Von Tersch Pitches Gold Team to 2-0 World Series Lead

Oct. 17, 2007

Box Score

ATLANTA – Sophomore Zach Von Tersch scattered three hits over five innings, and Jeff Ussery and Jason Haniger drove in three runs each to lead the Gold team over the White, 11-1, Wednesday in game two of Georgia Tech’s three-game Intrasquad World Series at Russ Chandler Stadium.

The victory was the Gold team’s second of the series after winning, 8-1, Tuesday afternoon behind a strong pitching performance by freshman Deck McGuire.

Von Tersch, a 6-5 righthander from Cedar Falls, Iowa, gave up just one run Wednesday, a solo home run by Patrick Long to lead off the second inning, and faced one over the minimum over the next four innings to earn the win.

The Gold team scratched for a run in the top of the first when Charlie Blackmon singled and came around to score on an RBI single by Haniger.

Matt Simonds scored on a wild pitch by White team starter Brandon Cumpton to give the Gold team the lead for good in the second inning before Jeff Ussery hit the first of his two doubles of the afternoon to plate Chris House.

Blackmon and Brad Feltes led the Gold team with three hits apiece, while Ussery and Jeff Rowland each had two. Ussery also scored three runs on the afternoon.

Long and Michael Klindt each had two hits for the White Team.

Cumpton took the loss, giving up eight runs on eight hits. Kevin Jacob relieved Cumpton in the fourth inning and faced the minimum over his first three innings of work. The Parkville, Md., native gave up just three runs on four hits while striking out four in five innings of work.

Game 3 is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday at Russ Chandler Stadium. Admission is free.

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