Blue Wins Orange and Blue World Series
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Blue Team captured the 2007 Orange and Blue World Series with a 2-0 win over the Orange Team in Game 7 Tuesday night at Davenport Field. Pat McAnaney (Syracuse, N.Y.), Michael Schwimer (Alexandria, Va.) and Jake Rule (Waynesboro, Va.) combined on a five-hit shutout to lead the Blue Team to the clinching win in the series. Schwimer, after pitching 8 2/3 scoreless innings in five outings, earned series Most Valuable Player honors.
McAnaney earned the win after pitching five innings in his start for the Blue, while Rule notched the save. Neal Davis (Baltimore, Md.) took the loss for the Orange, but he and reliever Jake Cowan (Roswell, Ga.) threw well, allowing a combined two runs, 10 hits and three walks while striking out six.
The Blue cracked the scoring column in the third inning on a Phil Gosselin (West Chester, Pa.) single to plate Corey Hunt (Charlottesville, Va.). They added an insurance run in the sixth inning on a John Barr (Ivyland, Pa.) sacrifice fly.
Gosselin, Tyler Cannon (Pigeon Forge, Tenn.) and Dan Grovatt (Tabernacle, N.J.) each had two hits for the Blue. Grovatt led the team in hitting in the series with a .435 average (10-for-23). The Orange team’s David Adams (Margate, Fla.) finished as the series’ overall leading hitter, going .500 (12-for-24).