Hunter Renfroe and young pitchers shine in Maroon-White World Series

Did y’all see who won the World Series?

It wasn’t the big one, but while most eyes were on the football field over the weekend, John Cohen’s club played the annual Maroon-White World Series to close out fall ball, and the White team won all three games, sweeping the Maroons.

You can find full stories on each of the wins on HailState.com, should you be interested in such things.

For some perspective on what all of it actually means, a quick note on some of the main players on each team:

  • White: Pitchers Kendall Graveman, Evan Mitchell, Jonathan Holder and Trevor Fitts, with Adam Frazier, Hunter Renfroe, Nick Ammirati and Sam Frost among the positional players.
  • Maroon: Pitchers Jacob Lindgren, Ben Bracewell, Chad Girodo and Will Cox, with C.T. Bradford, Mitch Slauter, Demarcus Henderson and Nic Flair among the positional players.

I don’t have the full stats, but I do have some numbers on the pitchers, as well an impressive performance at the plate.

Junior outfielder Hunter Renfroe, who nearly re-wrote the record book in summer league baseball, racked up six hits over the weekend, including a 3-4 day at the plate in Friday’s 6-2 win for the White team.

Ben Bracewell took the loss for the Maroon on Friday, though starter Jacob Lindgren made it through five innings only giving up one run on five hits.

Kendall Graveman was impressive for the White that evening, striking out four batters in six innings, giving up six hits in the process.

On Saturday, Evan Mitchell pitched 5 2/3 innings, giving up two runs on six hits, and sophomore closer Jonathan Holder pitched a scoreless ninth inning to seal the victory.

On Sunday, sophomore Trevor Fitts registered seven strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings of work, allowing one run on three hits for the White team.

Fellow sophomore Will Cox spent five innings on the mound for the Maroon squad in the series finale, tallying five strikeouts and conceding one run on five hits.

The final scores of the three games, all won by White: 6-2 on Friday, 8-3 on Saturday and 2-1 on Sunday.

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