The Scots baseball team ended its fall practice with the usual tradition of a best-of-three “World Series.” The teams this year were drafted by two injured players, Quentin Boling and Jake Michner. The first game began Friday, November 15th immediately following classes, with a doubleheader the next day to finish the preseason. Quentin Boling’s “Q-Bombers” won the World Series 2 games to 1, with the championship decided by the final game.
Junior right-handed pitcher Marcelo Terazzas won Game 1 for Boling’s team, throwing eight strong innings, while senior left-handed pitcher Ryan Porras took the loss. The next day, Game 2 went into extra innings, with starting pitchers Alan West and Nash Winters both limiting the other team to a single run. In the bottom of the ninth inning, West, the sophomore who batted .418 en route to All-Conference and Freshman of the Year awards last spring, scored the game’s winning run off of freshman Andrew Pitts on a walkoff double which gave Michner’s team their only win of the series and set up an elimination game for the finale. Game 3 was played following a break for lunch, with junior Cameron Hockle on the mound for Jake Michner’s team, facing senior Brock Beacham. Boling’s team’s bats won the day in Game 3, scoring nine runs in seven innings to secure a 9-1 victory.
When asked about his team’s victory, Boling said, “I’m proud of my guys. Everyone thought we were underdogs, but I believed in us.” The Scots finished the fall with a short speech from head coach Tony Roepcke before taking a well-deserved Sunday off.