Team Bob evens Tulane’s Fall Ball World Series
NEW ORLEANS – Freshman Bennett Lee drove in a pair of runs to help propel Team Bob to a 6-5 come-from-behind win over Team Blob to even the Fall Ball World Series at one game apiece inside Greer Field at Turchin Stadium Sunday afternoon.
Fellow freshman Matthew Bihm also chipped in with a pair of hits and scored a run.
Redshirt junior Donovan Benoit picked up the win for Team Bob after he worked 3.1 innings and allowed three earned runs. He also struck out four.
Team Bob also received 3.1 innings worth of strong relief from freshman Blake Mahmood. The Minnesota native struck out six of the 14 batters he faced. He also scattered three hits, allowed one run and walked one batter.
Team Blob opened the scoring in the top half of the second inning, as it plated four runs on four hits. Team Bob fought back in the bottom half of the inning, as it scored a pair of runs to make the count 4-2.
Team Bob struck again in the bottom half of the third frame, as it scored four runs in the bottom half of the third inning. Bihm got the scoring going, as he drove in a run. Lee followed with a single of his own to drive in two and give Team Bob their first lead of the series at 5-4. Four batters later, Luis Aviles singled in an insurance run.
Team Blob did threaten in the top half of the seventh, as it trimmed Team Bob’s lead to one and put the go-ahead run on first base, but freshman right-hander Clifton Slagel would come out of the bullpen to shut the door. Slagel needed just five pitches to pick up the save .
The two teams return to the diamond Tuesay afternoon at 3:10 p.m. for game three of the Fall Ball World Series.
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