The second game of the
annual Hatters Series was a pitching duel for the first five innings, but the
Green Team pulled away to tie the series at one game apiece with a 6-2 victory.
Senior right-hander Kurt
Schluter and sophomore right-hander Josh Powers were both impressive in their
respective starting roles. Schluter
surrendered just one earned run on one hit and two walks, while striking out
four in three innings of work for the Green Team.
Powers matched Schluter
with one earned run on one hit and two walks, while striking out five in four
innings of work for the White Team.
Redshirt freshman Tyler Warmoth relieved Schluter and picked up the win
with four scoreless innings. Warmoth
missed barrels and induced the White hitters into weak contact all day.
Offensively the Green
Team was led by senior outfielder James Rasmussen, who had two hits and a run
scored. He delivered the big blow in the
seventh inning with a bases-clearing, three-RBI double to right center, which
opened the lead to the 6-2 final score.
Freshman catcher and right fielder Frankie Romano was also productive at
the plate going two-for-three with a run scored.
Josh Thorne took the loss for the White Team despite striking out the side in
his first inning of work in the fifth.
The lone offensive highlight for the White Team was a leadoff double in
the second by freshman catcher Buck McCarthy, which led to their first run of
the ball game.
The rubber game of the
Hatter Series was played at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday and was a nine inning
contest. Come back to GoHatters.com for
a recap of the final contest.