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Posted Jun 19/17 - rockets go 2-2 in south bend trip

yearly business trip to south bend, rockets go 2-0 over mishawaka brewers then 0-2 vs hammond lakers

so easily could have been 3-1 even possibly 4-0 

very competitive contests vs. potential tournament foes, rockets ride bollenbacker complete game effort in game 1 

he fans 11, scatters 5 hits goes the distance, tied in the last inn tinsley clutch double brings home game winner

tinsley 2 doubles, rockets had 4 hits , geeslin stole home in the 1st inn

game ends with line drive to 3rd waters on the spot snares it and doubles off guy at first,

says coach harper ,,,,,,these games vs portland are tournamentesque

special thanks to coach seth zartman for gracious use of the lovely bethel college field, such a nice thing and a nice place

pilot of the pilots, he is a former rocket playing in portland in the late 80s with the luces, nunley, deckman and all

he was a slugger extraordinare, from caston high school, he has his name in record books in basketball as well

coach zartman is in his 15th year at bethel, and we say a BIG thanks

this arrangement at bethel may be in store next year as well,

rockets also say hello to long time south bend friend and senators manager ron milovich

sun trip to hammond, 4 hrs away was really a game to appreciate, rockets and hammond lakers met in 2015 regionals, they won then\

they won twice sun, but game one was really in our hands only to slip away, max habegger the 19 yr. old lefty was shutting em down

escaped some jams in the 4th 5th, they got 2 in the 6th but max no earned runs given,

score tied going into the 7th tanner hits his second 2 run hr and we lead 4-2

reliever andrew shepherd was touched for 3 run on 4 hits, but we sill had the lead with bases loaded one out,

now 2 out mitch waters comes in to strike out their #8 hitter but with bases loaded 2 out full count pitch is hit thru the middle for the 2 run walk off

ouch x 2

rockets lose chance to go 3-0 on weekend, woulda coulda shoulda

rockets drop the last game, fellas were tired but battled, got down 2-0 early behind starter chase ruiz, 

but chandler jacks came in strikes out the side in the 5th , they get 2 unearned with 2 out in the 6 \ a 2-1 game becomes a 4-1 loss

record 8-6

catcher cody krumlauf returns, he from auburn was team captain at earlham, now graduated he will participate in a pro day tryout tues in chicago

he played for portland 3 years ago, he lead the team this weekend going 6-12

tinsley had 5 hits, tanner 3 hits all home runs, waters 3 hits, geeslin 3 hits, 2 for becher

rockets only hit .223 for the 4 game stint, still outscored competition 19-12

next game:  wed 7pm at indiana tech vs northeast kekionga

zach short starter 

next home game is sunday june 25th vs kekionaga 1pm dh in portland, its rotary club day

 





 


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