Oct. 30, 2011
RUSTON - The Grey team swept the Black team 4-0 in game one and 6-2 in game two, as Louisiana Tech's Fall World Series began on Sunday at J.C. Love Field.
Jeb Stefan and Caleb Dudley combined for a three hit shutout in game one. Stefan registered five strikeouts, while throwing 74 pitches. Stephen Gandy and Kyle Arnsberg each had two hits in the game, with the big blow coming in the fourth inning when Arnsberg hit a two-run home run to right field. On the Black team side, Colby Johnson recorded two singles.
Game two began with Jamie Gilley pitching a one hitter with five strike-outs through five innings. In the bottom of the fourth, the Black team scored their first two runs of the series off of an RBI single by Sam Alvis, and an RBI double by catcher Chase Hesson. However, things unrattled quickly for the Black team in the sixth inning, when it allowed five runs off of five hits and two walks.
Alvis went from DH to pitcher in the sixth for the Black team and walked pinch hitter Kyle Arnsberg. Arnsberg advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored off of an RBI single by Austin Hedges. Captain Alex Williams walked and also scored on a huge two RBI triple by third baseman Ryan Jones, that gave the Grey team a 3-2 lead. Tyler Qualls and Gandy doubled and singled in runs, respectively, to give the Grey squad a 5-2 lead.
The Grey team scored again in the seventh off of an RBI single by Jones. Jones and Gandy each recorded two hits in the second game, with Jones registering three RBI. Shortstop Ryan Gebhardt and Sam Alvis each recorded two hits for the Black team. Phillip Maton pitched three shutout innings in relief for the win.
Gandy led all Tech players with four hits, while Arnsberg and Jones each have three runs batted in.
The Bulldogs play again on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. at J.C. Love Field.