White Team Takes Game Two Marathon, 9-8
Oct. 15, 2007
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - (Monday, October 15, 2007) The White team posted three late-inning rallies, as they ultimately won 9-8 in 13 innings to take a 2-0 series lead in the Steak & Beans World Series at Capaha Field Saturday. Game three is scheduled for Tuesday, October 16 at 3 p.m.
The Black team jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the third inning off White starter James Leigh. Matt Hester reached on an error and Nick Harris followed with a walk; both scored on a Matt Wulfers error later in the frame.
The score remained 2-0 until the sixth inning when Jim Klocke drove in a run with a sacrifice fly. Zach Blemker drew a walk to start the inning, and Tony Spencer executed a hit-and-run to advance Blemker to third. Klocke then delivered with the fly ball to center field that chased Blemker home.
The Black team scored two more in the seventh of Mike Taylor, highlighted by a Hester triple and a monster home run by Harris that hit the top of the left field foul pole. Trailing 5-1 after another run in the top of the ninth, the White team batted around in its half of the frame. They tallied four hits, including back-to-back doubles by Blake Slattery and Sean Zollner and a triple by Blake Dirnberger, tying the score at five and sending the game into extra innings.
The game remained tied into the 12th inning when the Black team went ahead 6-5 on a RBI single from Daniel Schuh. The White team came right back to tie it, though, with a Klocke single to score Blemker.
Justin Wheeler's two-out, two-run single in the top of the 13th put the Black team ahead 8-6, and they appeared to have the advantage in the four hour marathon. However, in the bottom of the frame, the White team, coached by assistant Chris Cafalone, rallied once again. Klocke capped off the three-run inning as he drove in another pair of RBIs with a walk-off double to give the White team a 9-8 victory.
Cory Harness picked up the win in relief and Isaac Stoll took the loss. Harris led the Black team with three hits, and Klocke tallied four hits and four RBIs for the White squad.
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