Blues jump on Whites early in game one

Captain Fuller Smith said his team was focused and ready to play in game one of the Fall Series as the Blue team beat the White team of Captain Thomas Flautt 14-4 Friday afternoon.

"We've got a lot of veteran guys," said the senior outfielder of the Blue squad. "They just came out today and knew what to do."

What they did early was get to starting White LHP Drew Pomeranz and didn't let up. The Blues batted around against the true freshman left-hander in top of the first and led 6-0 before the White team ever came up to bat.

"We really swung the bats well, and our pitchers did well," said Smith, who contributed to his team's cause going 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, and a RBI. "Most of these guys (on the blue team) had been here and done that, so it was just a matter of us going out and getting it done."

The Blues sent redshirt sophomore RHP Phillip Irwin to the mound. The Whites got three runs in the bottom of the inning, but the Blues pitching combo of Irwin, true freshman RHP David Goforth, and redshirt sophomore RHP Justin Cryer gave up just one more run on the day.

The top of the second was identical to the top of the first for the Blues as they batted around again. This time they only got four runs to lead 10-3 after an inning and a half.

The Blues got four more before the Whites added one in the bottom of the seventh off closer Justin Cryer for the final score. The teams played seven complete innings. They meet again Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

The following are the stats for the Friday contest.

Coach Reinstetle's Blue Team:

CF Jordan Henry – 2-2, 2 walks, 3 stolen bases

2B Zach Miller – 0-5

SS Evan Button – 1-2, 2 RBI, 1 HR, 1 walk

1B Cody Overbeck – 2-4, RBI, SB

RF Michael Guerrero – 3-4, 3 RBI

DH Kyle Mills – 2-4, RBI, double

C Kyle Henson – 1-4, RBI, HBP

LF Fuller Smith – 2-4, 4 RBI, double, HR

3B Yogi Gunther – 0-2

PH Cullan Kight – 0-2

Blue Pitchers:

Phillip Irwin – 4 IP, 5 hits, 3 runs all earned, 2 K.

David Goforth – 2 IP, 1 hit, 2 K, 1 HBP

Justin Cryer – 1 IP, 1 hit, 1 run earned, 1 K

White Team:

SS Sean Stuyverson – 1-4, double

CF Michael Hubbard – 1-4

LF Logan Power – 0-4

1B Matt Smith – 1-3, 2 RBI, 1 HR (opposite


2B Tim Ferguson – 1-3, RBI, HR

3B Logan Williams – 2-3, double

DH Cliff Vaughn – 0-2

PH Tyler Wells – 0-0, HBP

C Brett Basham – 0-2

PH Zack Rutland – 0-1

RF Jeremy Travis – 1-3, RBI, HR

White Pitchers:

Drew Pomeranz – 1 2/3 IP, 7 hits, 9 runs all earned, 2 walks, 2 K

Kevin Parker – 4 1/3 IP, 6 hits, 5 runs (4 earned), 1 HBP

Thomas Flautt – 1 IP, 1 walk, 1 K

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