Green Wins Fall World Series With 4-1 Win in Game Five

Nov. 8, 2009

AVON, Ohio - Freshman Kris Hall pitched seven dominant innings and the Green team scratched out three runs in the final two innings to win 4-1 in the final game of the CSU Fall World Series on Sunday at All Pro Freight Stadium.

Hall gave up one earned run on two hits with six strikeouts and three walks in sending the game to a 1-1 tie entering the eighth inning.

Senior Jimmy Cowhy started and pitched three effective innings for the Grey team, scattering four hits and giving up one earned run on a double to freshman Alex Gnezda. Freshman Brandon Cooper relieved Cowhy with four perfect innings of relief with six strikeouts.

A leadoff single to Gnezda to start the bottom of the eighth was followed by a strikeout and then singles from senior Ryan Franks and sophomore Tyler Wynn to plate Gnezda.

The Green team pushed across two insurance runs in the eighth after Brent Casto led off with a double and he and freshman Chuck Gasti eventually scored following singles by junior Coty Bates and Gnezda.

Junior Travis Miller took the loss in relief for the Grey team, which only had one hit in the last seven innings, a single by sophomore Nate Blankemeyer. Sophomore Alex Johnson plated freshman Joe Lauria with an RBI double in the second inning for the only offensive output for the Grey squad.

Junior Joey Gradney picked up the win in relief, tossing two innings and allowing only one hit to go with three strikeouts and one walk.

The CSU baseball team will now prepare to enter winter workouts, with the season slated to begin Feb. 19, 2010 at UNC-Greensboro.