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  COLUMBUS, Ohio – Freshman Jordan McDonough posted a walk-off RBI double off the left field wall to give Gray a 3-2 win over Scarlet in the opener of the annual Scarlet & Gray World Series Saturday evening at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. The intersquad contest was the first of five games as the Buckeyes will continue the series at 2 p.m. ET Sunday in Columbus.    With two on and one out, McDonough, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, pulled a pitch to left off senior reliever Trace Dempsey to plate junior Nick Sergakis for the gamewinning run. Offensively for the Gray, McDonough went 2-for-4, while junior Craig Nennig was 2-for-4 with a run scored and senior Aaron Gretz also was 2-for-4 with a RBI. Sophomore Ronnie Dawson also scored a run for the Gray squad. Redshirt freshman pitcher Kyle Michalik registered the win with an inning of work, while Tanner Tully, the 2014 Big Ten Freshman of the Year, received a no decision after throwing six innings on two hits, two runs with four strikeouts.    The Scarlet were the first to strike in the top of the first, claiming two runs on two hits vs. Tully. Freshman Ridge Winand scored on a wild pitch to plate the first run, while senior catcher Connor Sabanosh notched an RBI groundout to push junior Troy Kuhn across home plate.    Starting Scarlet pitcher Travis Lakins had a solid night on the mound, allowing just two hits and two unearned runs, while striking out seven Gray batters. Both Lakins and Tully pitched scoreless frames through three innings until the Gray tied the contest at 2-2 in the bottom of the fifth.    With the bases loaded and two down and Michael Horejsei on the mound for the Scarlet, Gretz sent a sharp groundball to the left side for an RBI infield single to plate Nennig before a throwing error at shortstop allowed Dawson to score. The Gray had an opportunity to take the lead in the bottom of the sixth, but Dempsey was able to put down back-to-back batters on fly outs to end the threat. The Scarlet left a man on in scoring position in the top half of the seventh to set up the walk-off win.    For the Scarlet, Winand had a single, while Kuhn collected a double. Horejsei threw 0.1 innings and allowed a hit, while Seth Kinker pitched a third of inning, allowing two hits and a walk. Dempsey received the loss with an inning of work, allowing a run and two hits, one walk and struck out one batter.