Courtesy: Tim Fitzgerald/CMU Athletics
Gold Takes 2-0 Lead Behind Strong Performance by McNamara

Mount Pleasant, Mich. - The Gold Team took a 2-0 series lead in the annual Fall World Series by beating the Maroon Team 5-1 on Saturday afternoon. The Gold team scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning and never looked back.

Gold starter Jimmy McNamara turned in a solid performance striking out seven while going seven strong innings, giving up one run on six hits.

Robert Greenman had another great game for the Gold, driving in three runs in a 2-for-4 performance.

The Gold was able to take advantage in being active on the base paths with five stolen bases by five different players.

Maroon starter Nick Deeg lasted four innings giving up four hits and four runs, two of them earned. One of the few bright spots on defense for the Maroon came in the bottom of the eighth when centerfielder Logan Regnier made a diving catch off a line drive from Cody Leichman.

The Gold team will look to take a commanding 3-0 lead on the series Sunday, as the two teams will be back in action at 1:00 pm.