Studs earn first victory in NBC World Series play

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By Luke Olson

As always, the Studs pitching gives each of their opponents much ado. Knowing the staff will hold it down, it gives the offense assertiveness to squelch opposing pitchers.

Led by David Benson, he tossed six innings allowing just one earned run. He surrendered seven hits, one walk and struck out six. He faced difficulty in the sixth, as the leadoff batter sent one over the fence to cut the Studs lead. But, he maneuvered his way out of it–leaving runners on second and third to get out of the inning and to diminish the Lonestars Baseball Club’s hopes of tacking on more.

The Seattle Studs earned their first victory of the the NBC World Series, 7-1. Among four pool brackets, the Studs are in ‘Pool A’ and in the first game last Friday, fell to the Dodge City, KS A’s, 4-3.

It was different this time around–the Studs were not going to fall in back-to-back games, putting themselves in jeopardy of possible elimination from the bracket. They capitalized early with Kyle Boe’s double to center field to bring in the former MVP of the tournament in 2015–Connor Savage. Landon Riker followed with a single to center to add one more and a wild-pitch later brought in Boe for the Studs to take a 3-0 lead.

They added three more in the sixth in the least fashionable way. And they did it with two outs.

Henry Cheney led off the inning with a single–but was stranded until Savage advanced to first on an error by the shortstop–and eventually had Cheney come all the way around home to score. Savage advanced to second. A couple walks had them loaded–and Riker decided to extend the Studs comfortable lead to five with his ground rule double that scored two.

“Our coach talked to us last night about playing today with a chip on our shoulder, and that’s exactly what we did,” Riker said. “David Benson came out and pitched lights out and our offense got timely hitting and we won.”

The scorching weather was no problem today. Hitting around mid 90’s, it was elusive to get use to, but their plan to win today came to fruition.

“We kind of got use to it today,” Riker stated. “Yesterday, we were not really use to it.”

The Studs next matchup is TBA. Check out the World Series and more information here: https://nbcbaseball.com

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