Oct. 11, 2007
PULLMAN, Wash. - Crimson scored three times in the top of the seventh inning of game three to post a 6-3 win and sweep Gray in the 2007 Washington State Baseball Fall World Series at Bailey-Brayton Field, Thursday.
Needing one win to clinch the best-of-five series, Crimson waited until its final at bat to push across the deciding runs. Scott Suttmeier drew a lead off walk from Seth Harvey (0-1) and moved to third when Matt Argyropoulos excecuted a hit-and-run single to right field.
After Argyropoulos stole second with Jim Murphy at the plate, Gray decided to intentionally walk the Crimson first baseman. However, Harvey balked while attempting to deliver ball three allowing Suttmeier to come home with the go-ahead run.
Given the opportunity to swing away, Murphy drilled a ball off the center field wall for a double that scored Argyropoulos and gave Crimson a 5-3 advantage. Two batters later, Cody Bartlett knocked in Murphy with a single to center field through a drawn-in infield.
Barrett Kanyer (1-0), making his first appearance in the series, pitched four shutout innings in relief to earn the win. He struck out five, walked one and yielded one hit, an infield single in the seventh.
In the bottom of the third, Gray tallied twice to take a 3-1 lead. John Desmarais opened the frame with a triple in the right field corner. Two batters later, Alex Burg singled to put Gray on top 2-1. An error with two outs allowed Burg to score and give Gray its two-run advantage.
Murphy tied the game in the top of the fourth when he blasted a two-run home run to left center after Argyropoulos had doubled. Murphy finished the game 3-for-4 with two doubles, the home run and three RBI.