Gold takes Game 1 of Purple-Gold World Series

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (ECU) – Ben Newton and Alex Makarewicz each drove in a pair of runs, while Ryder Giles earned the win as Gold took game one of the 2019 Purple-Gold World Series, 4-2, Friday afternoon at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium.

Trailing 1-0 heading to the bottom of the sixth inning, Bryson Worrell got things going with a single through the right side that broke up Purple’s no-hit bid. Giles pushed Worrell over to second with a ground out and Carson Wisenhunt’s infield single loaded the bases for Newton, who doubled to right center scoring Worrell and Wisenhunt. Makarewicz followed with a two-RBI single to center plating Matt James and Newton.

Giles (1-0) notched the win in relief allowing one hit and striking out one in an inning of work. Nick Logusch picked up the save working a scoreless seventh where he fanned one and walked two. Gold starter Bradley Wilson gave up one run (earned) on four hits with a pair of walks and a strikeout in three frames. Garrett Saylor had two clean frames out of the bullpen with a pair of strikeouts, while Connor Norby allowed one run (earned) on one hit with a walk.

Zach Agnos (0-1) suffered the loss giving up three runs (all earned) on three hits and a walk in the sixth frame. Starter Cam Colmore tossed 3.1 scoreless frames without allowing a hit, striking out four and walking two. Nate Nabholz pitched two-thirds of an inning, while Carter Spivey threw one inning surrendering a run (earned) on one hit with a punch out.

Seth Caddell wasted little time in getting Purple on the board hitting a solo home run to left-center with one out in the top of the first inning for a 1-0 lead. Purple had a chance to extend the lead after Trevor Losito loaded the bases with a walk, but Bradley Wilson got Justin Wilcoxen to pop out to third to end the stanza.

Christian Smallwood and Trevor Losito each tallied a pair of base knocks to lead all hitters on the day.

Game two of the World Series is slated for Saturday, Nov. 2 with a 1:10 p.m. (EDT) scheduled first pitch.