Gold Posts Second Straight Shutout of Black, 5-0, in Game 2

Oct. 15, 2007

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Gold took a two games to none lead with its second straight shutout of Black, 5-0, in Game 2 of the 2007 Black and Gold World Series Sunday afternoon at Hooks Stadium.

Mark Adzick, Joel Ernst, Brandon Johnson and Brad Kledzik combined to hold Black to just three hits over seven innings. Gold has now held Black scoreless for 14 straight innings after picking up a 2-0 win in Game 1.

Adzick went three innings for the win, not allowing a hit while striking out three and walking two.

Ernst pitched two innings of scoreless relief, allowing three hits with a strikeout and a walk.

Johnson and Kledzik each pitched an inning with neither allowing a base hit. Johnson struck out one in the sixth, while Kledzik struck out one and walked one in the seventh.

Brett Linnenkohl and Andy Goff had two hits apiece, Weldon Woodall hit a solo home run and Ryan Semeniuk turned in a pair of RBIs to lead the Gold offense.

The game was scoreless until Gold pushed a run across off Black starter Matt Hammond in the fourth. Evan Ocheltree singled, stole second and then scored on Semeniuk's single.

Gold added another run in the fifth, this one coming off reliever Eli Robins. Linnenkohl hit a one-out single and later scored on Mike Murray's two-out base hit.



Alex Wiesner relieved Robins to start the sixth and was promptly greeted by Woodall's lead off home run. Gold was not done, scoring one more in the frame. Courtney Morgan drew a one-out walk and then moved to second on a passed ball. Linnenkohl brought him home with a two-out single to push Gold's lead to 4-0.

Gold added another insurance run in the top of the seventh. Ocheltree reached on a lead-off walk and then stole second. Semeniuk drove in his second run of the day with a sacrifice fly to center.

Hammond took the loss for Black despite allowing just one run on three hits in four innings of work. Hammond struck out five and walked three.

Robins pitched an inning of relief for Black and surrendered one run on two hits.

Wiesner gave up three runs on four hits with two strikeouts and three walks in two innings of work on the Black side.

Nathan Frazier, Tyler Smith and Steven Brooks each recorded a hit for the Black.

On the Gold side, Linnenkohl was 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI, while Goff finished 2-for-4 with a double. Semeniuk had two RBIs, and Ocheltree stole a pair of bases. Allan Dykstra also went 1-for-2 with two walks.

Game 3 of the Black & Gold World Series gets underway on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 3:30 p.m. The start time for Friday's Game 5 has been pushed forward to 12:30 p.m. Game 4 will remain as scheduled on Thursday at 4 p.m. All games are played at Hooks Stadium.

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