HANOVER, Ind. – The Hanover baseball team will conclude its annual fall, non-traditional season this week with the best-of-three Blue and Red World Series at K.T. Young Ballpark.
The Series, which will wrap up the Panthers' four-week fall season, will begin Wednesday, Oct. 11 with a seven-inning contest, and will be followed by seven-inning games Thursday and Friday.
The fall roster has been split up evenly and will be coached by selected team leaders. Senior John Scheil (Indianapolis, Ind.) and junior Ty Stover (Galveston, Ind.) will serve as player/coaches for Team Blue, while senior Jack Shine (New Albany, Ind.) and junior Chase Sizemore (Indianapolis, Ind.) will fill similar roles for Team Red.
Team Red won the coin toss and will be the home team in game one with Team Blue as the home team in game two. Another coin toss following game two will decide the home team in the final contest.
Tentative starting pitchers have been set for all three games. The Scheil/Stover-led team will send sophomore left-hander Zach Chapman (Loveland, Ohio) to start game one. Chapman will be opposed by junior right-hander Garett Zorb (Medina, Ohio).
Game two is slated to have another sophomore lefty, Tanner Simpson (Mitchell, Ohio) start for Team Blue against freshman right-hander Eli Copner (Zionsville, Ind.).
The final game will feature freshman right-hander Grant Larimore (LaGrange, Ky.) square off against Team Red junior left-hander David Herrmann (Fishers, Ind.).
"There's no better way to evaluate talent than a little friendly competition between friends and teammates," Shine said.
First pitch for game one Wednesday is tentatively set for 4:30 p.m. at K.T. Young Ballpark.
|Team Red||Yr.||Pos.||Team Blue||Yr.||Pos.|
|Drew Shafer||Sr.||C||John Schiel||Sr.||OF|
|Jack Shine||Sr.||IF||Brooks Bailey||Jr.||OF|
|David Blanco||Jr.||P||Bryce Fields||Jr.||OF|
|Tyler Fitch||Jr.||C||David Herrmann||Jr.||P/OF|
|Braydan Luce||Jr.||P||Ty Stover||Jr.||1B|
|Josh Meszaros||Jr.||OF||Garrett Zorb||Jr.||P|
|Sam Orem||Jr.||OF||Spencer Coop||So.||IF|
|Chase Sizemore||Jr.||IF||Brayden Imel||So.||C|
|Zach Chapman||So.||P||David Jung||So.||P|
|Jay Lorenz||So.||OF||Joe Kroger||So.||IF|
|Tanner Simpson||So.||P||Hayden McIlwain||So.||P|
|Mark Walkenhorst||So.||P||Ceaton Bowman||Fr.||P/IF|
|Dakota Handorf||Fr.||1B||Nick Ciuffetelli||Fr.||C|
|Grant Larimore||Fr.||P/IF||Eli Copner||Fr.||P|
|Grant Paris||Fr.||P||George Dant||Fr.||P/IF|
|Justin Pope||Fr.||P/OF||Jonathan Estrada||Fr.||P|
|Matt Vetor||Fr.||C||Drayven Hoyle||Fr.||IF|
|Cory Walker||Fr.||IF||Zeke Porta||Fr.||IF|
Contact: Mike Pritchard