Rockford Rams Freshman snatched the lead late in the game in a 9-7 victory over East Grand Rapids on Saturday. The game was tied at five with Rockford Rams Freshman batting in the bottom of the fourth when Payton Skarda singled on a 2-2 count, scoring two runs.
East Grand Rapids scored four runs in the second inning, but Rockford Rams Freshman still managed to pull out the victory. East Grand Rapids scored its runs on a single by Harry Reed.
Rockford Rams Freshman opened up an early lead in the first inning when Aidan Schauss singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run.
Rockford Rams Freshman evened things up at five in the bottom of the second inning when Connor VanderTuig singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.
Lucas Bassham led things off on the pitcher’s mound for Rockford Rams Freshman. The hurler allowed four hits and five runs over two innings.
JT LaMange was on the mound for East Grand Rapids. The hurler lasted four innings, allowing seven hits and nine runs while striking out four.
Rockford Rams Freshman totaled seven hits in the game. Schauss and VanderTuig all managed multiple hits for Rockford Rams Freshman. VanderTuig and Schauss each collected two hits to lead Rockford Rams Freshman.
LaMange went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead East Grand Rapids in hits. Reed led East Grand Rapids with two stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with eight stolen bases.