Oct. 25, 2013
RUSTON, La. - In the first game of this year's Fall World Series, the Gray team used a combination of five pitchers to shut out the Black team, 5-0, and take a 1-0 series lead Friday night at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
Junior right hander Phil Maton threw four innings of scoreless baseball, while striking out seven of the 13 batters he faced and allowing just three hits. Jared Keating, a junior left hander, came on in relief in the fifth to face a minimum of six batters in two innings of work, while not allowing a hit.
Sophomore right hander Adam Derouen started for the Black team and lasted three innings, while allowing three runs - two earned - off three hits with three strikeouts. Brennan Marque, Clark Carlisle and Mark Baughman each allowed one hit in relief, while Joshua Horton gave up two runs off two hits in the final inning.
At the plate for Gray, Stephen Gandy led all hitters with a 3-for-4 performance, while Bre'shon Kimbell was 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs batted in and two runs on the night. Third baseman Jordan Taylor also put together a 2-for-3 night at the dish, while Tyler Qualls had the final hit of the night for a total of eight hits for the Gray.
Third baseman Taylor Nichols was 2-for-4 on the night and was the lone Black team member to put together a multi-hit night at the plate. Colby Johnson and Steven Blanchard each had one hit apiece for a total of four team hits for the Black team.
The series resumes at 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon with a seven inning contest scheduled at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
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