DeMarini Dirty Stuns TaylorMade in Seventh Inning; Scoring 8 Runs to Win 32-31

DeMarini Dirty came out strong in their first at bat of the 2012 Men’s Major World Series, scoring 10 runs against TaylorMade. After a slow first inning for TaylorMade, they got some momentum in the second inning thanks to a grand slam by Branden Blake. TaylorMade spent the next four innings battling back and finally tied the game up 21-21. Brian Logan showed off his speed with not just one, but two in-the-park homeruns. DeMarini Dirty replaced pitcher Tony Elrod with Shawn Jones but TaylorMade still managed to take the lead 24-22 over Dirty in the fifth inning. After a big seventh inning, TaylorMade extended their lead to 31-24, challenging DeMarini Dirty to step things up in order to come away with the win. DeMarini Dirty started the game strong and definitely ended the game strong, collecting nine straight hits after their first two at bats of the seventh inning resulted in outs. With two outs, Chris Larsen came up to the plate to start things off with a double and came in to score after an RBI double by Collins. Collins also scored from an RBI single which was followed by a two-run homerun by David Moore, making it a 3 run game. Elrod, Castillo, Wrenn, Wilson and Santana all put the ball into play and finished the game, with Dirty coming out on top 32-31 over TaylorMade in an exciting first game. A great start to the 2012 Men’s Major World Series here at ESPN Wide World of Sports!

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