Thing 2 Uses The Long Ball To Salvage Game 3 Of Series|
Nov. 17, 2017
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - UNLV baseball's Fall World Series came to a close Friday at Earl E. Wilson Stadium when Thing 2 held on for a come-from-behind, 7-6 win over Thing 1. Thing 2 fell behind by five runs after 1.5 innings of play before it used three solo home runs and a three-run triple to turn the scoreboard in its favor, as it salvaged the final game of the three-game intrasquad set.
Thing 1's offense got things started with an RBI single by Caleb Summerhays in the first inning to stake itself to a 1-0 lead. Nick Ames upped his team's lead to four runs when he smashed a three-run home run in the second.
Wold and Bryce Bullock teamed up for two more solo dingers for Thing 2 in the third and fourth innings, respectively, to put their squad in the lead for good at 6-5. Nick Rodriguez added the would-be, game-winner in the fifth, an RBI single.
Trailing by two heading into its final at- bat, Thing 1 got a solo homer from Max Smith, the Fall World Series' MVP; however, that was the last run the team would score, as the potential game-tying run - Summerhays was left stranded at second base after a walk and a stolen base put him in scoring position.
THE TURNING POINT: Thing 2 swung the game's momentum its way when it scored four runs in the bottom of the second en route to a seven-run outburst over four innings..
STAT OF THE GAME: A total of four home runs were hit in the third and final game of the Fall World Series; Thing 2 knocked three of those out of the park - all solo shots.
REBEL OF THE GAME: Wold hit two home runs; the first of which started Thing 2's comeback bid, while the second knotted the score at 5-all through three innings of play.
FALL WORLD SERIES MVP: Smith went 4-for-9 in the series with five RBI and three runs scored. Three of his base hits went for extra bases with two homers and one double.