Photo by Jeannie Gregory
One hit. That’s all the Red Arrows needed to down the Rams on the diamond, Saturday, June 2. The game was the Rams’ district opener on their home field, Rockford High School. Lowell tallied one run on that one hit, and their pitcher, Brady Douma, tossed a no-hitter to ensure the victory.
The game was scoreless until the bottom of the fourth inning. A Ram error allowed a Lowell base runner to make it to first, and the following Red Arrow drew a walk, which moved the runner to second. Lowell turned to small ball, dropping a sacrifice bunt to advance the runners to second and third. The next batter again bunted with Ram third baseman James Bird tossing the ball to Khale Showers at home to get the lead runner to register the second out of the inning. The Lowell base runner advanced, and the Red Arrows had runners at first and third. Before the Rams could get the final out of the inning, Lowell was able to score on a wild pitch to move the score to 1-0. It was all the Red Arrows would need, as the Rams were unable to string together any offense for the rest of the game against Douma’s impressive talent on the mound, to make a scoring threat.
Ram Jake Englekes was the only Ram base
runner on the day, drawing a walk. A sacrifice off the bat of Trey Herblet advanced him to second, but then Douma slammed the door on the Rockford offense.
The Rams closed out their season with a record of 23-9.