KALAMAZOO, Mich.- Tim Cross pounded out three hits in leading Black to a 12-10 victory over Gray to seal the Fall World Series, 3-0.
In all, the Black team pounded out 12 hits with seven of them going for extra bases.
Forton also came in to pitch the eighth and ninth to pick up the victory, striking out four of the six batters he faced.
The Gray team battled throughout coming back from two deficits in the game with three runs in the sixth to tie it at four and then six runs in the seventh to tie it at 10 all, but it wasn’t meant to be.
Sophomore Jamie Simpson added a three-run homer for Gray, tying the game in the sixth.
Games four and five will be played to finish out the series starting this Sunday at noon.