Offense Shines in Black Team's Game-Two Victory
Oct. 13, 2011
NORMAL, Ill. - Eric Aguilera and Mike Hollenbeck each went 3-for-4, and Ty Wiesemeyer drove in a team-high four runs, as the black team beat the red team, 13-8, in game two of the Illinois State baseball team's Fall World Series Thursday afternoon at Duffy Bass Field. The black team now leads the intrasquad set, 2-0.
Right-hander Jeremy Rhoades earned the victory, pitching two innings of relief, striking out two and allowing just one earned run. Johnny Lieske suffered the loss for the red team, giving up six runs through three innings. Bryan Huff led the red team's offense with a 2-for-3 performance, including four RBI and two runs scored.
The black team took the early lead with three runs in the first inning on a double by Wiesemeyer, a sacrifice by Zac Johnson and a double by Aguilera. The red team responded with two runs in the bottom of the frame, as Huff scored on an error and Brock Stewart scored an unearned run on a single by Brian Rodemoyer.
In the third inning, the red team tied the game with a three-RBI double by Huff and another double by Stewart to score Huff. However, the black team plated six in the fifth inning to permanently pull away. A two-run home run by Aguilera was followed by a three-RBI triple by Wiesemeyer and a sacrifice by Kyle Stanton.
The red team scored one run in the bottom of the fifth with a sacrifice by Huff. A Joe Kelch RBI-single ended the black team's offensive output in the top of the sixth, and the red team scored its final run with a Matt Anderson RBI-double in the bottom of the sixth inning.
The Redbirds will play game three of the Fall World Series Homecoming Saturday at 10 a.m. at Duffy Bass Field. Admission is free.
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