Oct. 31, 2017
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Orange took control of the second portion of the seven-game Orange and Blue World Series with a 5-3 victory in game five on Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 30). The game ended in the top of the fifth inning after reaching a predetermined time limit.
Orange came from behind twice in the contest and scored a pair of runs with two outs in the bottom of the fourth inning to capture its fourth win of the series. With the scored tied at two, designated hitter Ethan Heckler singled home Cameron Comer (Powell, Ohio) for the go-ahead run. The next batter, Jake McCarthy (Scranton, Pa.), made the score 5-3 with an RBI single through the right side that scored Will Allocca (Richmond, Va.).
For Orange, McCarthy finished the day by going 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored. Freshman Devin Ortiz (Nutley, N.J.) had a game-high two RBIs after his single up the middle in the bottom of the third inning scored two and tied the game up at three.
For Blue, sophomore Cayman Richardson (Mechanicsville, Va.) had two of the squad’s four hits and also scored the game’s first run in the top of the first on a wild pitch.
The seven games are 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.
Blue won the first three-game series despite dropping games one and two. Orange was outscored 5-0 in game three, giving series victory to Blue.
Admission is to the entire Blue and Orange World Series is free, while free parking is available in the University Hall lot. Because of ongoing construction at Davenport Field, fans must enter the complex through the main gate at Davenport Field/Klöckner Stadium and use the entry point to Davenport Field along the third-base line. Concessions also will be available.
Updated 2017 Orange & Blue World Series Schedule
Game 1 — Orange 3, Blue 2
Game 2 — Orange 5, Blue 4
Game 3 — Blue 5, Orange 0 (Blue wins series based on run differential)
Game 4 — Orange 10, Blue 1
Game 5 – Orange 5, Blue 3
Game 6 — Friday, Nov. 3 — 6 p.m.
Game 7 — Sunday, Nov. 5 — 1 p.m.