BLACK & BLUE SERIES: Big 1st Inning Propels Blues to Verge of Series Win

After splitting the first 2 games of the 5 game Black and Blue Series, Team Blue put themselves in position to clinch the Series in Game 4 after a 7-2 win in Game 3.

Team Black sent Hayden Siniard out for his first outing since recovering from Tommy John surgery.  Although he filled up the zone with tons of strikes and the velocity was good, Team Blue jumped on him and didn’t let up, en route to a 6 run inning.

Isaac Phillips got things started with a single, as Kurt Ornowski was hit by a pitch and then 5 consecutive hits by John Devine, AJ Willoughby, Tre Kirklin, Zach Cable and Jay Meuse was all Blue starter, Sawyer Steele would need to pick up the win.

Steele tossed a beauty of a game after struggling in game 1 of the series.  He threw 5 complete innings, allowing only 2 hits and striking out 4 along the way.

It was too little, too late for Team Black, however Stewart Tyler came on and pitched outstanding over the next 4 innings, keeping the Blues off the board until the popped for their final run in the 5th.

Down 7-0, the Fighting Vicks did manage to dent the scoreboard, as Brandon Hill scored on a wild pitch and Carson Hughes drove in MJ Rookard to tally 2 runs late in the game.  However, that would be all of the offense Black could muster, as Team Blue took a 2-1 series lead in the 7-2 victory.