Benson powers White team to 2-0 series victory in 2011 GSW Blue/White Series
AMERICUS, Ga. – Thanks to sophomore Corey Benson's two for three day, the Georgia Southwestern White team won Saturday's game two of the 2011 Blue/White Fall Classic to clinch the series 2-0.
Benson was the series MVP batting 3-6 with two RBIs while stealing two bases. The Loganville, Georgia native was also walked once and struck by a pitch.
The White Team would win game one on Friday night 8-3 thanks to some white hot bats. Junior infielder Blane Parker led all white hitters going three for four with two RBIs. Their two run fifth inning would give freshman pitcher Ryan Mosley the win in relief of sophomore pitcher Matthew Suggs.
Leading the Blue team in the losing effort was senior pitcher Matt Weaver. Weaver would play right field in the game and drive in two of his team's three runs.
The White team would not wait as long to take the lead in Saturday's second game. They would take the lead in the 3rd thanks to a two run inning, and they wouldn't relinquish the lead on the way to a 6-2 victory.
A balanced pitching attack would limit the Blue team offense to just two runs on eight hits. Sophomore Hunter Thompson, senior Tyler Daniel and junior Frank Ambrosino would all throw two and a third innings with Daniel and Ambrosino each throwing scoreless outings.
Freshman outfield Logan Holland was the lone Blue team batter to drive in runs, as he went three for three with two RBIs and a walk.
The series victory snapped a five-year winning streak by the Blue team and moved the series record to 5-3 in favor of the Blue team. Blue's loss means their team will man the charity car wash. The Car Wash raises money for the Sumter County Little League Baseball Scholarship Program, which assists children financially, whose families can't afford little league registration fees.
This year's car wash will be held on Saturday, November 12th from 10 AM to 3 PM at the parking lot separating the GSW Baseball and Softball fields. The program is asking for $3 per car, and they will also be taking donations. All proceeds will go straight to the Sumter County Little League Baseball Scholarship Program.