First Game Of Blue/White Series Ends In 4-3 White Win

Seth Dawes cracked a homer  in the top of the sixth inning for the Blue team.

Seth Dawes cracked a homer in the top of the sixth inning for the Blue team.

Oct. 5, 2012

CINCINNATI - In the opening game of Xavier's annual fall Blue/White series, Daniel Przeniczny went 3-for-3 to help the white team to the victory, 4-3.

Przeniczny and the White team found themselves in 2-1 hole heading to the bottom of the sixth. The Lambertville, Mich., native tripled and later scored to knot the game.

A run scored by David Morton in the top of the seventh put the blue team back on top, but Derek Hasenbeck scored in the bottom half of the inning on a single by Bo Slemons to even the game at three-all.

Przeniczny led off the bottom of the eighth with a double to left center and scored the game-winning run on a single by Dan Rizzie.

Seth Dawes and Joe Forney both connected on homeruns in the game. Dawes hit a shot to left center in the top of the sixth, while Forney hit one to left field in the bottom of the fifth.

The starting pitchers for both teams looked solid in their first outing of the fall. Vinny Nittoli and Zach Johnson went four innings apiece for the blue team, with Johnson earning the win. Nittoli faced 16 batters in the game, allowing one earned run, striking out three batters and giving up one walk. Johnson gave up two runs, only one earned, and fanned three batters.

Jon Richard pitched four-scoreless innings for the blue team, striking out three batters. Sean Campbell allowed two runs in a pair of innings pitched, Jacob Bodner gave up one run in one inning and Austin Lane took the loss in a third of an inning.



The series will continue on Saturday at noon on Hayden Field.