White Team Takes Game One in Extra Innings

Junior Neil Lindgren led the way for the white team's 7-6 victory in extra innings.
Junior Neil Lindgren led the way for the white team's 7-6 victory in extra innings.

Oct. 18, 2007

CINCINNATI - The white team took game one of the annual Blue-White series in dramatic fashion yesterday at Hayden Field. The white team's Matt Kleifges dropped down the suicide squeeze that allowed Jack Bonnikson to cross the plate and give the home team the 7-6 victory. The win puts the white team on top one game to none with game two set for Thursday afternoon at 3:00 pm.

The blue team jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead powered by a 2-for-5 day with two RBIs by junior Adam Pasono and freshman Jordan Conley who went 3-for-5 with an RBI. Sophomore Zac Richard held the white offense to just one hit over his three innings before the white team got to the blue bullpen.

The white team would score seven unanswered runs after falling behind 6-0. After a bumpy beginning for the white pitching staff, freshman Nate Hirsch entered to provide 2.2 innings of solid relief and allowed only two hits with a strikeout to pave the way for senior Mike Creevy. Creevy would eventually pick up the win after going two solid innings and recording a strikeout.

Neil Lindgren led the way for the white team with a 3-for-4 day at the plate. The junior had two RBIs from the leadoff spot. Freshman John McCambridge also added an RBI and ended the afternoon 2-for-3. Bonnikson ended 1-for-3 with three runs scored, including the winning run in the eighth.

Game two will get underway at 3:00 pm from Hayden Field on Thursday afternoon. The blue team will send junior Brett Greenwell and he will be opposed by the white team's Tom Shirley.