Six-Run Eighth Inning Lifts Orange to Series Win, 7-1
Oct. 14, 2006
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – – Sophomore shortstop Greg Miclat scored two runs and finished 2-for-4 with an RBI and Orange used a six-run eighth inning to win the fourth annual Orange-Blue World Series, 7-1, Saturday morning at Davenport Field. Casey Lambert registered his second win of the series in relief.
“We ended fall ball with a great third game of our Orange-Blue series,” UVa head coach Brian O’Connor said. “Both teams played hard. We saw some really good pitching and defense this entire series. The bats came alive today, which allowed Orange to pick up a big win.”
Miclat was named the series’ most valuable player. He hit .400 going 4-for-10 with two runs and an RBI. He also had two stolen bases, four putouts and 13 assists. Brandon Guyer went 1-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs. Freshman lefty Neal Davis started for Orange. He scattered four hits over five shutout innings and struck out three batters. Robert Poutier tossed two innings allowing one run on three hits. Lambert pitched the final two innings and recorded one strikeout.
Sean Doolittle and David Adams both led Blue each going 2-for-4. Left fielder Greg Lamp was 2-for-3. Andrew Carraway started for Blue on the mound. He had four strikeouts in five innings and allowed one run on one hit. Jeff Lorick took the loss for Blue as he surrendered three runs on three hits in 2 2/3 innings.
Orange broke the 1-1 tie in the top of eighth. With one out, Tyler Cannon doubled to left center. Beau Seabury’s RBI single to right center scored Cannon putting Orange ahead, 2-1. With two outs, Justin Armistead singled to center field putting two runners on. Miclat drove in Seabury to make it, 3-1. Mike Mitchell followed with an RBI single up the middle putting Orange ahead, 4-1. Guyer followed with an RBI single of his own pushing it to, 5-1. Two more runs came across on a two-base error which allowed Mitchell and Guyer to score for the final, 7-1.
Blue tied the game in the bottom of the sixth. Corey Hunt doubled to right center with one out. Doolittle drove in Hunt tying the game, 1-1.
Orange took the early lead in the top of the fourth when Miclat led off with double to left center. He moved to third on a groundout by Mitchell and scored on Guyer’s sacrifice fly to left field.
Doolittle led Blue in the series as he hit .500 (5-for-10) with a run and two RBIs. Adams and Brandon Marsh each hit .333 for Blue. Blue pitchers posted a 2.45 ERA with 22 strikeouts in 22 innings. Orange pitchers combined for a 1.23 ERA with 15 strikeouts in 22 innings. Guyer finished the series hitting .375 (3-for-8) with two runs and two RBIs. He had three stolen bases.