Fall Rewind: Team Black Rallies for 4 runs in the 7th to take Game 1 of Black and Blue Series

In the first Black and Blue Series to go all 7 games since the fall of 2006, Game 1 was the perfect primer for arguably the most competitive Black and Blue Series ever.

Coach Dash O’Neill sent Landon Faulkner to the mound for the Game 1 start, and after a 1-2-3 first inning, the Blue squad popped Faulkner for 5 runs in the second.  However, Lando would settle in throw 5 quality innings to keep his club in the game.

Will Tillery

Will Tillery

For Coach Alex Duhaime’s Blue Squad, he sent Will Tillery to the bump, and he was nothing short of outstanding, scattering 6 hits and allowing only a single run in 5 spectacular innings of work.

Drew Lingo

Drew Lingo

Blue’s big inning was led by Nolan Greckel’s 2 hit, 2 RBI day, along with a Trent Simpson RBI single, while Drew Lingo finished things off with an RBI single of his own.

Kenny Ford

Kenny Ford

With a 5-1 lead through 5 innings, things appeared to be all but over for the Black Team.  However, the Fighting O’Neills scratched for a run in the 6th off of reliever Logan Haner to pull within striking distance at 5-2, on Brandon Frazier’s RBI single.

Grayson Ivey

Grayson Ivey

Up 5-2, Coach Duhaime called on Jordan Lee to close things out in the 7th.  Unfortunately, he did not record an out, as 2 walks and 3 hits rallied the Black Squad all the way back for the walk off 6-5 win, to take 1-0 series lead.

Tim Kennedy

Tim Kennedy

Leading the Black Squad, was Ryan Hagan who collected an RBI single, Kenny Ford, Grayson Ivey, Tim Kennedy, and Evan Troutt all collected 2 hits apiece on the day, while AJ Willoughby added an RBI single of his own.