Ram hurler Dustin Wolownik pitching against Grand Haven. ~ Photo by Jeannie Gregory
ROCKFORD – The Rams freshman baseball team played host to Grand Haven, Tuesday, May 7, and split the doubleheader with the Bucs. Rockford dropped the first game by a 3-2 score but came back in the second and earned a 2-0 victory. The games move the team’s record to 11-6 on the season.
In the 3-2 loss, Grand Haven owned the lead scoring two runs in the first inning and one in the third, with potent Bucs pitching holding the Rams scoreless until the fifth inning when the Rams were able to plate two runs. Josh Berridge started off the bottom of the fifth with a single to left field and was able to move into scoring position by stealing second. Mason Powell reached on an error by the Grand Haven shortstop and Berridge advanced to third on the play. Another costly error on by Grand Haven’s second baseman allowed Dustin Wolownik to move to first and Berridge to plate the Rams’ first run of the game. A single by Lane Adams found the Rams able to draw within one with a 3-2 score, but that was as close as Rockford could get for the game.
The Rams were 4-for-21 at the plate as a team. Luke Johnson, Berridge, Adams and Will Haggerty each had a hit apiece, with Haggerty bagging a double. Johnson suffered the loss on the mound even with an impressive outhing. Johnson went five innings giving up three runs (1ER) on two hits and four walks, while impressively fanning nine Bucs.
In the 2-0 victory, Ram hurler Wolownik pitched a gem in the shut out giving up only one hit and no walks, while sitting down seven Bucs in the process. The Rams were 4-for-15 at the plate with Jacob Austin going 1-for-2 with an RBI. Dylan Rawlings, Daniel Dettwiler and Berridge each chipped in a hit apiece.
Kyron Dixon ~ Photo by Jeannie Gregory
Camden Whyte ~ Photo by Jeannie Gregory
Dylan Rawlings ~ Photo by Jeannie Gregory
Daniel Dettwiler ~ Photo by Jeannie Gregory
Jason Wiley ~ Photo by Jeannie Gregory