The Gold Team claimed the Black & Gold Series with a 6-0 shutout victory over the Black Team Friday night at Hawkins Field.
Gold starter Kevin Ziomek dominated over five innings of work to earn the win. The lefty struck out nine and scattered three hits to send his team to victory. Ziomek struck out two batters in three of his five innings. Josh Lee, Anthony Gomez and Mike Yastrzemski were the only hitters to reach base against Ziomek. Southpaws Jared Miller and Keenan Kolinsky finished off the shutout with one scoreless frame apiece. Miller and Kolinsky punched out two batters each to run the total to 13 on the night for the three Gold left-handers.
The Gold offense wasted no time jumping on Black Team starter Tyler Beede, scoring four runs in the first two innings. Jack Lupo came around to score after a triple to right field in the first inning. Vince Conde opened the second frame with a home run into the left field bleachers before Tony Kemp's RBI-double made it 3-0. Kemp came around to score on a wild pitch after stealing third base for a 4-0 Gold advantage. Kemp's second RBI-double of the night game in the fifth inning and chased Beede from the game. Two batters later Conrad Gregor finished the night's scoring with a RBI-double of his own off Brian Miller.
Kemp paced the Black Team scoring two runs, driving in two runs and going 2-for-3 on the night. Gregor added two RBI and Will Cooper scored two runs.
The two teams wrap up the Black & Gold Series Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. at Hawkins Field.
Speed to burn Jack Lupo and Tony Kemp are two of the fastest players on the team and showed it off Friday night. Lupo's first inning triple was a stand-up triple and was close to being an inside the park home run. Kemp's second double of the night was a ball hit into shallow center field that a diving Connor Harrell just missed but it was enough to get Kemp to second base. As a team the Commodores continued to show off their speed swiping six bases on the night.
Price on campus Former Commodore and current Tampa Bay Ray David Price was spotted at Hawkins Field before the Dores' game Friday night. Price will hold his annual Dinner with David on October 27 in his hometown of Murfreesboro, Tenn. and host the fourth annual golf outing the following day on October 28.