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Saturday, May 13
Unfinished business? The Rochester Rockies who played in last fall's semi-final game that ended on a dubious out call with the team rallying and the bases loaded with the meat of the order due up to a man will say so. The Padres walked away with a win and on to another Rochester NABA 28+League Championship. The Rockies just left shaking their heads at the bad ending to a great season.
But that was all in the past as Opening Day was here a week late and their old nemisis The Padres was sitting in the other dugout again. Dan Playfair (4.0 IP, 1 k, 4 bb.s 3runs ( 1 earned) took to the hill to start off 2017. The top of the first saw the Padres get 3 runs on base stranding two as Playfair with a little defensive help wiggled off the hook.The Rockies shook off the dust in the bottom half of the inning and put two runs up on Gaup the Padres starter. Pat Tulloch(1-3, 1 rbi) drew a walk and Gabe Vargas(2-4,2 doubles 1 rbi) doubled. Tyler Reid (2-2, double, rbi) walked, Matt Cook (3-4, 2 rbi's) hit to short and Reid was out at second on the fielder's choice. Josh Paine(1-3, 2 rbi's)walked to reload the bases and Chris Fogarty's walk scored Vargas to give the Rockies a 2-0 lead after 1. The Padres got one back in the second using a leadoff walk by Dom Tubolino Jr. a stolen base and a base hit by the ageless Mark Manioci to plate a run. In the bottom half of the inning the Rockies got a 2 out rally as late arriving Lucas Teter (2-3) singled, stole second and scored on Pat Tulloch'sbase hit giving the Rockies a 3-1 lead after two innings. After a scoreless third inning, the Padres tied the game in the fourth by scoring two runs on no hits,two walks and two Rockie errors. A leadoff walk to Dennis Tubolino who stole second followed by a throwing error on Dom Tubolino's bunt brought in a run. A walk, a wild pitch, and a sac fly scored the second one as the Padres tied the score 3-3 without a hit in the inning. The Padres brought in their ace Rockie Killer Mark Manioci (5.0 IP, 5 runs, 7 hits) to close the deal. After a scoreless bottom of the fourth, the Rockies caught up with him in the fifth. Teter led off with a single, followed by one out doubles by Vargas and Reid and a single by Cook scoring 3 runs in the inning and staking new Rockies pitcher Drew Rice to a 6-3 lead. ( 5.0 IP, 1k, 3 walks, no runs) who promptly set down the side in the fifth, stranded a runner in the 6th, 7th, and 8th. The Rockies struck again in the bottom of the 8th. Reid and Cook had back to back singles and Paine's double brought in Reid. Cook scored on Ben LaPlante's sac fly and the Rockies had an 8-3 lead going into the 9th. The Padres had runners on first and second after a base hit and a hit batter one out later, but Vargas. fieled a ground ball up the middle tapped second base and threw to first to end the threat and the game allowing the Rockies to walk off with a 8-3 win.
Thursday, April 24
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"Life is not fair, but John Scarpelli was". The Rochester Baseball Community mourns the passing of John Scarpelli on April 23rd, 2014 at age 47. The founder and president of the Rochester NABA League leaves behind his wife Anne and four school age children. John founded the Rochester NABA in 1993 as a place for the "other guy" who played for the love of the game to play ball. He was elected to the NABA Hall of Fame in 2006 and also served as a member of the Fairport Little League Board of Directors.
John watched his league grow to its current state of 16 teams in the 18+ Wood Bat and 14 teams in the 28+ Wood Bat Leagues., making Rochester NABA one of the largest programs in the country. John loved the game and his "Sandlot Days" played at some of the best baseball locations in the Rochester area were open to all and a great way to spend a day at the ball park. All Star games too were special times for the guys that made them.
John's loss for us here, is heavens gain, baseball just got a whole lot better there.
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