Oct. 18, 2012
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The Gold squad collected 15 hits and took advantage of five Black team errors to take game two of the Southern Miss Baseball Breast Cancer Awareness World Series 12-3 here Thursday night at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field.
After winning the opening game of the series two days ago, 6-2, the Gold squad can now clinch the series in game three, which is set for Sunday at 2 p.m., in the best-of-5 series.
Mason Robbins led the Gold squad with hits and drove in three runs, while Isaac Rodriguez added four hits and a pair of RBI in the attack. Andrew Furr had three hits and drove in two of the Black team's three runs in a losing cause.
The script remained the same for the Gold squad in game two which again took advantage of big innings. After putting together a pair of three-run frames in the opener, the Gold found themselves down 2-0 heading into the top of the fifth, before exploding for five runs and then added three more runs in the seventh and four more in the eighth to pull away in the contest.
Gold starter Jake Drehoff gave up two runs on six hits with a walk and seven strikeouts over five innings to capture the victory, while Black reliever Cody Livingston got tagged for the loss giving up three unearned runs in relief of Andrew Pierce. Pierce gave up two runs on five hits with four strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings for a no decision.
Admission is free for the series with donations being accepted on behalf of the Pink Ribbon Fund, benefitting an all-volunteer organization with 100 percent of all donations providing financial assistance for Pine Belt breast cancer patients.
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