JULY 29, 2012
SO. SECTIONALS GAME 1
ROCKLAND POST 147 = 1
NORWOOD POST 70 === 9
Rockland Post 147 after doing a great job getting to the South Sectional Tourney, ran into a buzz saw team in the form of Norwwod Post 70. Post 70 flashed the leather on defense, and showed some offensive clout, to back up their 18 win season. Rockland Post 147 did not fare as well. Post 147 out hit Norwood, with at least one hit every inning, except for the sixth inning, but they could not string any attack together off PJ. King, the Norwood starter. Rockland’s best chance over the six innings came in the fourth, when a single and a walk off King got Tim Rajotte to ground to third and Post 70, Sean O’Neill stepped on third and threw to second for a double play. The usually efficient starter Ken Turner fell victim to Norwood Designated Hitter Anthony Perriello, who stroked a three run home run to center field and put Rockland’s back to the wall. Rockland hit the ball well enough, but the defensive speed of Norwood’s outfield was quite impressive, and took away some possible extra base hits. Two errors by Rockland did not help, and actually extended the Norwood rally and Turner’s pitch count. Post 147 did score one run in the top of the seventh to prevent the shut out, when Tim Rajotte singled and stole second, then scored when Andrew Elliott singled.
On The Positive; Donovan, Nicholson, Loughlin, Littman, Rajotte, Elliott, and Alexander all had hits. Ryan Brown took the mound in relief of Turner and did very well.