MOUNT PLEASANT - Central Michigan baseball held game one of its annual Fall World Series Friday with the Gold squad scoring three runs in the top of the seventh to claim the victory.
CMU's Maroon team held a 1-0 lead heading into the final inning of the seven inning contest before theGold came roaring back with three runs. Kyle Henris walked to start the inning and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Nick Regnier before Pat MacKenzie drew a walk and Jordan Dean doubled to right field to tie the game, 1-1.
The Gold's next batter, Will Arnold, then came to the plate and singled to left field, driving in two for the game winning runs. Tyler Hall threatened to cut the deficit to one in the bottom of the seventh with a single and a stolen base, but Patrick Kaminska retired Nate Theunissen to end the game.
The Maroon took the lead in the bottom of the sixth on a RBI by Reid Rooney. With one and one out, the junior singled to left field, driving Joe Houlihan for the 1-0 lead.
Both teams saw solid pitching by their starting pitches as the Gold's Sean Renzi through 5.2 innings while giving up just one run on four hits and five walks. The Maroon's Ryan Longstreth held the Gold scoreless over five innings of work, giving up five hits. Kaminska earned the win for the Gold, striking out one in 1.1, while Kenton San Miguel took the loss, giving up the three earned runs over two innings of work.
The Chippewas World Series continues tomorrow afternoon at 12 at Theunissen Stadium. All games are free and open to the public.
2011 Fall World Series
Game One: Gold 3, Maroon 1