Purple Edges Gold, 5-4, To Knot Fall World Series

Oct. 22, 2008

SEATTLE - The Purple team tied the annual Husky baseball 'Fall World Series' at two wins apiece Tuesday, beating the Gold squad, 5-4, in game four.

Down 4-2, the Purple posted three runs in the fifth to take the lead for good. Senior Ryan Scott led off the fifth with a solo homer. Later, after Jarett Jackson doubled and Cody Ryckman walked, Brendan Gardner-Young doubled to drive in Jackson with the tying run. Ryckman then scored on a wild pitch, putting the Purple team on top.

Earlier, Rife drove in a run in the first with a double and, in the second, sent home Jackson with a sacrifice fly.

All four runs for the Gold team came in the fourth. Freshman Caleb Brown belted a three-run homer to move the Gold in front, 3-2. After the homer, Aaron Russell singled and moved to third on a stolen base and an error before scoring on a sacrifice fly from Sean Meehan.

Reliever Adrian Gomez worked a 1-2-3 fifth inning for the victory, coming on in place of starter Andrew Kittredge, who worked the first four. Closer Brian Pearl allowed only a walk over the final two for the save.

Gold reliever Ben Guidos suffered the loss in relief of starter Forrest Snow.

The series, and the fall practice season, come to an end Thursday with a deciding game five. Game time has been moved to 5:00 p.m. Thursday. Fans are welcome to attend and admission is free.

Box ScoreUW Baseball Fall World SeriesGame Four -- Oct. 21, 2008Purple 5, Gold 4

Gold ab r h bi Purple ab r h biCherry, 2b 3 1 1 0 Gardner-Yng, cf 1 1 1 1Rankin, c 2 1 1 0 Rife, lf 2 0 2 2C. Brown, dh 3 1 1 3 Conley, rf 2 0 0 0Rasmussen, lf 3 0 0 0 T. Scott, 1b 3 0 0 0Russell, 3b 3 1 1 0 Pollard, 2b 3 0 0 0Meehan, cf 1 0 0 1 Bentrott, ss 1 0 0 0Bethel, ss 3 0 0 0 R. Scott, dh 2 1 1 1Komstadius, 1b 2 0 0 0 Clem, dh 3 0 0 0McGuire, dh 2 0 0 0 Jackson, 3b 2 2 1 0Gunn, rf 2 0 0 0 Ryckman, c 0 1 0 0Totals 24 4 4 4 Totals 19 5 5 4

Gold 000 400 0 -- 4 4 0Purple 101 030 x -- 5 5 1

2B - Rife, Jackson, Gardner-Young. HR - C. Brown, R. Scott.SB - Russell, Bentrott. SF - Meehan, Rife. HBP - Jackson,Ryckman.

Gold IP H R ER BB SOSnow 4.0 1 2 2 3 2Guidos, L 2.0 4 3 3 4 1

Purple IP H R ER BB SOKittredge 4.0 4 4 4 1 4Gomez, W 1.0 0 0 0 0 1Pearl, S 2.0 0 0 0 1 2

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