NEWBERRY - The Gray team took the first game of the annual Newberry College Fall World Series by an 11-1 route over the Scarlet team at the Smith Road Complex on Tuesday night.
The starting pitching matchup for both teams started as advertised. Zack Kelly went 4.0 scoreless innings while only allowing four hits. Daniel Nations was phenomenal through 3.0 scoreless innings but allowing a big homerun in the 4th.
The Scarlet team loaded the bases against Zack Kelly in the 2nd inning with no one out but Kelly found a way to get out of it giving up zero runs.
The Gray team opened the 4th inning scoring two runs on a towering homerun to right center field by Junior Treyjon Smith.
The Scarlet team answered with a run of their own in bottom of the 5th by a Danton Hyman double off the right field wall.
The Gray team then answered again by plating five runs in the top of the 6th by a couple singles, an error, and a three run homerun by Derek Olenchuk.
The Gray team overpowered the Scarlet team with solid pitching, successful small ball, and two long homeruns. The Scarlet team will look to bounce back in Game Two.
Zack Kelly picked up the win. Daniel Nations was tagged with the loss.
The Scarlet team answered in game two with a blowout win 13-2.
The Gray team had a hard time finding the strike zone all night and the Scarlet team continued to make them pay for it.
Star of the night was Danton Hyman taking a no hitter into the 5th inning and also hitting a long homerun to right field.
Danton Hyman picked up the win and Mike Delee was tagged with the loss.
The Scarlet team wins the 2015 Fall World Series by a score of 7-4. After losing game one, the Scarlet team fought back to sweep the last two games behind strong pitching and timely hitting.
Speed for the Scarlet team put pressure on the Gray team all day, forcing four errors and ultimately deciding the outcome of the championship.
After the Scarlet team put up three runs in the 2nd and two in the 4th, the Gray team would answer with two in the bottom of the 4th by big hits from Nolan Schrenker and Trejon Smith.
The Gray team strung some back-to-back doubles and a single to score two more runs in the bottom of the 6th to make a 6-4 game. At this point the Gray team looked to have all the momentum heading into the last three innings.
The Scarlet team would end the threat with a big time blast from senior and captain Jojo Bradley off the right centerfield light pole making the final score 7-4.
Charlie Fessler picked up the win and Marshal Rentz was tagged with the loss.