Sophomore transfer Ryan Moffett collected three hits and drove in two runs
as the Orange team stole 11 bases and capitalized on three White team
errors and got 11 walks en route to a 9-8 win in the annual Orange-White
intrasquad game for the University of Tennessee at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.
Jeff Baumtrog paced the White team with three hits and three runs scored,
while catcher Hal Bibee Jr., drove in three on a two-run triple and a
Logan Brummitt picked up the win as he worked the final two innings,
allowing one run on one hit while giving up three walks.
Marlyn Tisdale suffered the loss as he struck out a game-high seven batters
in three innings, but was plagued by five walks and committed the third
White team error in the ninth on a failed pickoff attempt that allowed
right fielder Rob Mitchell to advance to third after drawing a leadoff
walk. Mitchell scored the go-ahead run one batter later on
pitcher/designated hitter Brian Gates' sacrifice fly.
The White team trailed the entire game until the eighth, but was able to
pull within one run twice after a three-run fifth that cut the Orange lead
to 6-5 and again following a two-run seventh that again cut the Orange lead
The White team tied the game in the eighth after Corey Murks drew a leadoff
walk and later scored on Brummitt's second wild pitch of the inning.
After a scoreless first, the Orange team broke in the scoring column in the
second with back-to-back base hits, including a triple by Ryan Moffett and
a single by Judson Brownell to give the Orange team a 2-0 lead. They
extended their lead to 4-0 in the top of the third on a throwing error by
catcher Giovanni Gras and a base hit by Adam Smith.
The White team got two back in the bottom of the third on four hits,
including an RBI single by Baumtrog and a double by Brandon Hopkins.
An error by Murks on the White team led to an unearned run as the Orange
team tacked on one more in the fourth and Moffett's second RBI in the sixth
gave the Orange team a four-run 6-2 advantage.
A two-run triple by Bibee, followed by Justin Parker's double, cut the
Orange team lead to 6-5 in the fifth, but the White team gave two back in
the sixth, on a sacrifice fly by Chris Burke and a wild pitch by Joe
Bertolino in taking an 8-5 lead.
The White team rallied with two runs in the seventh. Two wild pitches by
Orange team reliever Brummitt allowed Murks to score the game-tying run
after he drew a lead off walk to begin the eighth.
In the home run contest that preceded the game , the Orange squad, led by
Jeff Christensen and John Massey, out-muscled Corey Murks and Justin Parker
of the White team 11-8. Christensen slugged six out of the park, while
Massey hit five for the Orange. Parker led the White team with five, while
Murks had three.
The Vols will open the 2000 season with two games at Mercer, Jan.
Orange wins scrimmage by one run
Published: Mon Oct 18, 1999 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 02:00 p.m.