COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Team Papio used a five-run third, highlighted by a Will Watson three-run single, to push past Team Martir, 6-5, in game two of the Fall World Series at Bob “Turtle” Smith Stadium Sunday night.
Team Martir struck first in the opening half inning. Nickens continued his solid start to the series with a solo home run to right center. After sophomore Marty Costes singled, Cieri slapped a single into the gap in left center to put Team Martir up 2-0.
In the second, Cieri blasted a three-run bomb over the right field fence to extend the lead to 5-0. Cieri has six RBIs in two games in the Fall World Series.
Team Martir starter Cameron Enck was solid through two frames, but was chased in the third. After sophomore Nick Dunn ripped an opposite field double into left to plate a pair, Watson slapped a single with the bases loaded that got past freshman Nathan Panzer in left field. Three runs scored on the play to tie to the game.
A bases loaded wild pitch in the fourth gave Team Papio a lead it would not relinquish. Junior Ryan Hill picked up the save and combined with left-hander Andrew Miller and right-hander Jamal Wade to throw three scoreless frames to end the contest. Miller picked up the win.
The final game of the Fall World Series takes place Tuesday with first pitch from Bob “Turtle” Smith Stadium scheduled for 4:30 p.m.