Blue takes a 3-1 lead in 10th annual Blue/Gold World Series after 7-4 win in game four
Derek Trent
Derek Trent

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 8, 2008) - The Blue team took a 3-1 lead in the 10th annual Blue/Gold World Series Wednesday afternoon defeating the Gold squad 7-4 at Cardinal Park.

 

Taylor Gouffon (Knoxville, Tenn.) pitched five innings for the Blue, allowing four runs on seven hits and striking out two in the win.

 

In the bottom of the first, Paul Hoilman (Johnson City, Tenn.) blasted a two-run home run over the right field fence to give the Blue squad an early 2-0 lead. Troy Mendez (Roswell, Ga.) added to lead in the bottom of the second as he drove in Cory Betterson (Lithonia, Ga.) on a grounder to first to make the score 3-0 Blue.

 

Senior Chris Rankhorn (Gallatin, Tenn.) got the Gold team on the board in the top of the third as he singled to center scoring Jacob Fabry (Chattanooga, Tenn.) from second to cut the Blue advantage to 3-1. Later in the inning, Chas Byrne (Johnson City, Tenn.) doubled to left center bringing in Danny Petro (Atlanta, Ga.) to bring the Gold team within a run, 3-2.

 

Petro kept the Gold scoring going in the top of the fourth when he launched a two-run blast of his own over the left field fence to put the Gold team in front, 4-3. The lead would be short lived though, as Derek Trent (Kingsport, Tenn.) touched-them-all in the bottom half of the inning hitting a grand slam over the fence in right to give the Blue team a 7-4 lead after four.

 

Ty Sarchet (Honolulu, Hawaii) and Dustin Plumlee (Powell, Tenn.) combined to throw two scoreless innings for the Blue team as they held on to win their third straight in the series.

 

Offensively, Byrne led the Gold team with three hits including two doubles, while Hoilman and Betterson each had two hits for the Blue squad.

 

Game five of the series is scheduled for Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at Cardinal Park. Please visit www.ETSUBucs.com for more information on ETSU baseball or any other Buccaneer athletic team.

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
MTEN ETSU 4 Spartanburg, S.C.
Mar 22 Wofford 1
SB ETSU 0 6
Mar 22 Western Carolina 8
WGOLF Briar's Creek Invitational John's Island, S.C.
Mar 23 15th of 17
SB ETSU 0 5
Mar 24 Tennessee 10
BB ETSU 4 10
Mar 24 Radford 7
BB ETSU 3 Blacksburg, Va.
Mar 25 Virginia Tech 8
WTRACK Raleigh Relays Raleigh, N.C.
Mar 27 Results
MTRACK Raleigh Relays Raleigh, N.C.
Mar 27 Results
MTEN UNC Wilmington 1 Johnson City, Tenn.
Mar 27 ETSU 4
BB UNC-Greensboro 8 Johnson City, Tenn.
Mar 27 ETSU 6
MTRACK Raleigh Relays Raleigh, N.C.
Mar 28 Results
WTRACK Raleigh Relays Raleigh, N.C.
Mar 28 Results
BB UNC-Greensboro 7 Johnson City, Tenn.
Mar 28 ETSU 5
SB Chattanooga 11 6
Mar 28 ETSU 0
WTEN Mercer 0 Bristol, Tenn.
Mar 29 ETSU 7
MTEN Samford 2 Johnson City, Tenn.
Mar 29 ETSU 5
SB Chattanooga 5 Johnson City, Tenn.
Mar 29 ETSU 2
BB UNC-Greensboro 3 Johnson City, Tenn.
Mar 29 ETSU 5