SAINT LEO, Fla. - Game 1 of the 2012 Blood Bowl, originally scheduled to go seven innings, quickly turned into a standard nine. The Black squad would open scoring by pushing one run across in the bottom of the first when Nick Gill would score on a Michael Revell sacrifice fly to centerfield. The Gold team would then put a run on the board in the top of the second frame when an infield single by Michael Callahan scored Daniel Torres who had led off the inning with a double.
The game stayed tied at one until Gold team centerfielder Cole Stancil led off the ninth with a single to right field. Stancil would then advance to second on a wild pitch and later score on a Bobby Twitty single down the rightfield line. Stephen Grove came in on the mound to shut down the Black team in the bottom of the frame to earn the save and seal up the opening game victory.
Game 2 is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Thursday with the Gold team leading the series 1-0. Admission is free to the public.