June 13, 2014

Sports

LEGION PATCHGAME 3 on

6 / 9 / 2014

Rockland Post 147 Raiders lose to Hawkeye AC at Rockland Veterans Stadium

Hawkeye AC defeated Post 147 5-0 behind the stellar performance of Cam Troupe’s perfect game on the hill. The minimum 21 Rockland Batters would face off against  Troupe, and all 21 Rockland batters would fail to reach base. Troupe would strike out 8 Rockland Batters, including 4 of the final 6 outs to record the perfect game. Jonathan Turner, 0-1, (RHS), would get the loss for Rockland, in a complete game effort, giving up 4 earned runs on 8 hits with 5 Ks and 1 walk, with an efficient 100 pitch outing, including 7 straight outs to finish strong.

Hawkeye’s defense certainly deserves some credit for making several not-so-routine plays to keep the Rockland Offense from having any bit of success against Troupe, and with that, we’ll tip our hats, and show Cam Troupe and his teammates and coaches the respect they all deserve for such a fine all-around performance. Excellent Game, Hawkeye AC!!!

LOSS  4 – 0

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Game 4

6 / 11 / 2014

Rockland Post 147 Raiders WIN against Whitman Post 22 at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Whitman and Rockland would battle it out for 12 innings, with Post 147 ultimately earning their first victory of the season, 1-3, when Jonathan Turner, (RHS) drove pinch runner Riley Lang home, after a Brian Donovan double to lead off the bottom of the 12th inning for a 9 – 8 WIN.

In three out of the first four games thus far, Post 147 has struck first on the scoreboard, only to give the lead away. The Raiders plated one run in the bottom of the first inning with 2 out when Nate Littman, (Fitchburg State), walked and scored on Bryan Dwyer’s, (AHS), triple to deep left center field. Whitman Post 22 would jump out to a 5-1 lead in their next at bat on three hits a walk and two errors, off Pitcher Bryan Dwyer, 7 Runs, 5 earned, 4 hits, and 3 walks, no decision. Dwyer had a phenomenal evening at the plate, getting on base all 6 times he came to the plate with that triple, a double, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, and drawing 3 walks, two of them intentional. Rockland’s Brian Cohen would come on in relief in the top of the 6th with 2 out, and get the final out of the inning, after Whitman had added 2 more runs and increased their lead to 7-2. Cohen, 1-0, (RHS), would pitch 6 more innings, and pick up a much needed victory for Rockland, scattering 4 hits, 1 unearned run, and 1 walk. Cohen also helped himself out with a key RBI single in the bottom of the sixth and would get on base three out of four at bats.Rockland’s offense finally showed some signs of life in this game, as it managed 16 hits in the extended game. It busted out with 6 hits in the bottom of the sixth inning and four runs to get back in the game, trailing 7-6 entering the seventh inning. Post 22 would pick up 2 of the 4 hits off Cohen in the top of the 7th, but would strand both runners, around a pair of Ks and a groundout. The Raiders would continue with the offense, on a leadoff single by Sean Roche, (SNHU), and an RBI double by the catcher Littman, bringing 7 batters to the plate, but unable to score again, stranding three runners, and sending the game into extra innings. Littman would be put out at home in the ninth, as Post 147 would once again leave the bases loaded. Post 22 would score an unearned run in the top of the tenth and Post 147 would respond with a run of their own thanks to the dynamic duo of Roche, (2-6, 3runs, BB), and Littman, (3-6, 2runs, BB with a double). In the 11th inning with the score once again tied, 8-8. Whitman would strand a runner on second thanks to an error on a line drive to left, and another runner would be stranded on first in the 12th on an infield single. Brian Donovan, (AHS), 2-4, would lead off in the bottom of the 12th, with one of his timely hits, ripping a double deep to center field, bringing up Jonathan Turner at the top of the order, who would pick up his first hit of the game, and give Post 147 the win.  Both teams had several opportunities in this game, unfortunately, one of them had to go home without the victory. Chalk this victory for Post 147, a Team effort, and a heady performance by Brian Cohen with six and a third innings of relief, plus the consistent offense from the 2, 3, 4 and 5 batters in the Rockland lineup , Roche, Littman, Dwyer, and Ryan Brown, (UMass Lowell), 3-6 with a double, RBI and 1 run, getting on base 17 out of 24 at bats, and scoring 8 runs on 10 hits, and finally, a pair of very timely hits from O’Donovan, and Turner to punch the winning run across in the 12th inning.

WIN 9 – 8