Oct. 12, 1999
Game 2 box scores
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Gray Buckeyes arrived at Bill Davis Stadium ready to play and proved it with an overpowering performance over the Scarlet Buckeyes, winning 13-3. The Gray used 16 hits to knock in their 13 runs and received a stellar pitching performance from Greg Prenger (Fr., Harpster, Ohio). The redshirt freshman earned the win by pitching seven innings and giving up three runs off three hits. The best-of-five Scarlet and Gray World Series is now tied at one.
The Gray jumped on Scarlet starting pitcher Kevin Wynk (Fr., Coldwater, Ohio) in the bottom of the first inning. Mike Check (Jr., Bay Village, Ohio) led off with a single to center field. He advanced to second on a groundout by John Mayor (Jr., Chesterfield, Mo.). The next batter, Chad Ehrnsberger (Jr., Kalida, Ohio), walked and Check proceeded to steal third base. With runners now at the corners, Doug Dendinger (So., Greenwich, Ohio) took a 1-1 offering over the left field wall to give the Gray an early 3-0 lead.
The onslaught continued in the final three innings. In the fifth inning, the Gray scored three runs off three hits. Rob Boling (Fr., Hamilton, Ohio) and Ehrnsberger had RBI singles. With the bases loaded, Doug Larason (Fr., Alexandria, Ohio) drew a walk to bring home another run.
In the sixth inning, the Gray added four more runs. With Ehrnsberger at first base and Mayor at third base, the duo executed a double-steal, bringing home Mayor. Marcello Garofalo (Sr., Columbus, Ohio) and Boling also drove in a run each. Boling later scored on a wild pitch by Scarlet relief pitcher Ted Kalnins (Burlington, Ontario).
For the Gray, Check, Boling and Joe Wilkins (So., Commercial Point, Ohio) each went 3-for-5. Boling also drove in three runs.
For the Scarlet, Wynk was charged with the loss. He pitched 5. 2 innings, gave up 11 hits and 10 runs (all earned). Trent McIlvain (Jr., Louisville, Ohio) and Terry Pettorini (Fr., Wooster, Ohio) both had a pair of hits. Tomorrow, game three of the Scarlet and Gray World Series begins at 6:30 p.m. at Bill Davis Stadium.
* The 10-run rule was used after the top of the eighth inning.