Scott Martin totaled five RBI in Team Gold's two intrasquad victories.
Oct. 24, 2007
DETROIT - The Wayne State baseball team's Gold squad overcame a one-game deficit to win the next two and the Green and Gold World Series title earlier this week.
Team Gold earned a 4-0 victory in game two, with Tyler Hill (Mississauga, Ont./St. Michael's) pitching four shutout innings and surrendering only two walks and two hits with three strikeouts. Adam Kaminski (Clinton Twp., Mich./Mt. Clemens) worked the final three innings in relief and did not give up a hit while striking out three and walking a pair.
Scott Martin (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer) and Derek Ranck (Clarkston, Mich.) had two hits apiece for Team Gold. Martin also drove in a run and scored a run, as did Charlie Dunneback (Lansing, Mich./Grand Ledge) and John Skaggs (Adrian, Mich.). Ben Magsig (Okemos, Mich.) had a hit, two walks, and two runs scored.
Brett Witczak (Hudsonville, Mich.) recorded the only two hits for Team Green in the loss.
The third and deciding game was a 17-4 rout in favor of Team Gold. Brett Shankin (Washington, Mich./Romeo) was the winning pitcher, giving up three runs on seven hits and three walks in five innings with a pair of strikeouts. Kaminski had a two-inning relief effort to preserve the win.
Ten players had at least one hit for Gold in the contest, highlighted by Martin who went 3-for-5 with four RBI and two runs scored. Alex Trojan (Fenton, Mich./Hartland) drove in three runs on two hits and scored twice, while Skaggs, Magsig, and Ryan LaPensee (LaSalle, Ont./St. Thomas of Villanova) totaled two RBI each.
Team Green's offense came from Witczak, who was 2-for-4 with two RBI, and Tony Hines (Detroit, Mich./Mumford), who had three hits, two RBI, and a run scored.
Wayne State will open the 2008 regular season Feb. 23-24 at the GLIAC/GLVC Challenge, hosted by the University of Northern Kentucky.