Garnet Team Ties Up Series in Pitcher's Duel
The Garnet Team scored an unearned run in the sixth inning in a 1-0 win over Team Black.
COLUMBIA – The Garnet team scored an unearned run in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a scoreless deadlock and give the home team a 1-0 win over the Black team to tie the Garnet and Black World Series at two games apiece Monday afternoon (Nov. 2) at Founders Park.
David Mendham reached on the double with one out in the bottom of the sixth. He went to third on an error and scored on a fielder’s choice to left field off the bat of Josh Shuler.
The teams traded zeroes for the first five innings as starters Jackson Phipps and Jack Mahoney each threw scoreless outings. Mahoney struck out a pair and allowed six hits in 3.1 innings. Phipps had five strikeouts and allowed a hit with four walks and no runs in 2.2 innings.
The win went to Daniel Lloyd, who struck out a pair in 2.2 innings of relief. John Gilreath earned the save, pitching a scoreless seventh with a pair of strikeouts. Josiah Sightler was tagged with the loss, allowing an unearned run with a strikeout in one inning of work.
Wes Clarke had two hits on the day for Team Black, while Mendham had the game’s only extra-base hit and Shuler the only RBI.
Game five of the Garnet and Black World Series will take place Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 4) at 5 p.m. inside Founders Park.