The Green Team won the
deciding game of the annual Hatter Series on Saturday with a 9-6 victory over
the White Team.
Both teams brought their
bats in the final contest of the fall, and started using them right away. White got off to a quick lead with three runs
in the top of the first, capped by senior Mitchel Brennan's two-run home run to
The Green Team quickly
answered in the bottom of the frame with back to back RBI singles from
sophomore catcher Garrett Russini and freshman third baseman Carlos
Garmendia. Freshman second baseman Kevin
Fagan then added a two-RBI single to give Green the lead.
Fagan had the big hit in
the fourth inning as well, putting the Green Team in the lead for good with a
two-RBI double down the left field line.
Other offensive highlights from the Green Team came from junior center
fielder Mike Fernland, who also had a two-RBI single in the fourth.
Fagan finished the day
three-for-five with a run scored and three RBI, while Russini went
two-for-three with a run scored and an RBI. Junior left-hander Austin Perez
picked up the win in relief of freshman Adam Schaly. Perez allowed no runs on three hits while
striking out four in three innings of work. Redshirt freshman Ben Rakus picked
up the save for Green.
The White Team outhit the
Green Team 12-10, but couldn't get the big hit late in the game. They were paced offensively by Brennan, who
ended the day two-for-three with the homer, a double and four RBI. Freshman catcher Buck McCarthy was
three-for-five with a double and an RBI. Sophomore center fielder Tanner
Blackman was three-for-six with two runs scored, and sophomore shortstop Tyler
Bocock went three-for-five with two runs scored. Senior right-hander Chad Rood
took the loss for White.
The end of the Hatter
Series marks the end of the fall practice season for the Hatters. They will be back in action this spring,
opening the 2013 campaign at home against St. Joseph's on Feb 15.