Oct. 22, 2011
ATHENS, Ohio - The Green and White Teams treated fans to a combined 26 runs in game two of the fall series Friday evening at Bob Wren Stadium as the two teams played to a 13-13 tie.
The Green team jumped out to an early 6-0 lead after plated six runs in the top half of the first inning. Sophomore catcher Kyle Dean (Athens, Ohio) and freshman first baseman Jake Madsen (Cincinnati, Ohio) highlighted the frame for the Green as both players drove in a pair of runs.
The White team got on the board in the bottom half of the third as freshman Nicholas Plys (Parma, Ohio) scored on a sacrifice fly by junior outfielder Zach Ross (Lincoln Park, Mich.).
One inning later, the White squad loaded the bases with no outs and would go on to cut the Green's lead to one at 6-5 thanks to RBI by freshman outfielder Brice Nikithser (Pittsburgh, Pa.), freshman infielder Logan Cozart (New Philadelphia, Ohio) and Plys.
In the bottom half of the fifth the White evened the score at six apiece thanks to a double to left field by redshirt freshman catcher Joseph Sekula (Warren, Ohio).
The Green reclaimed the lead at 11-6 after sixth and a half innings after it scored two runs in the sixth and three in the in the top half of the seventh. The White team fought right back in the bottom half of the frame and took the lead for the first time at 12-11 thanks to a grand slam by senior outfielder Jensen Painter (Willshire, Ohio).
In the top of the eighth, the Green added two more runs to re-claim the lead at 13-12. Sophomore infielder Garrett Black (Lima, Ohio) came around to score following an RBI single to center field by junior Seth Streich (Ridgeway, Pa.).
In the bottom of ninth, Painter drove in the game-tying run with two outs, which scored senior outfielder Ethan Newton (Norfolk, Va.) from third.
Pitchers Andy Bean (Columbus, Ohio), J.J. Prock (Cleveland, Ohio) and Shane Henkle (Irwin, Pa.) all saw time on the mound for the White, while Sean Kennedy (Columbus, Ohio), Scott White (Springboro, Ohio) and Tyler Stage (Grove City, Ohio) all took the hill for the Green.
The two teams return to the field Saturday afternoon inside Wren Stadium. The third and final game of the Green and White Series is set to begin at 1 p.m.