NEWARK, Del -- The University of Delaware baseball program held day one of the fall World Series Wednesday afternoon, as Team Blue defeated Team Gold 8-3.

Senior Colman Vila earned the win, contributing six strong innings for Team Blue striking out eight batters and allowing just two hits. At the plate, junior Kyle Baker produced a pair of singles and a double, driving a run.  Freshman Austin Colmery drove in a pair runs, while senior Diaz Nardo produced three hits. Mercer CC transfer Erik Bowren added a double and single.

Delgado Community College transfer Matt Rykaczewski went 2-for-4 with a run scored for Team Gold, while senior Nick Spadafino struck out six batters in five innings of work.  Freshman Ben Werkheiser drove in a pair of runs in the loss for Team Gold.

Team Gold and Blue square-off in game two Thursday afternoon. First pitch from Bob Hannah Stadium is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Junior Kyle Hinton is scheduled to start for Team Gold, while Cole Benjamin will take the hill for Team Blue.

Head Coach Jim Sherman

"Today was a great opportunity to watch our guys go after each other on the field. I thought it was extremely fun. Colman threw great for Team Blue, and I thought Spaddy threw well too. It was good to see some guys that have been banged-up get to play in a game situation. I look forward to seeing if Team Gold can bounce back tomorrow."


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