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Fall World Series Game 1 Series 2 Coverage

Posted: 10/11/2013 5:25 PM

Fall World Series Game 1 Series 2 Coverage 


The Diamond Heels are decked out in their familiar Navy and Carolina Blue tops tonight from overcast Boshamer Stadium.

The field is ready to go and both squads are warming up.

Starting lineups just in.

The Navy team won the first series in a run away victory.  Can the Blue team redeem themselves and force a one game wild card for the 15 mile run?

Navy
1 DH Massardo
2 1B Jordan
3 SS Russell
4 CF Bolt
5 C  Dunbar
6 2B Whiteford
7 RF Rubino
8 3B Barnette
9 LF Daly
SP Moss

Blue
1 CF Pate
2 3B Lassiter
3 1B Dudek
4 C  Chacon
5 RF Zengel
6 SS Raburn
7 LF Ramirez
8 2B Myers
9 (No DH)
SP Thornton

Again no DH for the Blue team. 

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Posted: 10/11/2013 5:56 PM

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Matt Roberts was introduced at the game but was not present for the National Anthem.

The teams are ready to go the umpires are on their way out to the field.
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Posted: 10/11/2013 6:16 PM

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Thornton starts off the game with a 90 mph heater inside to Massardo for strike one.  Then 91 mph taken for strike two.  93 mph heater low and away for ball one.  80 mph change smashed into left for a double off the glove of left fielder Zach Daly.

Parks Jordan heads to the plate third baseman Colby Barnette playing even with the bag guarding for a bunt perhaps?  91 mph heater and Jordan crushes a ball to right center that hits the wall for an RBI double.

Michael Russell heads to the plate.  Russell very patient taking the first two pitches from Thornton for a 1-1 count.  Thornton is working in the low 90's tonight with some movement on his fastball.  Blows strike two past Russell.  Russell then smacks a ball right down the middle into center for a single.

Skye Bolt heads to the plate for the Navy team with runners on first and second with no outs.  Bolt takes the first two pitches for balls before not being able to check his swing on a off speed pitch for strike one.  91 mph fastball inside that Bolt can only foul off.  This is a huge at bat for the Blue team.  Bolt rolls over on a pitch and grounds into a double play.

Two down with Jordan on third for Korey Dunbar.  Dunbar chops a curve into the dirt but Raburn could not charge it fast enough and Dunbar is safe with Jordan scoring.

Whiteford up to face Thornton works the count full before fouling another pitch off.  It's been a battle in this at bat between the sophomore right handed hurler and the freshman infielder.  Takes ball four outside to put runners on first and second for Matt Rubino with two outs.

Thornton helps his own cause scooping up a weak dribbler and tagging out Rubino to end the frame.  Navy is leading now 2-0 heading to the bottom of the first.
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Posted: 10/11/2013 6:32 PM

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Moss starts off where he left off with swing and a miss with Adam Pate. Pate grounds out to Russell for the first out. 

Moss ranges up to 92 mph against Lassiter for strike two taken.  Lassiter strikes out looking on a 91 mph dart on the inside corner for the second out.

Joe Dudek heads to the plate for the Blue team.  Moss working carefully missing outside for ball two.  Moss touches 93 mph on ball 3.  Then puts a 90 mph fastball on the outside corner.  Blows a 91 mph low fastball past Dudek's swing.  93 mph heater fouled back.  Infield and outfield deep.  Full count.  Dudek drops a single to left center.

Adrian Chacon heads to the plate to face Moss with two down and Dudek on first.  Dudek has stolen a base already this FWS so has some speed to go with his size.  Medium lead with a shuffling secondary lead.

Zengel takes a pair of strikes before fouling off a 92 mph heater.  Moss thought he got him on a 93 mph fastball outside but home plate umpire doesn't punch him. 


We have a brief break in the action as home plate umpire is attended to off a foul ball that must have hit him from Zengel.  2-2 count with two down and Moss gets a toss on the mound.

Zengel steps in, Moss delivers a 91 mph heater inside, so close.  Full count.  Zengel punches out on a change from Moss.

Navy leads 2-0 and Thornton heads back out hoping to keep this one close tonight as Moss is picking up where he left off last Friday.


So odd - no bat kids tonight.

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Posted: 10/11/2013 6:41 PM

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Barnette flies out to right for the first out.

Daly heads to the plate and takes a 89 mph pitch on the inside corner for strike one.  Daly smacks a 91 mph pitch to left for a single. 

DH Massardo heads to the plate.  He and Whitehead have been rotating at second for the Navy team this FWS. 

Massardo fouls one back and Daly has a big lead at first.  Nasty 91 mph sinking fastball and Massardo whiffs.

Parks Jordan heads to the plate with two outs and Daly on first.

Daly takes off on the first pitch and steals second.  Chacon had an accurate throw but it was an off speed pitch and he had little chance on the close play at the bag.

Thornton gets a timely ground out and wriggles off the hook.

Thornton gets the job done in the second and holds the Blue team behind by a pair of runs heading to the bottom of the second.
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Posted: 10/11/2013 6:48 PM

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Grounder from Zengel to short one down.

Speaking of shortstop Alex Raburn is starting a short today for the Blue team.  He's up and squares to bunt yet fouls it off for strike one.  Moss deals him a 91 mph heater he fouls back for strike two. 

Raburn flies out to center for the second out.

Tyler Ramirez heads to the plate to face Moss.  Ramirez takes a 92 mph fastball on the inside for strike one.  Moss overthrew that 92 mph heater and pulled it inside to Ramirez for ball two.  Drops a 84 mph off speed offering in for ball 2. 

Ramirez fouls off another then strikes out swinging.  Moss is cruising.

Navy leads 2-0 heading to the third.
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Posted: 10/11/2013 6:58 PM

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Russell leads off with a single to left off of Thornton.  Bolt heads to the plate.  Singles to right putting runners on the corners with no outs.

NICE GRAB!  Raburn snares a liner from Korey Dunbar for the first out.  It was so hard hit and such a liner that both runners were able to retreat to the respective bags.

Towering fly ball from Whiteford handled by Lassiter for the second out. 

Rubino heads back up with runners on second and third with two outs. 

Thornton gets ahead then tries to get Rubino to chase a ball outside the zone.  Rubino holds off on the 92 mph pitch for ball one.

Chacon out to chat with Thornton on the 1-2 count.  Grounder hit sharply to Lassiter who throws to first a bit off line but Dudek handles it cleanly and gets back to the bag for the third out.

Navy 2 Blue 0 heading to the bottom of the third.

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Posted: 10/11/2013 7:12 PM

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Wood Myers hits a shot to center that Bolt races under but can not catch up to.

Russell snares a grounder, looks to third to see if he can get the lead runner in Myers then throws high to first.  Jordan comes off the bag and Russell is charged with a throwing error.  He is NOT HAPPY.  He complains to the field umpire to no avail.

Runners on the corners with no outs.  Moss facing Lassiter.  This is his first jam of the FWS. 

Moss working carefully around Lassiter 3-0 before missing inside with a 91 mph heater and ball four walking the bases full.

Joe Dudek now has ducks on the pond with no outs.  Big at bat for the freshman infielder.

Big swing and miss over strike one on a 91 mph heater from Moss.  Moss misses away for ball one.  Moss gets Dudek to swing and miss over strike two.  Dudek with a big rip and misses striking out for the first out.

Adrian Chacon now coming up.  The Blue team has the big lumber coming up with the bases loaded.  They will be angry if they do not plate a run in this inning.  92 mph running fastball from Moss tails off the plate.  That one had some nice run.  Fastball just missed the inside corner fro ball two. 

Infield hit splits the difference between Barnette and Russell.  Russell comes up with the ball but no chance to throw.

A run scores and the bases are still loaded with one out for Zengel.  He hits a ball to center for a sacrifice fly tying the game but the Navy team has two outs.

Runners on first and second for Raburn.  Moss featuring more of his slider in this inning with tremendous left to right break around 87 mph.

Ground out and the game is tied at two heading to the fourth.
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Posted: 10/11/2013 7:18 PM

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Colby Barnette hits a shot to left but right at the fielder for the first out.

Zach Daly heads to the plate for the Navy team facing Thornton.  Daly strikes out swinging for the second out.

Michael Massardo steps in and grounds out 1-3 for a quick frame for Thornton.

Tied at 2 they are heading to the bottom of the fourth here in Chapel Hill.

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Posted: 10/11/2013 7:26 PM

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Moss back out facing Ramirez.  The Blue team has occupied their bullpen.  The Navy team has not yet. 

Strikes out swinging for the first out.  Myers heads to the plate.  Safe on a crazy play.  Russell was on his back and tossed the ball to first.  It was amazing that he was able to get the ball there on the play, never mind it being close.  Moss helps his own cause erasing Pate on a bunt sacrificing over Myers.

Lassiter digs in and fouls off a 91 mph fastball.  The Navy team sends down the pitchers to the dugout.  They are rocking pullovers on this evening where there is a hit of chill entering the air.

Fly ball to the gap, could be trouble, but no sir, saunters Bolt over to end the threat.

Still 2 all with Thorton heading back to the mound.
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Posted: 10/11/2013 7:30 PM

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Parks Jordan smacks a single through the right side for the Navy team.  Thornton has put up three straight scoreless innings to this point. 

Russell heads to the plate and HITS A BOMB!!!  It goes over the left field fence and the Navy team celebrate as they have a 2 run lead with no outs.
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Posted: 10/11/2013 7:32 PM

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Bolt walks and we have a call to the pen.
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Posted: 10/11/2013 7:40 PM

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Bolt advances to second on a wild pitch then advances to third on a sacrifice fly from Korey Dunbar.  Brandon Whiteford heads to the plate and grounds out.

Rubino heads to the plate with Bolt on third and two down.

Ground ball out and the Navy team leads 4-2 heading to the bottom of the 5th.
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Posted: 10/11/2013 7:44 PM

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Dudek facing Moss in the bottom of the 5th and flies out to center for the first out.

The Navy team has stirring in the pen as Chacon flies out to right for the second out.

Tom Zengel flies out to center for the third out.

Navy leads 4-2 heading to the sixth.
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Posted: 10/11/2013 7:44 PM

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Heading down to field level.
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Posted: 10/11/2013 8:20 PM

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The Navy team leads 4-3 at the stretch.  Chris McCue entered the game in relief of Moss, while Bogucki come into the game on the bump for the Blue team.

Tom Zengel strikes out for the second out.

Alex Raburn heads to the plate.  Ground out to Russell to end the frame.

Kent Emanuel is here in the stands keeping an eye on the program this evening.

The Navy team leads 4-3 heading to the top of the 8th.

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Posted: 10/11/2013 8:30 PM

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Bogucki working in the top of the 8th. 

The Navy team puts two runners on.

Bogucki spins to second and throws into center as no one was covering.  Howver the runners could not advance.

Strike 'em out throw 'em out pick off at first to end the inning.

Navy is unable to pad their lead and the game is 4-3 heading to the bottom of the 8th.

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Posted: 10/11/2013 8:38 PM

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Ramirez flies out for the first out in the bottom of the 8th. 

Wood Myers flies out for the second out.

Chris McCue is looking good on the mound and slams the door shut in the bottom of the 8th.

Matt Roberts is not here because of a death in the family according to UNC Athletic Communications.
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Posted: 10/11/2013 8:48 PM

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Bogugucki is getting a mound visit from his pitching coach  as runners are on first and second with one down. 

Russell hits a sacrifice fly to center advancing the runners to second and third.

Bogugucki gets out of the jam and the Blue team needs a run in the bottom of the 9th.

McCue looking for an 11 out save?
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Posted: 10/11/2013 8:53 PM

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Lassiter popped out to right for the first out.

Dudek popped out to second for the second out on the second pitch.

Fly ball to center and this one is over.

Navy wins 4-3.
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