Nov. 2, 2011
RUSTON - Nathan Chambers pitched a two-hit gem as the Grey team defeated the Black team 4-1 in game three of Louisiana Tech's Fall World Series Wednesday night at J.C. Love Field.
Chambers allowed two hits and one run in five innings for the Grey team, giving up a home run to Sam Alvis in the bottom of the fifth. Caleb Dudley pitched a perfect seventh to record the first save of the series.
Tyler Qualls and Stephen Gandy each singled to lead off the top of the second inning for Grey. Kyle Arnsberg grounded out to second for the first out, moving the runners over. Qualls scored on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Kody Neel, giving Grey a 1-0 lead.
The Grey team scored three more runs in the top of the fifth inning off of four singles. Designated hitter Arnsberg and right fielder Neel each singled to lead off the fifth. Jacob Stockton flied out to right for the first out. Leadoff hitter Taylor Terrasas walked to load the bases for the Grey team. After second basemen Austin Hedges struck out looking for the second out, captain Alex Williams hit a clutch two-run single to give the Grey team a three-run lead.
Cleanup hitter Ryan Jones walked to load the bases for the Grey again. Qualls singled to center, scoring one for a four run cushion.
The Black team cut the lead to three when Alvis homered to deep center in the bottom of the inning.
Arnsberg, Qualls and Williams led the Grey team with two hits apiece. Ryan Gebhardt led the Black team with two singles.
The Grey team's pitchers have posted a 1.29 ERA throughout the series, holding the Black team to a .182 batting average.
Game four is scheduled for Friday night at 6 p.m. at J.C. Love Field.