Red Bulls Claim Game One of Fall World Series in Dramatic Fashion

Nov. 3, 2017

RUSTON, La. – Trailing 6-3, heading into the bottom of the ninth, the situation looked grim for the Red Bulls in game one of Louisiana Tech Baseball’s Fall World Series. However, a series of patient at-bats drew the bases loaded with no outs. An infield hit, a walk and a hit batter later and pinch-hitter Brandon Talley drove a no-doubt grand slam deep into right field, giving the Red Bulls the dramatic 10-6 triumph over the Blue Dogs.

Box Score

Both teams saw plenty of impressive offensive performances as four players notched multi-RBI efforts.

Blue Dogs catcher Chris Clayton got the game started off with a bang as he lifted a deep home run to center off the Red Bulls’ starter Matt Miller, who went four innings, allowing just two runs.

In the third, the Blue Dogs struck again, as Mason Robinson doubled home Seth White, pushing the Dogs’ lead to 2-0.

However, the Red Bulls would tie the game in the bottom of the inning, as an RBI groundout from Parker Bates scored Taylor Young, and an RBI single from Cole Warken would knot things up at two apiece.

In the sixth, the Blue Dogs seemingly blew the game open, notching three runs on four hits in the inning.

The Dogs would maintain their 6-3 lead up until the ninth inning when the Red Bull offense came alive against the Blue Dogs’ bullpen.

Cameron Parikh led things off with a single followed by a Young walk. Mason Mallard then singled, loading the bases with no outs. A Parker Bates hit-by-pitch scored a run, as did an ensuing single from Warken. Another hit-by-pitch brought home the tying run, as Jonathan Parker gladly took one for the team, bringing up Talley, whose jolt sent the Bulls home as game-one winners.

The teams return to action tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. for game two of the Fall World Series. All games are played at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park and admission is free to all contests.

 

 

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