October 18, 2011

Rain Halts Fall World Series Contest in Fourth Inning on Tuesday

Charleston, S.C. – The third installment of The Citadel Baseball's Fall World Series was halted in the fourth inning on Tuesday afternoon at Riley Park due to heavy rain in the Charleston area.

The game was stopped in the top of the fourth inning with two outs and a runner on third base. The conclusion of the contest will be coupled with the fourth and final segment of the World Series on Thursday at Riley Park at 3:15 p.m.

The Blue team wasted no time again scoring in this contest as senior Nick Orvin led off with a base hit and sophomore Hughston Armstrong followed with an infield single off the starter for the White team, sophomore left-hander Logan Cribb. After a diving grab on a bunt attempt was caught by Cribb for the first out, redshirt junior Damon Ardis line a base hit to left to score Orvin. Redshirt senior Grant Richards then smacked a base hit to left to score Armstrong to give the Blue squad a quick 2-0 lead.

With the rain getting heavier into the fourth inning, freshman Zach Sherrill, who has a hit in his last five at-bats in the World Series, singled to lead off the frame. After a sac bunt from Kevin Connell, the Blue team brought in freshman right-hander David Rivera to relieve freshman left-hander Ross White, who started the contest. After getting a fly out for the second out, Rivera walked Charles Flowers to put two aboard before freshman Mason Davis smoked a two-run triple into the right field corner to tie the game at two. The tarp was then pulled on the field, postponing action for the rest of the afternoon.

With the Blue squad winning two of the first three innings on Tuesday, the overall team score now has White leading Blue, 14-7, with 11 innings remaining. It should make for an exciting finish on Thursday as the winners of the "best-of-three" series will be determined now on Thursday. The details of how to win each game are listed below.
2011 Fall World Series Rules
The 2012 squad will be divided into two teams – the blue squad and the white squad. The goal this season will be to try to win each individual inning rather than winning a four-game series.

The 32 innings will be broken up into a "three-game series" where the winning team must win two of the following three stipulations:
•    (Game 1) Winner will be the team to get to 17 innings first.  
•    (Game 2) Will be the winner of the innings left over from the first game.
Example- Say Game 1 was won by the score of 17 to 8, which would be 25 innings. Now there is 7 innings left, Game 2's winner will know be the first team to 4.
•    (Game 3) The team that scores the most runs combined in all 32 innings.

The point systems will be awarded as follows:
•    You will receive a point if you score more runs than your opponent does in an inning.
•    If no team scores or both pitchers have 1-2-3 innings, it will come down to who threw the least amount of pitches.
•    If both pitchers throw the same amount of pitches, it comes down who threw the most strikes.
Note: If visiting team doesn't score and the home team gets a base runner on, that team wins the inning but should strive to score runs because all runs scored count.  

White Team Roster (coached by Associate Head Coach David Beckley):
Hitters: Mason Davis, Joe Jackson, Johnathan Stokes, Calvin Orth, Zach Sherill, Justin Mackert, Charles Flowers, Hayden Hendry, Ryne Hardwick, Corey Smith and Kevin Connell.
Pitchers: Kevin Connell, Brett Tompkins, Logan Cribb, Ryan Hines, Zach Sherill and Connor Walsh.

Blue Team Roster (coached by Assistant Coach Adam Vrable):
Hitters: Nick Orvin, Grant Richards, Bailey Rush, Bo Thompson, Drew DeKerlegand, Alex Christmas, Tyler Griffin, Hughston Armstrong, Damon Ardis, George Coleman and Ryan Kilgallen.
Pitchers: James Reeves, Bryce Hines, Ross White, Jeremy Long, David Rivera and Damon Ardis.

A recap with stats will follow each segment of the four-part series as well as twitter updates throughout the World Series at twitter.com/citadelbaseball. For more information on Bulldog Baseball, visit the official website of The Citadel Athletics at www.CitadelSports.com.

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