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Scarlet Takes Game One Of World Series

Nov. 9, 2007


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UNLV baseball sophomore Drew Beuerlein hit a three-run home run in the opening inning and the Scarlet team pushed seven more runs across the plate in a 10-3 win over the Gray in the first game of the Scarlet-Gray World Series.

Beuerlein finished the game with four RBI on a pair of hits to lead his squad, which pounded out 12 hits on the afternoon at Earl E. Wilson Stadium in the victory. Jesse Wight added a trio of hits and knocked in three runs of his own for the Scarlet, which had five players collect at least two or more hits.

"The game was very competitive and both teams showed a lot of energy, which was great to see as we wind down fall camp," said UNLV head coach Buddy Gouldsmith. "The game was extremely close until the sixth inning. For the Scarlet, it was great to see Drew Beuerlein hit the ball well, as well as Jesse Wight. A couple of bright spots for the Gray were the defensive play of Rance Roundy and Steve Rinaudo."

Gray pushed two runs across the plate in the bottom half of the opening frame on run-scoring hits by Michael Brenly and Ryan Thorton, but they would only get one more run the rest of the way.

Scarlet added a pair of runs in the third on an RBI single by Wight and then a sacrifice fly by Braden Walker before blowing the game wide open with a five-run sixth inning. In that game-changing frame, Wight knocked in two with a single and Beuerlein added an RBI single.

On the mound Scarlet starter Marc Baca earned the win, working four innings and giving up two earned runs on five hits while striking out one. Thomas Whitsett took the loss for Gray, giving up five runs, three earned, over 3.1 innings of work.

Game two will be Saturday at 12:05 p.m. with Stephen Singer getting the start for the Gray against Matt Hutchison for the Scarlet. Game three will be Tuesday at 3:05 p.m. and features Steve Renaudo pitching for the Gray against Corey Hales for the Scarlet. Game four will be next Friday and game five next Saturday afternoon at 12:05 p.m.

Every game of the Scarlet-Gray World Series is free for the public to attend.



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