Orange Wallops Blue in Game 6, Clinches OBWS Title
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Jarrett Parker went 4-for-4 as the Orange team continued its dominance of the Orange and Blue World Series Monday afternoon, stomping the Blue team 18-3. This marks the sixth win for the Orange team in the series, as it takes the second three-game set and the Series title.
The two teams will meet again Tuesday night to wrap up the series with Game 7 slated to begin at 6 p.m. at Davenport Field.
The Orange offense racked up 20 hits. Tyler Biddix added three hits, including a home run, and scored three times. Six others posted two hits. Colin Harrington led the Blue with a pair of hits, while Rob Amaro had a two-run double.
Will Roberts picked up the win for the Orange, starting the game and tossing five scoreless innings while allowing just two hits. Whit Mayberry took the loss for the Blue, going 3.2 innings and giving up six runs.
The Orange struck quickly in the top of the first inning. Parker started the game with a single to short and Chris Taylor walked; both scored on a double to right-center field by Dan Grovatt. Grovatt, who advanced on a fly-out, scored the third run of the inning on a balk.
The offense of the Orange team returned in the second, adding three more runs on four hits, capped by a Grovatt triple.
The third and fourth innings were quiet offensively, with no runs crossing the plate for either squad, but the Orange bats returned in the fifth, scoring four runs on five hits and capitalizing on three Blue errors.
The Orange half of the sixth saw 11 batters come to the plate, scoring six. John Hicks started the sixth with a single up the middle for the Orange squad. Stephen Bruno followed up with a double to left field, scoring Hicks, which set the tone for the rest of the half-inning.
The Blue responded in the bottom of the sixth, as Harrington singled and eventually scored on a passed ball, breaking up the shutout.
The Orange tacked on two more runs in the top of the seventh with a two-run homer by Biddix off Ryan Briggs. The Blue got two runs in the bottom of the seventh on a double to left-center by Amaro.