Zott, Bourque Carry Maize Past Blue in World Series Game Two
Zach Zott

Oct. 19, 2012

Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Wilpon Complex)
Event: Maize and Blue World Series (Game 2)
Score: Maize 6, Blue 3 (7 innings)
Next U-M Event: Sunday, Oct. 21 -- Maize and Blue World Series - Game 3 (Wilpon Complex), Noon

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Sophomore Zach Zott (Lake Orion, Mich./Lake Orion) had three hits, including a two-run home run, and classmate James Bourque (Ann Arbor, Mich./Huron) struck out five in four innings of work as the Maize team won its second straight game of the 2012 University of Michigan baseball team's Maize and Blue World Series, 6-3, over the Blue team Friday (Oct. 19). The game was a seven-inning contest at the Wilpon Complex, home of Ray Fisher Stadium.

Zott's home run gave the Maize a 2-0 lead in the top of the second. His round-tripper brought in sophomore Kevin White (Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne's-Belfield), who singled with one out in the second. Maize then put up three runs in the fourth. Freshman Matthew Dacey (Wyckoff, N.J./Don Bosco Prep) walked and went to second on a wild pitch. White then walked and both runners stole a base. Zott brought home Dacey with a single and sophomore Mike Dolloff (Davison, Mich./Davison) plated two with a sacrifice bunt.

The Blue team came back with a run in the bottom of the fourth as junior Michael O'Neill (Powell, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty) walked, stole second and scored on a single from freshman Jack Sexton (Goldens Bridge, N.Y./Fordham Prep). The Blue team scored twice in the fifth as sophomore Kyle Jusick (Portage, Mich./Portage Central) singled, moved to third on walks by sophomore Dominic Jamett (Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich./University Liggett School) and junior Alex Lakatos (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Holls Central) and scored on a fielder's choice from freshman Jacob Cronenworth (St. Clair, Mich./St. Clair). Jamett scored off freshman Travis Maezes' (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer) single.

The Maize team added a run in the sixth as White singled, moved to third on a Zott single and scored on a fielder's choice from sophomore Eric Jacobson (Chicago, Ill./St. Ignatius Prep).

On the mound, Bourque gave up two hits, a run and a walk with the five strikeouts. Dolloff came in and struck out a pair in the final 1 2/3 innings for the Maize team. Freshman Evan Hill (Mt. Pleasant, Mich./Mt. Pleasant) started for the Blue team, allowing two hits and two runs with a pair of strikeouts in two innings of work.

Zott had the three hits, while White had a pair and senior/junior John DiLaura (Clinton Twp., Mich./Warren DeLa Salle) had a pair of doubles for Maize.

The Maize and Blue World Series concludes this Sunday (Oct. 21), with game three starting at noon.

Contact: Kent Reichert (734) 763-4423

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