Crimson Takes Game One of Crimson-Gray World Series

Sept. 28, 2004

PULLMAN, Wash. - Zach Kostorus provided all the offense the Crimson would need in the botttom of the first with a two-run homerun. Jeff Miller led off the bottom of the first with a triple, and Kosturos drove him in with a homerun to left field.

The Gray squad answered in the top of the third when Grant Alexander scored Adrian Valdez with a single.

Crimson then added an insurance run in the bottom of the fourth. Nick Hall led the inning off with a double and Zach McAngus moved him to third with a ground ball to second, Travis Webb plated him with a sacrifice fly to centerfield.

The Gray squad looked like they were going to break the game open in the fifth when they loaded the bases with nobody out, but squandered the golden opportunity. Dane Renkert pitched out of the jam by getting a ground-out to third, a pop-up to third and a ground ball back to the mound, allowing no runs. Brad Selinger struck out two batters in the seventh-inning to get the save.

Crimson skipper Travis Jewett said, 'Dane's ability to get us out of the bases-loaded jam in the fifth inning was the key point in the game. It allowed us to maintain momentum and turn the ball over to Seli to slam the door.'

Cougar Head Baseball Coach Don Marbut said, 'I was really impressed with the play of both teams, the highlight of the night was Dane Renkert's pitching out of the bases loaded jam. Hopefully we can expect those same types of performances out of Dane in the upcoming season.'

The series will continue tonight with first pitch scheduled for 6:30 pm at Bailey-Brayton Field.

Crimson and Gray World SeriesGray at CrimsonSeptember 27, 2004 at Bailey-Brayton Field

Gray 1 (0-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO HBPKaeo Rubin rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 1Scott Suttmeier 3b 3 0 1 0 0 1 0Jay Miller lf 1 0 1 0 0 0 0Grant Alexander lf 3 0 2 1 0 0 0Jimmy Murphy 1b 3 0 0 0 1 2 0Zach Franklin c 3 0 1 0 0 0 1Garrett Kimbral cf 3 0 0 0 0 1 0Trent Smith dh 3 0 0 0 0 1 0Justin McClure ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 0Adrian Valdez 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 Totals 28 1 8 1 1 5 2

Crimson 3 (1-0)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO HBPJeff Miller 2b 3 1 1 0 0 0 0Zach Kosturos lf 3 1 1 2 0 1 0Jason Freeman cf 2 0 1 0 1 0 0Brady Everett c 3 0 0 0 0 0 0Nick Hall 1b 3 1 1 0 0 0 0Zach McAngus 3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 0Travis Webb rf 2 0 0 1 0 0 0Matt Thomas ss 2 0 0 0 0 2 0Brandon Hill dh 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 Totals 23 3 5 3 1 4 0

Score by Innings R H EGray 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 8 1Crimson 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 5 1

E- Thomas; Jayson Miller 2B- Hall, Alexander 3B- Jeff MillerHR- Kosturos

Gray IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HRWillis (L) 4 5 3 3 0 3 1 1 1Miller 1.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0Dingwall .2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Crimson IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HRDaman (W) 4 5 1 1 0 3 0 0 0Renkert 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0Selinger (S) 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0

Win-Daman Loss-Willis Save-Selinger

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