Team Gold Fall Talent Show Series Champions

The Fall Talent Show Series came down to the final game with the Gold Team coming away Champions. Both teams split the DH to even the series 2-2 and Team Gold won the 3 inning winner take all international rule game 5.

Gold 7 - Black 3 (8 innings)

In the opener, Team Gold plated 4 runs in the top of the 8th inning to blow open a tie game. Peyton Johnson (Louisville, KY) picked up the win after tossing 1.1 innings. He allowed a run on 2 hits. Austin Willis-Greene (Manhattan, NY) tossed a scoreless 8th the seal the win. Starter Marcos Martinez (Pico Rivera, Calif.) took the no decision after tossing 5.2 innings. He allowed 2 runs on 3 hits.

Cody Houk (Greensburg, KY) led Team Gold by going 2-4 with a triple, 2 RBI's and 2 runs. Oscar Heredia (Tao Baja, PR) went 2-5 with 2 runs and a double. Drew Kissel (Jeffersonville, IN) doubled and Colston Hyde (Trenton, KY) added 2 RBI's.

For Team Black, Daniel Lerma (Oxnard, Calif.) started in the no decision. He went 6 innings, allowing 3 runs on 6 hits. Trenton Parrett (Glendale, KY) suffered the loss, tossing 1.2 innings and allowing 4 runs on 2 hits. Carlos Cespedes (Santo Domingo, DR) went 2-3 with a run and a double. Chance Bodine (Bardstown, KY) doubled home a run and Tyler Devine (Harrodsburg, KY) doubled and scored a run.

Black  9 - Gold 6

Team Black answered back with a 15 hit attack to even the series. Evan Smith (Jacksonville, FL) led the way, going 3-5 with 4 RBI's and a homerun. Josh Wenning (Palmyra, IN) went 3-3 with a run and 3 RBI's. Tyler Devine went 2-4 with a double and RBI and Koy Lindsey (Hodgenville, KY) added a 2-4 game.

James Davenport (Louisville, KY) picked up the win, hurling 5 innings. He allowed 4 runs (2 earned) on 3 hits. He tallied 6 punch outs. Nathan Getzin (Louisville, KY) picked up the save, tossing 1.2 innings. He allowed a run on 2 hits.

Team Gold starter Austin Willis-Greene suffered the loss after going 1.1 innings. He allowed 3 runs on 4 hits. Dylan Manley (Frankfort, KY) tossed 2 innings, allowing 3 runs on 4 hits. Derek Jones (Mt. Washington, KY) went 2.1 innings, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits. Alex Knowles (Huntington Beach, Calif.) tossed 1 inning and got out of a bases loaded - no out jam.

Cody Houk again led the Gold Team, going 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI's. Joe Lynch (Lexington, KY) went 1-1 with a double and 3 runs scored. Reid Battles (Denton, TX) had a solo homerun.

Gold 7 - Black 3 (International Rule, 3 innings)

With the sun setting, the Championship game went to a 3 inning, International Rule contest. Each half inning started with a runner at 2nd and one out. Team Gold took advantage of its opportunities, plating 4 runs in the top of the 3rd inning to take the 'ship. Conner Lindsay (Nicholasville, KY) took the win, allowing 3 runs in 3 innings on 3 hits. Nathan Getzin suffered the loss.

Santiago Arce (Chula Vista, Calif.) led the Gold squad, going 2-2 with a double, a run and 2 RBI's. Oscar Heredia added a 1-1 game with 2 RBI's and 2 runs. Reid Battles added a RBI double.

For the Black squad, Steven Husband (Louisville, KY) had a 2 RBI single while Chance Bodine and Josh Wenning both added a singles.

With the fall coming to an end, Team Black will perform a Talent Show for the winning team and whoever else decides to show up. A date and time will be announced at a later date.

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