Ryan Webb and Max DeJong combined to strike out 14 while Ben Harris drove in five runs to lead the Red squad to a 6-1 victory in game one of the Fall World Series Friday at Foley Field.
Outfielder Ben Anderson (2-for-3, RBI) gave the Black squad a 1-0 lead with a leadoff home run off Webb, who then retired 12 of the next 13 batters in four innings of work. Webb, who collected the win, did not walk a batter and struck out eight. DeJong took care of the final three frames with six strikeouts for a save.
With one out in the second inning, the Red squad loaded the bases. Trippe Moore III reached on a single and then Buddy Floyd and Shane Marshall drew back-to-back walks off Charlie Goldstein. Harris followed with a smash off the scoreboard for a grand slam for a 4-1 advantage.
Hank Bearden pitched two scoreless innings before the Red team pushed across another pair of runs in the fifth. Floyd led off with a double and scored on a base hit by Harris. He would come around to score an unearned run on a sacrifice fly by Lane Watkins to make it 6-1. Jaden Woods pitched a scoreless inning for the Black squad with two strikeouts.
Game two of the series is set for Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Foley Field is closed to the public.