Baseball’s Success

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After a couple of rainouts, baseball was finally about to start league with three games in two days including a doubleheader against Nevada Union on Friday. With the league up for grabs by any SFL team, the hard fourth sweep was a good start for the Thunder.

The team faces a big test with games against Del Oro today, Tuesday and Thursday.

Rocklin won at NU 1-0 last Thursday behind Logan Webb’s one-hitter.

In the Friday twinbill,  the first game’s final score was 5-3 after 10 innings. Tied 3-3 going into the 10th inning, a couple of base hits and a double scored the two runs that gave the RHS team the win.

Junior Jason Palmer started the first game, and senior Jackson Dennis came in during the 3rd inning as relief, with baserunners on and two outs.  

“I usually come in during heavy situations as relief,” Dennis said. “I know that the defense has my back and will make the plays, so that makes it easier to throw.” He did not allow a run through the rest of the game.

The second game was not as close, with a score of 11-1. Ryan Smith pitched this game.

“They couldn’t hit the fastball,” Smith said about the Nevada Union offense. “My coaches told me to just throw that.”

The baseball team is currently 6-5 on the season, and a good contender for the league championship.

“There were a lot of upsets last week,” Smith said about the SFL baseball teams. He believes that RHS could win the league, especially with a roster of guys that can play the game.

Eric Peterson, the starting catcher, caught both games for a total of 17 innings. He also had two hits in the doubleheader.

Dennis is also hopeful for the season. “We’ve had our ups and downs, but we are coming together at the right time.”