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Oct. 10, 2014

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Orange team scored its first win of the 2014 Orange & Blue World Series on Wednesday, topping the Blue 6-4 at Davenport Field. The game started Tuesday but was postponed to Wednesday after heavy rains arrived just a half-inning into the contest.

The series concludes next week with the final three games. The start time for Game 7 of the Orange and Blue World Series has been set for 4 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 18).

Daniel Pinero (So., Toronto, Ontario) led the Orange team with three hits, while Ernie Clement (Fr., Rochester, N.Y.), Joe McCarthy (Jr., Scranton, Pa.) and Pavin Smith (Fr., Jupiter, Fla.) each recorded two hits as the Orange banged out a dozen hits.

Thomas Woodruff (Jr., Clifton, Va.) had a bases-clearing double, accounting for three of the Blue team’s four runs. He and Kenny Towns (Sr., Burke, Va.) each had a pair of hits.

Jack Roberts (R-Fr., Richmond, Va.) earned the win for the Orange, working 4 1/3 innings, allowing an earned run, four hits and a walk in 4 1/3 innings. Josh Sborz (Jr., McLean, Va.) recorded the save with a perfect ninth inning. Connor Jones (So., Chesapeake, Va.) took the loss for the Blue, giving up four earned runs, six hits and five walks in five innings.

The Blue took a 3-2 lead in the third inning when Woodruff cranked a two-out, three-run double off the left-field wall, but the Orange responded in the top of the fourth with three runs of its own. Clement cranked a leadoff home run over the left-center field wall to tie the game. Smith ripped a single to right to plate Pinero and give the Orange a 4-3 lead, and with two outs and runners on the corner, McCarthy scored as Smith got caught in a rundown between first and second.

The Blue pulled within 5-4 in the fifth on an RBI single by Towns, scoring Woodruff. The Orange added an insurance run in the eighth on a McCarthy RBI single to bring home Clement.

The seven-game Orange & Blue World Series is be broken up into two three-game series (Games 1-3 and Games 4-6 are separate series) as well as a stand-alone Game 7. If a given team wins the first two games of either series, the third game of that series will be played based on run differential of the first two games to allow the trailing team a chance to still win the series. Each team is encouraged to score as many runs as possible and not worry about running up the score.

There is no admission charge for any of Virginia’s exhibition games or Orange and Blue World Series contests. Free parking will be available in the University Hall lot. Fans should plan to enter Davenport Field for all fall games along the first-base line and not the main gate. The best route to reach this entrance is by using the road adjacent to the Lannigan Field track complex.

2014 Orange & Blue World Series
Game 1: Blue 12, Orange 0
Game 2: Blue 3, Orange 2
Game 3: Blue 4, Orange 2 (Blue wins first series, 3-0)

Game 4: Orange 6, Blue 4
Game 5: Tue., Oct. 14, 6 p.m.
Game 6: Fri., Oct. 17, 6 p.m. (Ring Ceremony)

Game 7: Sat., Oct. 18, 4 p.m.

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