Team black clinches series win over team gold in Fall World Series

Team black clinches series win over team gold in Fall World Series

Chelsea Roemer, 23 Sports

Sunday, October 23–

The Missouri baseball team is playing its annual Fall World Series, pitting the black and gold teams against each other in a series of scrimmages. The black team came out on top 16-3 to take a 4-1 series lead.

The black team jumped on the gold team early, scoring five runs in both the first and second innings to take a 10-0 lead.

The black team’s Liam Carter pitched three innings out of the bullpen. Carter was a key factor, striking out four batters and giving up no hits. Third baseman Trey Harris led the offense for the black team. Harris contributed three singles, two RBI, a walk, three runs scored and two stolen bases. He continued to shine on the field, ending the sixth inning with a barehanded play on a ball hit down the third base line. A second key player for the black team’s offense was left fielder Johnny Balsamo. Balsamo had two ground rule doubles in the second inning. The black team’s five through eight hitters also contributed, as each recorded at least two RBI to help secure the win.

The gold team loaded the bases in the bottom of the third and got two runs on the board with an A.J. Lewis RBI single. Overall, it would be the black team’s pitching that would defeat the gold team as pitchers Cole Bartlett, Carter and Josh Konecek held the gold team to three runs on only five hits.

Game six of the Fall World Series will be played on October 27 at Taylor Stadium. The first pitch is set for 3 p.m. as the gold team is looking to improve their record on the series and defeat the black team.