Orange Goes Extras to Take Game 5, 3-2
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Orange team used eight innings to post a 3-2 win over the Blue in Game 5 of the Orange and Blue World Series Friday evening at Davenport Field. The game was scheduled to go seven innings. The night began with the presentation of the ACC Championship/College World Series rings to the team and its staff, and a large crowd was on hand for the festivities, despite the unseasonably cool weather.
The Orange leads the second three-game series two games to none. The Blue still could win the second series based on run differential and must outscore the Orange by at least three runs Monday. Game 6 of the series will be played at 3 p.m. Monday.
Pitching dominated the evening as the offenses combined for just 13 hits. The Orange quartet of Cody Winiarski, Chad O’Connor, Neal Davis and Kevin Arico combined to hold the Blue to five hits. O’Connor pitched 4.1 innings of strong relief, allowing one earned run, three hits and three walks. Davis was credited with the win after pitching two scoreless innings, while Arico pitched a perfect eighth inning to get the save.
Shane Halley went 3-for-3 to pace the Orange offense, while Keith Werman scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning on an Aaron Stull wild pitch.
Stull took the loss after giving up a run in the eighth. Tyler Wilson gave the Blue a strong start with five innings (2 ER, 6 H, 3 BB). Corey Hunt followed with two scoreless innings. Danny Hultzen had two hits for the Blue, while Phil Gosselin added an RBI single.
Orange & Blue World Series
Game 1: Orange 7, Blue 4
Game 2: Orange 9, Blue 2
Game 3: Orange 6, Blue 5 (Orange wins first series, 3-0)
Game 4: Orange 3, Blue 2
Game 5: Orange 3, Blue 2, 8 inn.
Game 6: Monday, October 19, 3 p.m.
Game 7: Tuesday, October 20, 6 p.m.