Oct. 23, 2011
QUEENS, N.Y. -
Kyle Richardson went 3-for-4 with two RBI, including the go-ahead RBI in the top of the seventh, as Red defeated Black, 3-1, in a seven inning game to even the Intrasquad World Series at two games apiece. Pat Talbut was 1-for-3 with an RBI and Michael Bradshaw was 1-for-3 as Red won despite collecting just four hits. Frank Schwindel was 1-for-3 with a double and Bret Dennis was 1-for-3 with an RBI for Black, which had just five hits. Black starter Eddie Medina took a no-decision, allowing one run on three hits and striking out three in 6.0 innings of work.
Red starter Jake Woodward worked a 1-2-3 first inning, but a leadoff double by Schwindel helped Black take a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning as Dennis followed with a two-out RBI single.
Red answered immediately, however, tying the game at 1-1 with a run in the top of the third inning. Bradshaw singled to lead off the inning before scoring on a two-out RBI single by Richardson.
Medina, meanwhile, worked a 1-2-3 fourth inning and eventually retired 10-of-12 batters following the Richardson single in the third and was lifted after 6.0 innings of work.
Kyle Turner, who replaced Woodward to open the fourth inning, retired the first six batters he faced en route to 3.0 scoreless innings and the game remained tied at 1-1 heading to the seventh.
Anthony Cervone took the ball in the seventh for Black and issued a leadoff walk to Sean O'Hare before rebounding with back-to-back strikeouts. Cervone, however, plunked Dan Roland and walked Vince Tranchina to load the bases and Black brought in Kevin Kilpatrick. Richardson promptly greeted the lefty with an RBI single to give Red a 2-1 lead before a Talbut RBI single made it a 3-1 game.
came on in the bottom of the seventh and had two strikeouts in a 1-2-3 inning to close out the game.
2011 Red-Black Intrasquad World Series Schedule (best-of-seven)
Game 1: Black, 9-1 (7)
Game 2: Red, 8-2 (7)
Game 3: Black, 6-1 (6)
Game 4: Red, 3-1 (7)
Game 5: Fri., Oct. 28: 3 p.m.
Game 6: Sat., Oct. 29: 4 p.m.
Game 7: Sun., Oct. 30: 2 p.m.