FAYETTEVILLE – The White team overcame a three-run deficit and rallied for a 7-6 win to sweep the second five-game Red-White series on Sunday afternoon at Baum Stadium.
With the victory, White won both five-game Red-White series. White won the first series three games to one and was victorious in all three games of the second series.
White trailed 6-3 after four innings, but started its comeback in the fifth with a run on an infield RBI single from Bobby Wernes. White tied the game with two runs in the top of the sixth with both runs scoring via wild pitch. A run in the seventh gave White the lead for good as Blake Baxendale
singled with two outs to score Clark Eagan.
Red put a runner on third with one out in the bottom of the eighth, but Trey Killian
induced a groundout to second by Tre Edwards and a groundout to short by Carson Shaddy to end the game and keep White in front. Jalen Beeks
worked a perfect ninth inning to seal the victory.
Baxendale, Alex Gosser and Terry Tatum
each had two hits to lead White offensively. Baxendale and Gosser each drove in a run as well. Matt Brown, Edwards and Brett McAfee
had two hits for the Red team. Brown drove in two runs, while Shaddy also added two RBI.
Lance Phillips earned the win for White, striking out three in 2.2 scoreless innings. Michael Gunn
took the loss for Red after allowing a run on two hits in 1.2 innings. Beeks recorded the save with two strikeouts in the ninth inning.
White grabbed a 3-0 lead after the first two innings, scoring once in the first and twice in the second. An RBI single by Eagan brought home the first run of the game in the first. In the second, Gosser singled to center to score one run with the second run scoring on an error.
Red responded with a six-run uprising in the bottom of the third. The first run scored after a White team error and Red cut the lead to 3-2 on a RBI infield single by McAfee. Brown gave the Red team the lead with a two-run single down the left field line to make the score 4-3. Shaddy drove home the final two runs of the inning with a two-run double down the right field line.
The six runs in the third would be all the Red team would score as White scored the final four runs of the game to claim a 7-6 comeback victory.
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