Zarrillo Drives in Four for Scarlet
Oct. 13, 2014 BOX SCORE
- Senior Vinny Zarrillo (Forked River, N.J.)
went 3-for-4 with four RBIs to help lead the Scarlet to a convincing 9-1 victory in game five of the Rutgers World Series Monday at Bainton Field. The Scarlet now lead the series over the Knights, 3-2, needing one more win to clinch the title.
"The Scarlet picked up the big hits and pitched well enough to win today," head coach Joe Litterio said. "The pressure is now on the Knights to keep the series alive."
In a balanced offensive approach, seven different hitters on the Scarlet picked up a hit. The team was aided by four walks in the second inning to score four early runs. Then in the fourth, Zarrillo, the game MVP, connected for a bases-clearing triple to put the game out of reach.
On the mound, junior Mark McCoy (Barnegat, N.J.) pitched three shutout innings with only one hit allowed to the first batter faced to earn the win. Sophomores Donovan Waller (Forked River, N.J.) and Sean Kelly (Marlton, N.J.) both followed with two effective frames each to close out the victory, as the staff allowed just two combined hits in the game.
Sophomore Ian Riddell (Millburn, N.J.) was a bright spot for the Knights, working two scoreless innings of relief. Junior Chris Suseck (Flemington, N.J.) drove in the only run on offense.
Game six of the series is set for Tuesday at 10 a.m. The Scarlet will go for the championship while the Knights will look to force a deciding game seven.
2014 Rutgers Baseball Fall World Series
Game 1: Scarlet, 6-4 (MVP: Sean Feeney)
Game 2: Scarlet, 9-0 (MVP: Howie Brey)
Game 3: Knights, 4-2 (MVP: Christian Campbell)
Game 4: Knights, 2-0 (MVP: Ryan Wares)
Game 5: Scarlet, 9-1 (MVP: Vinny Zarrillo)
Game 6: 10/14, 10 a.m.
Game 7: TBA, TBA*
* - if necessary
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