Blue and Red World Series set for this week

Players celebrate after scoring

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

pritchard@hanover.edu