Nelson then knocked a pitch up the middle to drive in Maddox and end the game. Nelson finished 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored.
“I was just looking for a fastball,” Nelson said.
“He gave me a curveball that hung, and I drove it.”
Zarbnisky breezed through the first three innings of the game, at one point retiring eight consecutive Gold hitters. Gold finally started getting to him in the fourth and fifth innings, sending seven to the plate both times, but by that point Gold was so far behind it could do little more than delay the run rule.
With two runners on in the top of the fifth, Bush chased down a deep shot from Gold’s Shawn Treat in center field, falling backwards but still securing the catch to end the inning.
“We let them get too far ahead,” Gold coach Randy Smith said of Zarbnisky.
“You can’t take anything away — they swung the bats very well. Every fastball we threw in there, they hit.”
Sullivan also had a three-hit game for Georgia, and Zarbnisky and Sullivan both had two-hit games. Morris and Wall had Gold’s only hits, and Southerland, Wall and Gabe Littlejim all got on base twice.
All Day 4 scores, at Mike Deak Field in McAlester:
Mississippi 6, Tennessee 3
Texas 13, Georgia 5
Georgia 11, Oklahoma Gold 3
Missouri 17, Canada 12
Current standings (tiebreakers based on head-to-head records and total runs allowed):
|4) Oklahoma Gold||3-2|
|7) Oklahoma Blue||2-3|
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