, 2 runs, 2 RBI, 2B, BB
K.J. McAllister 2-5, run, RBI, 2B