MOUNT PLEASANT - The Central Michigan Fall Gold squad captured the annual Fall World Series Sunday, 4-2, at Theunissen Stadium with a 7-4 win over the Maroon.
Nelsen's two RBI single to left center in the top of the seventh scored Nick Regnier and Eric Wrozek, sparking a three-run inning that broke open a game in which the Gold led by just one, 4-3. Henris followed with a single of his own to plate Nelsen for a 7-3 lead.
The Maroon pulled the game within three, 7-4, in the bottom of the eighth, on an RBI single by Reid Rooney, but Renzi got Tyler Huntey to strike out looking and induced a fly out by Trevor Karbowski. Renzi finished the game with five strikeouts and one earned run over on three hits over four innings. The freshman has recorded two wins and a save in six games.
Patrick Kaminska pitched a perfect ninth inning for the Gold to secure the win and earn his first save of the series.
The Maroon opened the scoring with two runs in the bottom of the first as Tyler Hall and Joey Houlihan each scored on wild pitches by Gold starter Matt Trowbridge. They extended their lead to 3-1 in the bottom of the third on a Neal Jacobs RBI that scored Nate Theunissen.
The Gold came roaring back however, scoring a run in the top of the fifth to pull within one, 3-2, before taking the lead in the top of the sixth. Nick Regnier reached on an error and later came around to score on a Henris bunt single to tie the game. Nelson then scored on a Pat Mackenzie SAC fly. Both runs were unearned.
Maroon starter Zach Cooper went five innings, giving up two runs on six hits and four walks while striking out six. Jacobs and Rooney each recorded two hits and a RBI for the Maroon.
Despite the 4-2 series victory by the Gold, the Chippewas will still play game seven of the series Tuesday. The game will be played over just seven innings and will start at 2:45 p.m.