Stranded Runners Burn Black as Gold Goes Up 2-0

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Brett Andrzejewski retired the first six batters he faced in 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief.

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Brett Andrzejewski retired the first six batters he faced in 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

Sept. 28, 2012

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Bennett Oliver, Sean McHugh and Conner Hudnall each recorded a pair of RBI, leading the way as the Gold Team scored in four of the seven innings it batted en route to a 7-2 victory in game two of Purdue baseball's Black and Gold Series Friday evening at Alexander Field.

The Gold Team took a 2-0 lead in the five-game intrasquad series. Game three is set for Sunday at 2:20 p.m. Games four and five are Tuesday and Thursday. All games are open to the public.

The Black Team had a 12-11 advantage in hits but left 11 runners on base. Black stranded at least two base runners in four frames and hit into an inning-ending double play in the sixth.

McHugh finished the night 3-for-4, singling in his final three at-bats and driving in a run in the third and seventh innings. Stefano Belmonte and Oliver also had two hits apiece for the Gold Team. Brandon Krieg, Kyle Wood and Mike Mullen each recorded a pair of hits for the Black Team.

Brett Andrzejewski relieved Gold Team starter Mike Gaglianese (3 1/3 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 3 K) with runners on first and second and one out in the fourth inning. Andrzejewski retired the first six batters he faced and also induced the inning-ending 4-6-3 double play in the sixth.

Meanwhile, the Gold Team scored three times in bottom of the fourth to extend its 2-1 lead to 5-1. Kyle Bischoff doubled home the first run of the frame and Oliver delivered a two-out, two-run single.

Kyle Upp pitched well in relief for the Black Team, working two innings of one-hit relief. He retired five consecutive batters after giving up a leadoff single in the fifth.

Jack Picchiotti and Steve Maniago recorded two-out RBI singles to drive in the Black Team's two runs on the night.

2012 Black & Gold Series Schedule
Date Game Number Location Time / Result Coverage
09/27/12 Game 1: Gold at Black Alexander Field Gold, 5-3 GameTracker | Recap | Box | Rosters
09/28/12 Game 2: Black at Gold Alexander Field Gold, 7-2 GameTracker | Recap | Box | Rosters
09/30/12 Game 3: Gold at Black Alexander Field 2:20 p.m. GameTracker | Recap | Box | Rosters
10/02/12 Game 4: Black at Gold Alexander Field TBA GameTracker | Recap | Box | Rosters
10/04/12 Game 5: Gold at Black Alexander Field TBA GameTracker | Recap | Box | Rosters