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ROCHESTER ROCKIES 2005 & 2008 Rochester NABA Champs & 1996 RMSBL Champs

Proudly Playing in our 14th Rochester NABA Season!!!

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Tuesday, May 24
ROCKIES OUTLAST METS 13-3: Sova Gets First Win With 8 K's

2 IP in relief.
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The Rockies met the Mets in a Sunday afternoon game at Bucklank Park Field in Brighton. Paul Sova (6.0 IP, 8 k's, 5 hits 1 run, 1 walk) made his first start as a Rockie a good one. The long time NABA 18 + Cubs ace recorded 7 K's in his first four innings and used only 6 pitches in both the second and third innings. A nifty bases loaded dp by the Rockies middle infield of Josh Paine abnd Jimmy Guerreri got him out of the fifth and a leadoff hit in the sixth with a stolen base and two ground balls allowed for the Mets only run against him. Jon Aylward (2.0 IP 2 hits, 2 runs) pitched the 7th and 8th for the Rockies and allowed a couple runs in the seventh before getting the Mets 1-2-3 in the eighth to end the game via the 10 run rule. Mets starter Adam Curslin held the Rockies off the board until the sixth inning before tiring as the Rockies brought 13 men to the plate in the inning and scored 7 times.  Bill Schnupp (1-3) started the inning with a base hit, Brent Wasson (1-1) followed with a base knock, Jimmy Guerreri (1-3) walked and Pat Tulloch(2-3, 3 rbi's) drove in two runs with a base knock. Matt Cook (2-3, double) singled in two more runs, Ben LaPlante walked, Lucas Teter walked in a run, Chris Fogart (1-3) walked in another and  Andy Liddell(1-4, double) drove in two more to give the Rockies a 7-0 lead. The Mets made it 7-1 in the bottom of the sixth. The Rockies made it 11 -1 in the top of the seventh with Alyward and Wasson reaching on walks and base hits by Guerreri and Tulloch with two outs scoring runs. The Mets got aa couple runs in the bottom of the seventh to make it 11-3 and delay the run rule. Two runs in the top of the eighth on a hit by Josh Paine(1-3) and two walks and a couple of wild pitches made it 13 -3 before Alyward pitched three quick outs in the bottom of the innig to end the game 13-3 in favor of the 3-0 Rockies. The Mets fall to 1-2 on the young season.

Friday, May 20
ROCKIES Quiet The STORM 13-0: Wasson throws No-No with 13 K's

2-3, 2 runs scored.
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The Rochester Rockies played  The Storm in a makeup game at Penfield Senior Stadium and took a 13 -0 win over their division rivals. Brent Wasson ( 6.0 IP, 13 K's, no hits, no runs, 1 hbp,) faced only 19 hitters over six innings in his first start since 2014. Wasson struck out the side in the 2nd and 4th and also recorded three strikeouts in the third around a hit batsman to basicly strikeout the entire Storm order in three consecutive innings and allowed only two runners to reach second base.  Jimmy Guerreri (2-3) had two hits for the Rockies.  The Rockies are 2-0 on the young season and face the Mets in a Sunday afternoon game at Buckland Field at 1 PM.

Saturday, May 7
ROCKIES Shackle PIRATES 6-0: Wasson hits 3 Run Homer in 6th

2B, HR, 2 rbi
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The Rochester Rockies opened their 2016 season with a 6-0 victory over the Pirates in a Saturday afternoon game vs. The Pirates played a t Buckland Field in Brighton. Jon Alyward (5 IP, 4 K's, 4 hits, 1 BB, 0 runs) started and got the win. Paul Sova(3 IP, 8 K's, 0 hits, 1 BB) came in in long relief and Brent Wasson ( 1 IP, 2 K's) closed in the 9th with three quick outs to secure the win.  The line total  32 BF, 0 Runs,  4 hits,  2 BB's, 14 K's).

The Rockies offense faced a stiff test on Opening Day in Pirates pitcher Jeremy Hulbert (8 IP  10 hits, 11 K's 6 runs)      Jim Guerreri ( (1-2, 2 runs scorred) singled to lead off the game for the Rockies moved to third on Brent Wasson's (2-3, double , homer 2 rbi's) double and scored on Tyler Reid's ground ball to short. the score remained 1-0 until the fifth with catcher Pat Tulloch (2-3, rbi) erasing a couple Pirate runners on the bases to take them out of potential scoring position. In the bottom of the 6th Ben LaPlante (2-3) singled with one out, moved to second on Paul Sova's ground ball, a throwing error caused by Josh Paine running hard on a ground ball to short got him to third and Lucas Teter's(1-3, rbi)  clutch opposite field single just inside the bag cashed the run for a 2-0 lead after five. Paul Sova came in andd retired the next six hitter's he faced, 5 via the strikeout route. In the bottom of the sixth with two outs the top of the Rockies order took this one over. Guerreri walked and stole second. Tulloch singled in Guerreri and then Brent Wasson launched a Hulbert fastball over the left field fence for a line drive home run to give the Rockies a 5-0 lead. Sova allowed two Pirates to reach base in the 8th after two more K's and actually had a third but a wild pitch cost him the out before getting the last outon a ground ball to Chris Fogarty at third. The Rockies scratched out a run in the 8th when  Fogarty reached on an error, moved up on a wild pitch and scored on another Pirates miscue. Wasson closed out the 9th with a 1 -2 -3 inning getting a ground ball to short and two K's . 

 Rockies will face the Storm at the spacious Penfield Senior Field  next Sunday May 15th at noon.

Thursday, April 24
JOHN SCARPELLI : A Rochester Baseball Icon Passes Away At Age 47

"Scarp" 4-23-14 RIP
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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.

October 1, 2005: ROCKIES OUTLAST PADRES 8-6 Behind Bickel and Mulholland

   The Rockies won their first Rochester NABA 28+ title with an 8-6 victory over the defending champion ...

Sept. 28, 2008: ROCKIES Win 2nd Championship With 2-1 Win Over RED STOX!!!

Craig Bodensteiner came out of retirement 3 seasons ago because he knew with the Rockies he would have a chance ...

"Where Are They Now? Mark Brown Rockies All-Time Great

***Awesome Update!!! Brownie got a ring!!  Mark Brown is the team chaplain for the KC Royals an collected ...

Sunday, October 10
October 10, 1999: ROCKIES Blast Mets for RMSBLChampoinship

The Rochester Rockies won their first RMSBL title Sunday with a 21- 11 victory over the Mets in the last game ...