Royals take Lead in Final Series
Jr Royals take lead in Richardson Pioneer Fastball League
Rosebud JR Royals win 3-1
Over Rhein Rockets
WP Koby Faubert
Hr Evan Neibrandt Rockets
Friday night at RE/MAX Diamond in Wadena saw a intense ball game 1 of the Richardson Pioneer Men’s Fastball Finals. Veteran Pitcher Terry Peppler from the Rockets and 16 year old Koby Faubert didn’t allow many base runners all game in a low scoring battle. The Royals came out on top with error free defence and a great display of “small ball” to score some of their few base runners with bunts, stolen bases and Clutch hits.
The Royals jumped to a 1-0 lead in the 3rd but Evan Neibrandt quickly tied it up with a solo home run in the top of 4. The Royals speed was showcased in the bottom of 6 with Carter Petersen getting a lead off bunt single Between 3rd and the pitcher and a stolen base, followed by a 0-2 single by Luke Scutchings. Scutchings was able to reach 3rd off a stolen base and error and Lucas Ochitwa’s scored him on a groundout to 2nd to take the lead 3-1. Royals shut the Rockets bats down once again in the top of 7 for the win thanks to pitcher Koby Faubert and solid defence by the teenaged Royals.
Game 2 In Rhein 2:00 Saturday.
Game 3 if needed to follow extra inning Sudden death format.