Navy takes Game 2 to even series
November 13, 2012
SHREVEPORT, La. - The Navy team posted all six runs in the bottom of the third to topple Grey 6-3 on Tuesday night to even the 2012 LSUS Fall World Series at one game apiece. Allen Degges had the big hit, a bases clearing double to put Grey in front 3-1.
The big bottom of the third for Grey came after Navy had taken a 1-0 lead with a run in the top of the third on an rbi-single from Reed Lavallee. The lead would be short lived for Grey as Navy came roaring back in the third.
Kym Barthel set the tone for the inning with a two-strike lead-off bunt single to start the rally that was continued by back-to-back walks to load the bases by Kade Billeaudeaux and Jared Vial to bring Degges to the plate who ripped the game-opening hit.
Navy would push Degges across the dish on an rbi-single from Garrett Lambert following a Taylor Drolette walk. Lambert later scored in the inning on a bases loaded hit-by-pitch by Rashad Robinson to push the lead to 6-1 Navy after three.
Grey chipped away but could not deliver a big inning scratching single runs in the fourth and fifth with Rhett Gonsoulin delivering an rbi-double in the fourth and Jacob Lopez doubling and scoring on a wild pitch in the fifth inning to trim the lead to 6-3.
Jason Mouton (1-0) set the tone for Navy on the mound as they rally to even the series as he tossed five innings for the win allowing three hits, three runs, one walk, and five strikeouts. Reno Dupuis (1) was marvelous in relief earning the save allowing just one hit in two innings and striking out one in a walk-free performance.
Walks killed the Grey team as starter Paul Barton (0-1) allowed four to reach via the free-pass while striking out three and allowing three hits and four runs in only two and 1/3 innings. Michael Wilson was the middle reliever who did not retire a batter while allowing two runs as he allowed one hit, two walks, and a hit-by-pitch.
Jerry Lawrence was the lone bright spot for Grey on the mound tossing the final three and 2/3 innings of scoreless work allowing his team a chance to get back in the game. He walked only one and fanned four.Game three is tomorrow night at 9 p.m.