Oct. 30, 2013
BEAUMONT - The Boston Red Sox weren't the only baseball team celebrating a series victory on Wednesday night as White scored seven runs in the first inning en route to a clinching 7-1 win in the Red and White Series at Vincent-Beck Stadium.
Red, which took home a walk-off 2-1 victory on Tuesday to tie the series up at 2-2, couldn't carry the momentum into the deciding game. Both Stephen Segar and Jose Torres combined to give up three runs before recording an out, and Brandon Kirkham bounced back from allowing a run to induce a double play to stop the bleeding.
Justin Eckols cashed in Tyler West in the second, but that proved to be the only offense that Red could muster.
Seven different players scored for White with the duo of Brandon Provost and Holden Holsomback combining for four runs batted in.
Provost ended the series hitting .286, but finished with a team-best four RBI. Reed Seeley was White's top offensive player in the five-game set, hitting .429 with a .500 on-base percentage and a team-leading three scores. Sam Bumpers hit .357 with a pair of steals.
On the mound, Jerin Spikes was the go-to arm. The senior tossed a complete game win in the opener and came back on Wednesday to throw two scoreless frames.
For Red, the two main stars in the series were newcomers as Tyler Sullivan led the team with a .462 average and Kyle Markum wasn't far behind at .364.
Due to expected weather for the rest of the week, the originally-planned seven-game series was shortened to five. Lamar will return to game action in February as the Cardinals will look to build on last season's 39-win campaign.