BIG BATS AND SOME HARD HURLERS
ROHRER'S WINS A BIG ONE!
MAY 27, 2013
ROHRER’S NAILS BOYER’S 7-1
Memorial Day, 2013
“No team ever looked more intense than they did. Getting on the field with them was akin to stepping into a wading pool with jaws.”
Red Sox pitcher Bill Lee on the Yankees after their record 14 ½ game come back in 1978
Rohrer’s snatch victory in a thrilling climax after pep talk by Manager Grace to the club.
It was a perfect day for baseball with blue skies and warm temperatures. Memorial Day found the boys of the Rohrer’s ballclub tipping the scale and beating the Boyer’s club in a fine exhibition of baseball.
In the top of the first, Blake Lipko started the club off and went down swinging against the Boyers fast left hander, Kaleb Sophy. Next up was Dylan Biever who got the club rolling with a hard hit triple. Slugger Brent Kaunas walked at his turn and big Nate Dixon got fanned and looked like he wanted to break his bat.
Left hander Dylan Biever took the mound for the Rohrer’s club. After getting his wing in throwing order, he let go a single, walked a batter, then a short hopper to first baseman Nate Dixon, followed by another walk and two strike outs to end the inning.
Top of the second saw Dylan Grace ground out. T.J. Schappell strike out. J. T. Fulkrod walked and Kyle Bainbridge ground out.
Dylan, still on the mound, kept the game very close as the first batter up grounds out, then strikes out the next batter. He walks the third batter and the next hitter pops one up and it is caught by second baseman J.T. Fulkrod for the out which ends the inning.
In the third, Troy Oswald stepped into the batter`s box and went down swinging. Back to the top of the order as Blake hits to center field for a single. Dylan Biever walked. Brent Kaunas got a hard hit 2 run double getting the club moving on its time at bat. Nate blasts a low flying single for another RBI. Dylan Grace strikes out.
In the bottom of the third, Dylan gives up a single. Next batter hits one right toward Brent Kaunas at short stop who catches the ball and throws to third for another out .This play got the fans applauding. The last batter up strikes out.
With Rohrer`s turn at bat J.T. Fulkrod strikes out. Kyle Bainbridge tears the cover off the ball with a great hit to deep center for a single. Troy strikes out. With the return to the top of the order, Blake Lipko gets walked. Dylan strikes out.
In the bottom of the fourth, Manager Grace has a pitching change and brings in the fast right hander, Brent Kaunas. Brent’s first pitch is a high pop up to J.T. Fulkrod who makes a fine catch for the out. Brent strikes out the next batter for the out.
Manager Grace called the club together outside the dugout and told the boys, “Guys, stay up now! You got to go out and take it from them, not just hanging in there. Take it from them!” With a look of determination, grit and resolve, the club went to the bat with an enthusiasm this writer hasn`t seen lately.
Inspired by Manager Grace`s words, Brent blasted a hit to deep center for a standup double. Nate Dixon followed and banged out a line drive for a single, scoring Brent. Dylan Grace blasted another single. Andrew Phillips goes down swinging with J.T Fulkrod taking first on a catcher dropped ball and on an over throw takes second. Kyle Bainbridge gets an RBI single bringing home J.T.
Score : 6-1 Rohrer’s.
Brent, in fine pitcher form as usual, lets a single get out. Pausing and staring down the next batter, Brent strikes him out. The next batter goes down in three as does the fourth batter.
1, 2, 3, Nice pitching from the right hander!
Troy at bat strikes out in the top of the 6th while Blake nails a double. Dylan Biever gets a sacrifice fly to score Blake. Brent pops out to short right.
Brent, on the mound, finishes the game with a ground out to first and two strike outs giving the game to Rohrer’s 7-1 on this beautiful Memorial Day.
This game was a thrilling ace for the cranks of the Rohrer’s club as the boys moved to first place in the second half.
The afternoon contest, much more exciting and full of loose play, great pitching and free hitting ended in triumph for the Rohrer’s ball club. It was different to see our boys play a full six innings, after the last few games of just four.
Now, let`s see what the boys can do as we approach the end of the season. See you at the next game, cranks !