Nathalie Jones, 23 Sports

October 28—

The sixth and final game of the Fall World Series wrapped up as Team Black won against Team Gold 13-2.

Team Black seemed to have an early advantage in the series, as the team featured some of Mizzou’s best players including Brian Sharp and Trey Harris. Sharp started off the game well for Team Black, as he got them on the board with a solo home run to centerfield. Harris led Black in the second inning with a double, bringing in Connor Brumfield to set Team Black to a 2-0 advantage.

The score was evened up when the Gold Team scored on a passed ball. They put two more runners on base but could not follow through when AJ Lewis struck out.

For the rest of the game the spotlight was on the black team as they racked up the score. Matt Berler hammered home a hit to left, breaking the previous tie. The score blew up from there, with Team Black bringing in three more runs in the sixth from Berler and Alex Samples, bringing the score to 6-2. Coming into the seventh inning Brumfield tacked on another RBI when he brought in Harris. The eighth and ninth inning turned the game into a complete blowout, when four more runners were brought in.

In addition to a good night at bat for Team Black, pitcher Bryce Montes De Oca pitched a near perfect three innings, allowing only one hit and a single run. Relief pitchers Cole Bartlett and Cameron Dulles pitched great nights as well, as Barlett pitched a perfect eighth inning and Dulle allowed no hits in the ninth. Overall Team Black only allowed three runners on the night.

The Tigers won’t play again until Feb. 17, when they play Eastern Michigan University in Fort Myers, Florida, at 2 p.m.