LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Black squad won its third consecutive game, to complete an improbable series comeback and defeat the Blue 4-2 in game seven of the Kentucky baseball Fall World Series held Saturday at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

After facing a 3-1 series deficit following game four, the Black team appeared in an insurmountable hole. Hot hitting and timely pitching from players such as Sean Coughlin, Sawyer Carroll, Mike Brown, and Chris Rusin delivered the squad a spirited victory over their teammates in the annual intra-squad scrimmage.

The Black jumped out and scored at its first opportunity beginning when leadoff hitter Jason Kipnis singled and first baseman Sawyer Carroll followed with a base hit. Senior catcher Sean Coughlin, a second-team All-American a year ago, drove in Kipnis with a single. Anthony Ottrando, who starred in the Florida Collegiate Summer League this summer, hit into a ground out which plated Carroll to give the Black a 2-0 lead.

Senior Mike Brown got the Black rally started in the third, reaching via a single. Carroll doubled and Coughlin drove in his second and third RBI of the game, scoring Brown and Carroll to give the Black a commanding 4-0 lead.

The Blue finally got on the board in the fifth as Kevin Bishop reached on a two-bagger and Michael Seaborn singled. Outfielder Bryan Rose drove in Bishop for the Blue’s first run, narrowing the Black margin to 4-1.

Slugger Collin Cowgill homered over the left-field fence for the Blue in the sixth, for the final margin 4-2.

Southpaw Chris Rusin got the win for the Black, hurling three inning of scoreless ball before handing the ball over to Jonathan Huff and Brock Baber, who earned the save. Junior Andrew Albers took the loss for the Blue.

The game completes fall practice for the defending Southeastern Conference Champions. Kentucky will begin the 2007 season February 16-18 with a three-game series at Furman.

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