Oct. 27, 2013
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Tim Lynch singled home Austin Roussel in the top of the seventh to lift the Gold to its third consecutive come-from-behind victory in a 5-4 decision here Sunday afternoon in the 2nd annual Breast Cancer Awareness World Series at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field.
The Gold now needs just one victory to clinch the best-of-seven series with the next game slated for Thurs., Oct. 31, at 5 p.m. The Golden Eagle baseball squad will also be hosting "Trick or Treat at The Pete" that evening and fans are encouraged to come to the game in their best costumes. There will be kids' games from 5-7 p.m., as well as candy being handed out by the Diamond Darlings. Admission is free for the event.
After using a five-run sixth in the series opener last Thursday and then capping a rally with a two-run single in the bottom of the sixth by Connor Barron in game two for victories, the Gold had their work cut out for them early on Sunday.
Gold starter Cody Carroll threw almost 45 pitches in the bottom of the first as he issued three walks in the frame. After a Mason Robbins RBI single, the Black squad loaded the bases. Carroll then fanned the next two batters before Dylan Burdeaux reached on a fielding error by Bradley Roney that allowed the second run to score. The inning, though, ended on that same play as Robbins was thrown out at the plate trying to take an extra base on the play.
The Gold then rallied for three runs in the second to take its first lead.
After scoring its first run on a wild pitch, David Walley knocked in a run with a single with another one coming home on the play after a throwing error by Burdeaux at the plate.
Breck Kline extended the Gold lead to 4-2 in the third with a sacrifice fly, before the Black squad rallied with solo runs in the fourth and sixth innings.
Robbins knocked in his second RBI of the contest with a fielder's choice in the fourth and Matt Durst singled up the middle, plating the tying run in the sixth to knot the score at 4-4.
Cody Livingston, who came on in the fourth to get out of the bases loaded jam by allowing one run, got the victory with three strong innings, while Roney collected his second save of the series by getting three outs in the seventh.
Luke Lowery, the third of four Black pitchers, suffered the loss.