Yates starts the second inning with a homerun to right field and Brian Logan follows it up with a double. An RBI single by Brandon Jonas scores Logan for TMs second run of the inning, they lead 4-0 going into the bottom of the second with GTL still waiting to get their bats going.
The wait was over for GTL in the bottom of the second when they take the lead 6-4 after 7 hits and a three run homerun by Mike Bowlin. TaylorMade answers by scoring three runs in the third inning taking back the lead until GTL scored a solo run in the bottom of the third, making it a tie game 7-7
Tim Howard hits a three run bomb to right field making it a one-run game with GTL still trailing 11-10. TaylorMade is playing to win, scoring five runs off of six hits, two of those hits being homeruns by Calcutt and Blackburn. GTL ties up the game again in the bottom of the fifth after TaylorMade third baseman, Zwack, misses a double play opportunity and GTL takes advantage of it but Zwack redeems himself soon after with a double play but GTL scores a total of 8 runs and takes the lead 18-16 after the fifth inning.
It was a quiet inning for both teams in the sixth and they quickly go into the last inning of the game with TaylorMade needing a few runs to stay in the game. Zwack hits a sac fly to bring in Yates for TaylorMade who only trails by one with two outs. Johnny Bailey steps up to the plate and comes in clutch for TaylorMade with a solo homerun to tie the game. GTL goes into the bottom of the seventh needing one run to win the game. They couldn’t deliver and put up a zero forcing extra innings.
Kennington lead off the inning with a double. He then scored off of an error made by GTL’s left fielder, Pokraka. 2 more runs scored with solo homeruns by Floyd and Calcutt giving them a 21-18 lead going into bottom of the 8th.
With 2 outs, bottom of 8, GTL had runners on 1st and 2nd, McDonald came up to the plate… He coudn’t deliver and flew out to left field. GTL took 4th place in the 2011 Men’s Major World Series and Taylormade moved on to see another day. Final Score: 21-19
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