Oct. 24, 2008
AUBURN, Ala. -
The Orange Team was able to ride the arm of Jon Luke Jacobs to a Game 1 win in the Fall World Series on Friday night at Plainsman Park, winning 5-2. Jacobs allowed just one hit over four innings of scoreless baseball to give Volunteer Assistant Coach Jeff Duncan's squad the early edge in the best-of-three series.
Jacobs' counterpart Austin Hubbard was nearly as good but was touched for a run in four innings as the starter for Matt Heath's Blue team.
Casey McElroy led the Orange team at the plate with a three-hit night, driving in two, while Justin Hargett contributed two RBI as well.
Jamie Drinkard provided the offensive push for the Blue team, stroking two hits.
Scott Shuman struck out four in 2 1/3 innings of relief for the Orange Team.
The series continues on Saturday at noon. Admission is free.