Oct. 10, 2010
PULLMAN, Wash. - Nate Blackham collected three hits to lead Crimson past Gray 9-0 in game two of the Washington State Fall World Series.
With the victory, Crimson took a 2-0 series lead and moved within one win of capturing the series. Blackham finished 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI, a walk, run and stolen base.
Blackham led off the top of the first with a single and scored on an error as Crimson grabbed a 1-0 lead. Adam Nelubowich added a sacrifice fly in the inning.
Crimson added to its lead in the second inning off Bret DeRooy (0-1) on a sacrifice fly by Collin Slaybaugh before putting the game away with a three-run third highlighted by Blackham's two-run double.
Left-hander Spencer Jackson (1-0) pithced three-shutout innings to pick up the victory in the seven-inning game. Jackson gave up one hit, struck out one and faced the minimum.
Crimson tacked on three runs in the fifth. Jason Monda plated a run with a single and Tommy Richards capped the rally with a two-run triple.
Anthony Drobnick logged two innings in relief of Jackson while Kellen Camus and Brandon Snyder each pitch an inning to help combine for the shutout.
Game three of the Fall World Series is scheduled for 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 15.