Black Sweeps Gold in Black & Gold World Series
Dec. 11, 2012
By Steven Wright, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@SIDeacons)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Black completed the four-game sweep of Gold in Wake Forest's annual Black & Gold World Series by winning both Games 3 and 4 by a score of 3-2 over the weekend at Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Park.
Black needed a run in the bottom of the 10th inning of Game 3 to clinch the series and never trailed in Game 4 after going up 2-0 in the top of the first inning.
With the score tied at 2-2 in the bottom of the 10th inning in Game 3, Kevin Jordan walked to lead off. Brett Armour laid down a sacrifice bunt to advance Jordan to second before Jimmy Redovian reached on an error that allowed Jordan to come around and score.
Nate Jones captured the Game 3 win by firing 3.0 innings of scoreless relief. Jones struck out three batters and allowed just one hit in his outing.
Evan Stephens and Matt Conway each picked up two hits for the Black Team in Game 3, while Conway recorded the only RBI. Conor Keniry led the Gold Team by going 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored. Charlie Morgan also had an RBI for Gold.
Black then scored a pair of runs in Game 4 before an out had been recorded in the contest. Stephens led off the game with a double and Mark Rhine followed up with a two-run homer to left center to put the Black Team up 2-0.
Garrett Kelly cut the deficit in half for Gold in the bottom of the third with a leadoff solo home run, but his team was never able to tie the game.
Jake Maziar turned in an RBI double to score Armour in the top of the sixth for Black to make the score 3-1. Gold answered with an unearned run in the bottom of the innings, but 3-2 is how the game would finish.
Niko Spezial earned the win in his start for Black, going 4.0 innings, recording four strikeouts and allowing just one earned run. Mark McCoy pitched the final 2.0 innings and struck out a batter to earn the save.
Stephens, Rhine and Kevin Conway all collected two hits in Game 4 for Black, while Grant Shamble was the only player for Gold to record a pair of hits.
The Demon Deacons will focus on final exams this week before heading to the Dominican Republic for a week on Sunday.