Freshman Lucas Watson picks up the win in Game 3 for the Blue Knighthawks, going 6 innings and giving up only 3 hits. The righthander did an oustanding job all day. The only real threat by the Orange Team was in the 6th inning. A leadoff single by Cody Nix was followed by a walk. With two men on, Derek Long flied out to centerfield. Nix advanced to third, but the Blue Team would get an out at first base. Watson then got Jon Dalton to pop up to the catcher and stop the only threat of the day. The only run Watson surrendered was a solo home run in the 4th inning by Jon Dalton. The Blue team would score one in the first on a Zach Long solo home run. The big blow would come in the third inning. Zach Long would get a 1-out single, followed by a Mills Rogers walk. Corey Lamson then delivered a home run over the centerfield wall and give the Knighthawks a 4-0 lead. Chase Boruff would pitch the seventh inniing and strike out two. Evan Faithfull would pick up the loss for the Orange team, going 4 1/3 innings, 5 hits and 4 runs.
The Blue Team has a 2-1 game lead in best of five series- Blue Team leads overall score 15-14.
Game 4 starters-Blue Team- Wes McIntyre/Orange Team-TBA
Hitting Stars- Blue Team-Corey Lamson-1-4 3 run HR/Zach Long- 2-3 2 runs scored, HR/ Mills Rogers-1-2 2 BB
Orange Team-Jon Dalton- 1-3, HR/ Jon Moore 1-2, SB
Pitching Stars-Blue Team- Lucas Watson-6 IP, 3 hits, 1 K/ Chase Boruff-1 IP, 2 K
Orange Team-Jeff Lockwood- 2 IP, 1 hit, 2 K
COACH ROGERS- "Lucas Watson showed us what kind of competitor he is with a dominating and impressive outing. Long and Lamson's home runs were huge for our momentum. The Knighthawks look to their ace tomorrow Wes McIntyre for another impressive start and hopefully we can clinch the series in Game 4."
COACH WARD- "Must win situation for us tomorrow. I am still very confidant in this group. We are due to explode"