The Gray team, coached by assistant coach Jeff Thomas, has taken a 2-0 lead over the Blue in Butler's intrasquad World Series. Also, the Bulldogs have just reached agreements to play some recent national championship teams.
Here is a recap of game one:
Coach Jeff Thomas' Gray team pulled out an extra inning 9-6 victory over coach Eric Storey's Blue squad on Friday (Oct. 1) at Bulldog Park. Butler All-American volleyball player Jessica Wolfe threw out the first pitch in pre-game ceremonies.
After building a 5-0 in the early innings, the gray team let the Blue back in the game by allowing five runs in the middle innings. The Blue went up 6-5 late in the game before freshman Zach Sizemore's RBI single tied the game at 6-6. In the extra inning, junior Mike Hoscheit came home on senior Grant Fillipitch's RBI double. Sophomore Pat Gelwicks and newcomer transfer Lucas Calderon followed up with RBI singles.
For the Gray, freshman Marcos Calderon had 3 hits. Junior Nick Hladek, Hoscheit, Gelwicks and sophomore Brian Joe each had two hits. For the blue team, seniors Corey Moylan and Mike Letzter had multi-hit games.
Sophomore Billy Laing got the win while junior transfer Brad Schnitzer took the loss.
Game 2 recap:
A couple of defensive miscues led to some unearned runs in a 3-0 shutout win for the Blue in Game 2 on Saturday (Oct. 2) at Bulldog Park. Blue team pitchers Dom Silvestri, Jeff Gunter and Kyle Kramp limited Gray team hitters to just three hits on the day. The winning team had no errors.
Gray team pitchers Jordan Goldschmidt and Jared Earle were equally effective, also giving up only three hits but two walks and three errors were too much to overcome for the Gray. Senior outfielder Corey Moylan's double to right-center field was the only extra base hit in the game played with wood bats.
Game 3 will be played Wednesday, Oct. 6 under the lights in Noblesville.
SCHEDULING NOTES: Butler will play a recent national champion. Head coach Steve Farley said the Bulldogs will play at 2008 College World Series winner Fresno State in 2012.