Oct. 21, 2009
ATLANTA – Sophomore right-hander Jacob Esch allowed just two hits in seven scoreless-innings and received all the offense he needed as the Gold team took the title with a 4-3 win Wednesday in the White & Gold World Series.
Esch fanned seven batters giving up just one walk in his terrific outing.
Freshman right-hander Luke Bard got the start for the White squad, giving up two runs on seven hits in six innings pitched.
A leadoff home run by senior Tony Plagman in the top of the fourth off Bard made it 2-0 for the Gold.
The White side would fight back in the bottom of the ninth, narrowing the lead to 4-3 on a three-run home run by junior catcher Cole Leonida over the right field wall. The home run for Leonida was his second of the series and second in as many days.