Oct. 7, 2002
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Team Gray took a 2-1 win over Team Scarlet in the first game of the Scarlet and Gray World Series Monday at Bill Davis Stadium. Team Gray needs just two more wins to claim the annual fall intrasquad best-of-five series.
Second baseman Christian Snavely (Jr., Defiance, Ohio/Defiance) got the first hit of the game, a home run over the fence in right-centerfield to give the Scarlet a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning.
The Gray battled back in the bottom half of the inning to take a 2-1 lead. Centerfielder Steve Caravati (So., Dover, Ohio/Dover) had a one-out double off the wall in leftfield and moved to third on a base hit through the left side by Third baseman Terry Pettorini (Jr., Wooster, Ohio/Wooster). First baseman Paul Farinacci (So., Westlake Village, Calif., Agoura) sent a shot up the battle to score Caravati and tie the game 1-1. Rightfielder Geoff Buchanan (So, Camarillo, Calif./Adolfo Camarillo) split the first and second basemen to bring home Pettorini and give the Gray the one-run lead.
The Scarlet threatened in the fifth inning. Third baseman Kris Moorman (Fr., St. Henry, Ohio/St. Henry) drew a lead-off walk and then advanced to second on a shot down the leftfield line by Catcher Kelly Houser (Fr., New Holland, Ohio/Adena). First baseman Cody Caughenbaugh (Fr., Newark, Ohio/Liking Valley) bunted to move both runners into scoring position. Designated hitter Brian Panke (So., Jenks, Okla./Jenks) reached on a fielder’s choice, but Moorman was thrown out at the plate. Rightfielder Drew Thomas (Fr., Mechanicsburg, Ohio/Briggs) grounded out the pitcher to end the inning.
Left-handed pitcher Scott Lewis (So., Washington Court House, Ohio/Washington) got the win Gray. He pitched 6.0 innings and allowed the one Scarlet run on three hits. He struck out seven batters in the seven-inning game. Left-handed pitcher Brett Hatcher (So., Bellefontaine, Ohio/Bellefontaine) got the save in one inning of action with a pair of strikcouts. Left-handed pitcher Chris Hanners (So., Groveport, Ohio/DeSales) got the loss for the Scarlet allowing the two runs on five hits with five strikeouts. Both starting pitchers were hitless in the first three innings.
The series continues Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Bill Davis Stadium. Wednesday’s game will be at 6:30 p.m., while games Thursday and Friday would begin at 3 p.m., if necessary. Admission is free.