Thursday, May 31, 2012
ROHRERS ROARS BACK
Orwigsburg Memorial Field
Well,cranks ,what can I say about the game played on Saturday, May 26? It scared the dust off my old cleats. What was happening out on the diamond I couldn’t say. Our boys came out and played the first inning as flat as a bleacher board.
Millers came to play. They hit us. They forced us to have errors. They were yelling and shouting like they were in the World Series. The voices heard from their bench were calling it their “Cinderella” game. Now don’t get me wrong, we played the ball well, but our hitting was behind schedule. At this point there were some motivational speeches coming from our dugout. Manager Grace yelled out to the club, “Come on, guys. It’s a game! Let`s go! Do you want to lose? You better wake up!!!” Our boys just stared and looked shocked. This can’t be true. We are losing the game! It is slipping away to Millers.
But one thing we all forget about this club is their refusal to loose. If you ask any of the cranks who witnessed this ball game about what the most outstanding feature of the game was, they’ll answer you:
Oh, boy, you should have seen our boys in the top of the 5th….M. J. was at bat and got walked. One man on. The score stood 4-1 Millers. Drew banged out a double and sent M.J. home. Score: 4-2 Millers. Big Jakob stepped into the box and slammed a double out to left field sending Drew home. Score: 4-3 Millers. Nate, poised as always, took all his pitches with two foul balls off his bat and on a full count was walked. Now, two men on. Up next was Dylan Biever. Miller`s pitcher took a slight break and looked around the diamond. He came out of the stretch and was going to try and overpower Dylan with a fast ball. But before he could, Dylan smashed the apple to deep center with Millers fielders chasing after it sending Nate around the bases. Dylan zoomed around the infield with lighting speed and once again pulled the team through with another inside the park homer putting Rohrers ahead 6-5.
Our boys did it again! They came from behind and pulled out an almost sure loss. Drew bagged a triple out in the top of the 6th which drove home M.J. for another score making the final 6-5.
Our boys did some fine fielding in this game. M. J. pitched an excellent game. Jake finished Millers off with some nice strike outs and played first base like a pro. Dylan made a great jumping catch for an out. Nate had a close call at third with a fine throw from Drew who was catching.
of our rookies, nailed a fastball between 2nd and first for a nice
hit and a single. T.J. caught a few innings and did well. Chase Weiser, Blake
Lipko, Dylan Grace and Seth Grube kept the outfield safe and secure.
It was a great come back from a fine Rohrers team who played some thrilling base ball. At first, they looked like they lost faith in their ability to play the game but ,to this writer, they look like the Rock of Gibraltar.
Now, our next opponent is the only club to beat Rohrers this year. Let`s hope we can avenge our previous losses to Bedways. It`s up to our boys!
OUR BOYS IN ACTION
MEMORIAL DAY PARADE ORWIGSBURG