Friday, October 10, 2008

Black and White World Series - Game 1

This completely fair and unbiased account of Game 1 of the Black and White World Series was provided by White Team manager Matt Eichhorn. As Winston Churchill said, "History is written by the victors."

VERONA, Wis. - It was a chilly night at The Chuck for Game 1 of the 2008 Black and White World Series and the Black Team’s bats were just as chilly. The White Team took Game 1 in non-dramatic fashion blowing out the Black Team 11-0.

Junior Matt Krueger earned the win pitching five strong innings, giving up only one hit…yes I did say one hit and striking out four. The bullpen, which consisted of sophomore Zach Gura, junior Brad DeVault and sophomore Adam Victorn, was just as effective, allowing only three more hits over the final four innings to preserve the win and shut out for the White Team. On the flip side, freshman Miles Mayer took the loss for the Black Team having thrown five innings giving up three runs, two earned and striking out three. His bullpen was not as friendly as they gave up eight runs, six earned over the final three innings of work.

Offensively, the Black Team was led by no one because they only had four hits in nine innings of baseball. The White Team was led by senior Ricky Martinez who was 3-for-4 with five RBI and sophomore Alex Elliott who was 1-for-3 with a three-run triple in the bottom of the sixth with two outs.

The score was 1-0 in the bottom of the sixth. The White Team had the bases loaded and had just chased starter Mayer from the game. There was one out and Victorn stepped to the plate. He popped up on the infield for the second out. Sophomore James Bertakis was on the mound for the Black Team when he hit sophomore Andrew King with a 2-1 pitch. That forced in the second run of the game making it 2-0. That set the stage for Elliott’s heroics. Up in the count, Elliott drove a ball down the right field line that landed just fair bring in all three base runners, making the score 5-0 and from that point the rout was on.

In case you didn’t read the beginning, the final score was 11-0, the White Team over the Black Team. In all honesty, it was a lot closer than that…Ok who am I joking, how could an 11-0 game be that close! We completely dominated from beginning to end and plan to sweep the series in 2. After a beating like tonight, which I’m pretty sure is a record for worst loss in BWWS history, why would you even show up to the field. The White Team out played, out hit, out pitched, out managed, and just is flat out better than the Black Team.

Game 2 is on Friday, October 10 at 5:15pm at The Chuck in Verona. Game 2 starters, for the visiting White Team will be junior lefty Scott Winters and for the Black Team will be senior Rick Walsh. Game 3, if necessary, will be 20 minutes after Game 2 ends. Make sure you show up early because there will not be a Game 3, because the White Team will win Game 2. I look forward to seeing you at The Chuck. Make sure to bring your coats, blankets and your brooms because there’s going to be a sweep Friday night!

-Matt Eichhorn, Manager, White Team

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Game 1 is in the books...As for Game 2, I predict a champion's-like response from the Black Team. It's only obvious that Coach Eichhorn will undoubtedly find a way to blunder this series to a decisive finale not to mention he has provided bulletin-board material for the opposition.