Oct. 24, 2016
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Orange team earned an 8-3 win Friday night in Game 4 of the 2016 Orange & Blue World Series. Ernie Clement (Jr., Rochester, N.Y.) hit a pair of home runs, including an inside-the-parker, as part of a 3-hit day to lead the Orange, which is 3-0-1 in the series.
The Orange team finished with nine hits. Jake McCarthy (So., Scranton, Pa.) and Cameron Comer (So., Powell, Ohio) each finished two hits. The Blue team had seven hits, with Adam Haseley (Jr., Windermere, Fla.) picking up a pair of doubles.
Daniel Lynch (So., Henrico, Va.) started and worked five solid innings to earn the win for the Orange. He allowed three earned runs and seven hits while striking out four. Alec Bettinger (Sr., Woodbridge, Va.) took the loss for the Blue after giving up four earned runs in four innings.
The Blue jumped out to the early 1-0 lead just two batters into the bottom of the first inning when Haseley doubled and came home on a Pavin Smith (Jr., Jupiter, Fla.) single.
The Orange forged ahead in the fourth inning with three runs. Clement led off by launching a shot off the left-center field wall which caromed back toward the infield. Clement rounded the bases and slid home safely for the inside-the-park home run. McCarthy singled and later scored on a wild pitch, and Cameron Simmons (So., Royersford, Pa.) singled home Comer for a 3-1 edge.
The Blue scored on a two-out RBI single by Haseley in the bottom of the fourth, but the Orange stretched its lead to 5-2 in the fifth on McCarthy’s RBI squeeze bunt and a Nate Eikhoff (So., Bristow, Va.) sac fly.
The Blue got an RBI single from Justin Novak (Jr., Tokyo, Japan) in its half of the fifth, but the Orange opened things up with a three-run seventh inning. Clement led off with a home run into the left-field bleachers. A wild pitch brought McCarthy home and a balk scored the final run.
Orange and Blue World Series Format
All games will consist of either seven or nine innings, which will be determined prior to each game.
The seven games will 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 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.
Orange & Blue World Series Schedule
Game 1: Orange 8, Blue 6 (7)
Game 2: Blue 6, Orange 6 (8)
Game 3: Orange 8, Blue 1 (7) (Orange wins first 3-game series)
Game 4: Orange 8, Blue 3 (8) (Orange leads second 3-game series, 1-0)
Game 5: Tue., Oct. 25, 3:30 p.m.
Game 6: Fri., Oct. 28, 6 p.m.
Game 7: Sun., Oct. 30, 1 p.m.