CLUTCH HITTING, SOLID PITCHING LEAD BLACK TO 5-2 VICTORY IN GAME 1

, Va. – A big four-run third inning and solid pitching led the Black squad to a 5-2 victory in game one of the 2013 VCU Baseball Black & Gold World Series.

"I thought our team played great today. The guys came out with a lot of focus and it showed in their at-bats throughout the game," Black Head Coach Seth Cutler-Voltz said. "I thought Bryce Lee's had a great at-bat drawing the walk in the third, which set up a big swing from Matt Davis. We got a great job from everyone who took the mound and it was good to have Matt Lees out there to shut things down and get the save."

Southpaws Heath Dwyer (pictured, right), Logan Kanuik and Matt Lees combine to scatter just six hits over seven innings, while allowing just one earned run on the afternoon. Dwyer picked up the win after getting the starting nod and tossing three solid innings for the Black squad.

After the Gold squad took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third, the Black squad rallied in a big way. Bryce Lee drew a walk and later moved to second after Brett Hileman reached on an error. Cody Acker then drew a walk to load the bases and set the plate for a big two-run double by freshman Matt Davis. Senior Vimael Machin followed that up with a sac fly that plated both Ayers and Davis, who scored all the way from second on the play.

The Gold squad plated a run in the top of the sixth, but a sac fly from Nick Octavi scored freshman Logan Farrar to give the Black squad an insurance run and make it 5-2.

It wouldn't be needed as Lees came in and tossed a perfect inning to close out the game one victory. 
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