Blue tops White twice in fall baseball finale

Blue tops White twice in fall baseball finale

Posted: Friday, November 2, 2012 12:00 pm

The UT Martin baseball team wrapped up its annual intra-squad scrimmages last weekend, as the Blue team won two straight games before the third and final game of the annual Soybean Series ended in a tie at Skyhawk Field.
Game 1 of the series was played Oct. 22 with the Blue team claiming a 7-3 victory. The Blue squad was led offensively by Jake Deason (2-for-2, two RBI) and Kenny King (2-for-4, RBI), while John Skubina picked up the mound victory, tossing 3.2 innings.
Because of inclement weather, the next two games in the best-of-three series was pushed back to a pair of shortened games Oct. 27.
The White team held a lead for the majority of the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader before the Blue team stormed back to win 4-3 in dramatic fashion.
Byron Johann singled to lead off the bottom of the fifth for the Blue team, who trailed 3-0 heading into the final frame. Two quick outs then followed, as the White team was one out away from evening the series. Deason was then hit by a pitch and Luis Paublini-Campos drew a walk to load the bases and bring up the tying run. King (2-for-3 in the game) then hit a two-run single and Matt Haynes followed that with a double that plated a pair of runs to end the contest.
In the nightcap of the doubleheader, each team battled from deficits to end in a 5-5 tie.
It was the White squad who performed a little comeback magic in the final game.
Published in The WCP  11.1.12

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