Baseball's Blue-White Series Tied At One Game Each
Oct. 11, 2010
CINCINNATI -- Each fall the Xavier baseball team competes in its own fall classic, the annual Blue-White series. This season the series is tied at one game each with the White team taking a 5-4 decision Sunday, October 10.
The White team jumped ahead, 5-3, in the top of the eighth inning with a three-run spurt. In the eighth, the White team's offense came alive with three consecutive hits by Scott Miller, Dan Rinck, and Jake Forrester.
The Blue team threatened in the bottom of the ninth when Daniel Rod hit a two-out double. Ryan Bellamy brought Rod home with an RBI single but it was not enough as White team closer Seth Willoughby held off the Blue team.
The Blue team took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first thanks to an RBI single by Phil Bauer.
In the top of the second inning the White team threatened until Blue starter Scott Klever got out of the inning with a 4-6-3 inning-ending double play.
White first baseman Ben Thomas tied the game at 1-1 with a two-out RBI double in the top of the third. Thomas struck again in the fifth with a two-out solo homerun. Shane Liska came on in the fourth and earned the win for the White team in four innings of work. Liska struck out four batters with no walks. He also retired the first nine batters he faced.
Alex Vice was tagged with the loss for the Blue team.
The final and deciding game of the Blue-White series will be played Thursday at 12:30.