Blue and Orange Play to 1-1 Tie

Nov. 13, 2009

Fullerton, Calif. - The Cal State Fullerton baseball Blue and Orange squads played to a 1-1 tie Friday afternoon at Goodwin Field postponing any results to the Blue/Orange intrasquad "Championship Series" until Saturday.

Assistant Coach Gregg Wallis' Blue team leads the official workout-ending series, 1-0, after a 7-0 shutout of Assistant Coach Sergio Brown's Blue squad on Wednesday afternoon. Losers of the best-of-three series will be servers at a team Thanksgiving function and will sing Christmas carols around campus in December.

Pitching was again the name of the game as just one earned run was allowed in seven innings of work by both teams.

Orange starter Tyler Pill worked three innings and surrendered three hits without giving up a run and struck out one in his final start of the Fall. David Hurlbut relieved Pill and allowed the tying run to score the fourth on a Nick Ramirez RBI-hit. Hurlbut struck out four and allowed just one of Blue's five hits over three innings of work.

Daniel Renken started for the Blue squad and surrendered an unearned run in the top of the third inning. The junior right-hander struck out two and walked one in his three-inning stint. Renken was followed by scoreless innings by Raymond Hernandez (1 inning), Kyle Mertins (1) and Ramirez (2).

Carlos Lopez, Corey Jones and Pill each went 1-for-2 for Orange.

Gary Brown, who homered on Wednesday, tripled in two at bats while Richie Pedroza reached base three times with two hits and a walk.

Head Coach Dave Serrano set the rules Friday night to decide the winner of Game 2. Both teams will already be playing a six-inning game on Saturday. The first team to win an inning in Saturday's game will be declared the winner of Friday's tie. Any runs scored, will stay on the board and also count for Game 3.

The series finale will begin at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday and will showcase 2009 freshman All-American hurler Noe Ramirez (Orange) up against sophomore Colin O'Connell.