Thanks to Mike “12 pitch minimum” Gaspar, we have an excellent recap of Sunday’s game. Sounds like it was a real barn burner!
It was another sunny, warm winter day at west sunset. We started the game 8 on 9 and by the third inning or so it was 10 on 10. Tony Rojas started for the home team. He had the full arsenal working plus a changeup that Greg had taught him during warm ups. Talk about a fast learner. Starting for the visitors was Will Rockwell.
The visitors grabbed an early 1-0 lead on and rbi single by j.t. who had just gotten back from fantasy camp, and had plenty of tips to share. It could have been 2-0 but will was cut down at home trying to score on a sac. fly (if you were scoring at home it went 8 to 1 to 2).
Somewhere in middle innings the homers started to flex their muscles and took a 5-1 lead. but the visitors scrapped back with a two spot. Tony gave way to Johnny and the homer's bats really woke up to the tune of five runs and then added a few more along the way. Carter Rockwell came in to relieve his brother and managed to slow the bleeding a bit.
Fast forward to the top of ninth. The visitors refused to go down without a fight. Greg had come in for Johnny and got the first two outs. Then yours truly started the rally with a solid single. More hits and some shoddy defense followed and the visitors had some life. Carter crushed one to deep center that just nicked off of Tony’s glove and we thought we had a chance. but alas the rally fell short. but we were glad we went down fighting.
Final score: 13-10
* J.t. had some nice plays in right
* Loren hit a bomb to right center
* Stoner had a triple
* Bob did not get hit.
* But Will Erickson did. Three times. Twice in one a.b.