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Orange Team Rallies, Takes Game One 6-2

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          Release: 11/07/2012
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Behind five strong innings from sophomore lefthander Chris Diaz, the Orange Team took a 6-2 win over the Green Team in game one of the annual Orange-Green Fall World Series.

After falling behing 2-0, the Orange Team rallied for six unanswered runs to seal the opening victory. The rally began in the bottom of the fourth inning, when junior infielder Alexander Hernandez ripped a seeing-eye single off junior AJ Salcines. After advancing on a groundout from junior Tyler Palmer, the West Palm Beach, Fla. native stole third on the very next pitch. Michael Broad's groundout plated Hernandez from third, cutting the deficit to 2-1.

Diaz, who struck out seven batters on the afternoon, returned to the hill for the top of the fifth and made quick work of the Green order. Freshman Brandon Lopez, who impressed in the field with both range and arm, grounded out to short to open the frame. Diaz then caught junior John Lawrowski looking and freshman Ricky Eusebio swinging in a 1-2-3 inning.

Freshman Peter Rivera, who made a few nifty plays of his own in support of Diaz, connected on a two-run homerun to right field in the bottom of the fifth to give his team a 3-2 lead. Orange would tack on three more runs off junior reliever Adam Sargent in the bottom of the sixth, including an RBI double from Broad and an RBI single from freshman Grant Heyman.

Senior outfielder Chantz Mack's two-out triple in the top of the sixth would give Green late life, but freshman Frank Grandinette induced a flyout from Brad Fieger to end the threat. Mack finished 3-for-3 on the day, coming just a homerun shy of the cycle.

Grandinette, who threw two scoreless innings in relief, recorded back-to-back strikeouts of Lopez and Lawroski to seal the 6-2 win for the Orange Team.

Wednesday's game two is set for a 3 p.m. first pitch from Alex Rodriguez Park. All fans are encouraged to attend all Fall World Series games, which feature free admission.  

Schedule
 
Wednesday, March 04
Baseball vs. FGCU
Coral Gables, Fla.
6:00 PM
Friday, March 06
Baseball at Louisville
Louisville, Ky.
3:00 PM
WVUM 90.5 FM
ESPN3
Saturday, March 07
Baseball at Louisville
Louisville, Ky.
1:00 PM
WVUM 90.5 FM
ESPN3
Sunday, March 08
Baseball at Louisville
Louisville, Ky.
1:00 PM
WVUM 90.5 FM
ESPN3
Tuesday, March 10
Baseball at FGCU
Fort Myers, Fla.
6:30 PM
Wednesday, March 11
Baseball vs. Stetson
Coral Gables, Fla.
6:00 PM
Friday, March 13
Baseball vs. NC State
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14
Baseball vs. NC State
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:00 PM
Sunday, March 15
Baseball vs. NC State
Coral Gables, Fla.
1:00 PM
Tuesday, March 17
Baseball vs. Army
Coral Gables, Fla.
6:00 PM
Friday, March 20
Baseball at Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, N.C.
6:00 PM
ESPN3
Saturday, March 21
Baseball at Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, N.C.
4:00 PM
ESPN3
Sunday, March 22
Baseball at Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, N.C.
1:00 PM
ESPN3
Wednesday, March 25
Baseball vs. FGCU
Coral Gables, Fla.
6:00 PM
Friday, March 27
Baseball at North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C.
6:30 PM
ESPN3
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