Orange Holds on to Defeat Purple 7-6 Friday


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withstood a furious Purple rally in the seventh and last inning in its 7-6 win to take a 2-0 series lead in the Orange & Purple scrimmage Friday. The final intrasquad scrimmage (free admission) is Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Fluor Field in Greenville, S.C.

Trailing 7-2 entering the bottom of the seventh inning, Purple scored three runs to cut Orange's lead to 7-5. With runners on second and third and two outs, Reed RohlmanReed Rohlman
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Moore, SC

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grounded an infield single to shortstop Eli WhiteEli White
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Easley, SC

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. Glenn BatsonGlenn Batson
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scored on the play, but an alert White picked up the ball and threw a one-hopper to catcher Chris OkeyChris Okey
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, who scooped the in-between hop and tagged Tyler SlatonTyler Slaton
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Cumming, GA

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to end the game.

The Orange squad scored in five of the seven innings and totaled 16 hits. Freshman catcher Robert Jolly went 4-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and a run. Maleeke GibsonMaleeke Gibson
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Sumter, SC

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went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs, while White and Mike TrillerMike Triller
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Rutland, VT

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added three hits apiece. Rohlman paced Purple, who totaled 10 hits, by going 3-for-5 with an RBI, while Slaton and Drew Wharton added two hits apiece.

Freshman lefthander Charlie Barnes allowed two runs on three hits in 4.0 innings pitched in a starting role to earn the win, while Drew MoyerDrew Moyer
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picked up the save.

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