Team Overstreet Takes 6-2 Decision to Even Fall World Series
Oct. 10, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Led by strong pitching and a four-run third inning, Team Overstreet posted a 6-2 victory in Game 2 of the Missouri State baseball squad's fall world series Friday at Hammons Field.
Sophomore hurler Nick Petree fanned nine batters and gave up just two runs on six hits over 4 2/3 innings, while juniors Clay Murphy and Grant Gordon combined to slam the door with 4 1/3 scoreless innings of relief.
At the plate, junior catcher Luke Voit and senior outfielder Derek Mattea led the charge with two-hit performances. Voit singled and scored as part of his club's critical third-inning rally, and Mattea crossed the plate twice and drove in a run.
The victors broke open a scoreless game in the third when Mattea bounced into a bases-loaded fielder's choice to bring home Dylan Becker, and Koby Peebles plated two more with a double off of Landon Jarrett. Jacob Hall completed the scoring with a sacrifice fly to left to make it a 4-0 contest.
Overstreet's club added a run the following inning when Alex Wise singled off Chris Bonk, and swiped second and third ahead of Voit's RBI single.
Mattea accounted for the game's final tally in the seventh, when he singled, stole second, moved to third on an error and trotted home on a wild pitch.
Lawson's club put its only dent on the scoreboard in the fifth, striking for two runs on four hits against Petree, who turned in four scoreless innings to begin the game.Keenen Maddox started the rally with a one-out double, and singles by Conner Wilson, Kevin Medrano and Eric Cheray produced two runs.
Team Lawson had a chance to cut into the margin further in the seventh when it loaded the bases with nobody out. But Murphy pitched out of the jam, getting a pair of strikeouts and a soft liner to escape with no further damage.
Medrano, Cheray and Maddox each went 2-for-4 to set the pace for Team Lawson. Bonk carried most of the load on the mound, yielding a pair of scratch runs over five innings of relief, and Seth Swafford worked a scoreless ninth.
With Friday's result, the series enters its second week even at one game apiece. The two squads will face off in Game 3 Tuesday at 3 p.m., then meet Thursday morning at 10 a.m.