Black Forces Game 7 with 6-1 Win over Gray Team

Nov. 2, 2013

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RUSTON, La. - The Black team scored multiple runs in three different innings to defeat Gray, 6-1, Saturday and force a Fall World Series Game 7, which is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.

Black led off the scoring in the top of the fourth after Taylor Nichols reached base on an error, followed by a two-run home run by senior Tyler Ervine over the left field fence for a 2-0 Black lead.

Another fielding error by Gray in the fifth led to two additional runs scored for the Black team for a four-run lead. Gray cut Black's lead to 4-1 in the bottom of the sixth off an RBI double to right field by Ryan Jones, but Black answered back with two more runs in the top of the seventh to force a Game 7.

Laetten Galbraith started for Black and held the Gray team scoreless in 3.2 innings of work, while giving up just three hits and striking out one batter. Clark Carlisle came on in relief in the fourth and gave up one run off two hits in two innings of relief work before Ben Carlisle came on to pitch an inning. Joshua Horton came on to get the final out in the seventh inning for the Black team.

Luke Giddens allowed two runs off two hits in three innings after getting the start on the mound for Gray. Braden Bristo relieved Giddens and gave up two runs off four hits in two innings, before Jared Keating and Hunter Layne pitched the final two innings and gave up a combined two runs off three hits.

Taylor Burch led the Black team with a 3-for-4 effort at the plate with a run batted in, while Ervine put together a 2-for-4 day with a home run and two runs scored.

Jones led at the plate for the Gray team with a 1-for-4 day with a double and RBI in the loss. Austin Ward, Tyler Qualls, Bre'shon Kimbell, Jordan Taylor and Bo Parker each had one hit apiece for the Gray team.

Game 7 will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park. Admission is free for all fans.

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