Thursday's Game 2 of Fall Series Suspended in 7-7 Tie
Oct. 5, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The Maroon squad rallied for four runs in the eighth inning before darkness suspended Game 2 of Missouri State's annual Fall World Series Thursday afternoon at Hammons Field.
Play will resume Wednesday (Oct. 10) afternoon prior to the previously scheduled start of Game 3 with the score knotted at 7-7 in the top of the 10th inning.
Trailing 7-3 with one out in the eighth and final inning Thursday, the Maroons mounted an improbably rally to force extra frames. A pair of freshmen, Tayler Ross and Tate Matheny, got the ball rolling with back-to-back singles, and a dropped pop up off the bat of Travis McComack loaded the bases. Koby Peebles made it a three-run contest with a sacrifice fly and Keenen Maddox drew a walk to extend the inning. Joey Hawkins then delivered the key blow, lining a single up the middle that found its way under the centerfielder's glove to clear the bases and even the score.
The White team appeared poised to reclaim the lead in the top of the ninth, loading the bases via a pair of hits and a walk before Ross could record the first out of the inning. The right-hander worked his way out of trouble, however, getting a pair of strikeouts and a pop up to squash the threat.
Conner Wilson led the White team at the plate with a 3-for-4 day that included a walk and a seventh-inning, two-run homer.
Hawkins paced the Maroon attack with two hits.
The Bears will resume their intrasquad series Wednesday afternoon at Hammons Field, with Game 3 now scheduled to follow the completion of Game 2.