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White Wins Opening Game Of Green-White World Series

Oct. 12, 2017

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State baseball’s Green-White World Series opened with the White team taking a 4-2 game one victory Thursday at McLane Stadium at Kobs Field.

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The series was scheduled for a Wednesday start but was rained out, postponing the opener of the three-game intrasquad exhibition series until Thursday.

Green got on the board first with a run in the top of the first, before White tied it with a run in the third, but Green regained the lead by plating one in the top of the fourth. However, White scored one in the fifth and two in the sixth for the victory in the seven-inning contest.

“It was a very well-played game today. Both teams competed very well,” MSU head coach Jake Boss Jr. said. “Our pitching was outstanding today and there was solid defensive played on both sides. The White team took advantage of an opportunity late in the game to earn today’s win. We’re excited for game two on Friday.”

Junior catcher Nic Lacayo was 2-for-2 to lead the White at the plate, while sophomore infielder Bailey Peterson 2-for-4 with one RBI, and sophomore outfielder Bryce Kelley was 1-for-3 with a two-run RBI single in the sixth, driving in what proved to be the game-winning runs.

Senior right-hander Jake Lowery went four innings on the mound, chalking up two strikeouts. Sophomore lefty Mitchell Tyranski got the win, pitching two innings of relief.

The Green team was led by junior outfielder Robbie Jones with a 2-for-3 effort with two runs score, while freshman utility player Zach Iverson was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Junior right-hander Riley McCauley fired four strikeouts over five innings.

Volunteer assistant coach Jordan Keur is guiding the White, while former Spartan players Dakota Mekkes and Dan Durkin are leading the Green team.

The starters for both Friday are scheduled to be a match-ups between sophomore right-handers in Caleb Sleeman for the Green team and Mike Mokma for the White. Sunday’s starters are TBA.

Friday’s game two is slated for a 3 p.m. start, while Sunday’s series finale set for Noon.

Occasional updates and any schedule changes for the series will be on twitter at @statebaseball.



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