Gray Takes 2-0 Lead in Series with 5-3 Win Over Scarlet
Oct. 15, 2011
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Gray scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth to pick up a 5-3 come-from-behind win over Scarlet in Game 2 of the Scarlet & Gray World Series Saturday afternoon at Bill Davis Stadium. With the victory, Gray now has a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series.
Scarlet jumped out to the early 1-0 lead in the top of the first when David Corna singled to left with two down and was driven in on an RBI double down the left field line by Brad Hutton. Gray then came back to tie it in the bottom of the second when Ryan Wonders’ two out single to left drove in Brad Hallberg, who had led off the inning with a double to right-center.
Scarlet responded with two unearned runs against Brad Goldberg in the top of the third to take a 3-1 lead. Joe Ciamacco reached on a bunt single to lead off the inning and later scored on a wild pitch. Aaron Gretz followed when he reached on an error and scored on an infield single by Ross Oltorik.
However, Gray answered back with one in the bottom of the frame to cut the Scarlet advantage to 3-2 when Greg Solomon’s one-out double to left-center drove in Mike Carroll, who had singled and stole second.
Gray threatened again in the bottom of the fourth when Tim Wetzel tripled to right-center with two down but reliever Andrew Armstrong struck out Carroll to end the threat. The home team then knotted the score at 3 in the bottom of the fifth when Solomon doubled to left-center and later scored on an RBI single up the middle by Patrick Porter.
Gray then took the lead in the bottom of the sixth on a two-run error with two down. After a walk, a sacrifice bunt, an intentional walk and a groundout put runners on second and third with two down, Solomon hit a high fly ball to deep center but the wind wreaked havoc with Ciamacco and the junior was unable to make the play.
Solomon was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles for Gray while Brad Hutton and Oltorik each had a pair of hits, including a double, for Scarlet.
Game 3 of the series is slated for 6 p.m. Wednesday at Bill Davis Stadium. Admission is free.
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