RICHMOND, Va. – Newcomers JoJo Howie and Daniel Concepcion dazzled in a stellar pitcher's duel on Wednesday night in game two of the VCU Baseball Black & Gold World Series. Clutch hits youngsters Logan Farrar and Bryce Lee late in the contest proved to be the difference in Black's 2-1 victory over Gold to take a 2-0 lead in the series.

"JoJo did a great job setting the tone for our club and it took three tough guys out of the pen to limit the gold squad to just one run," Volunteer Assistant and Head Coach of the Black squad Seth Cutler-Voltz said. "Both teams had great efforts on the mound, but someone had to win the game and Bryce Lee was able to step up with a big hit in the seventh to pull us through."

Howie and Concepcion both posted scoreless outings, scattering two hits each over four and three innings respectively.

Logan Farrar
got the scoring going in the top of the fifth when he ripped a triple into right field and scored a batter later when Nick Octavi drove him in and give the Black squad a 1-0 lead.

Gold responded in the home half of the sixth when Chris Ayers stroked an RBI single to score James Bunn and even the score headed into the final frame of the night.

With two outs and a man on second, youngster Bryce Lee launched a triple off to plate the decisive run for the Black squad.

After falling in the first two games of the series, the Gold squad has an opponent to take the Black & Gold World Series title by defeating the Black squad by a run differential of more than four runs on Friday. Game time at The Diamond is set for 6:30 p.m.