Rockies need 9 innings to defeat Tigers PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 08:48

By EARL WATT

• Leader & Times

After both teams lost by the run-rule the night before, the Tigers and Rockies both bounced back to put together a classic Cal Ripken game that came down that went three extra innings before the Rockies were abel to pull out a 10-9 win.

The Tigers jumped out early and had a 9-6 lead heading in to the final three outs for the Rockies. But the Rockies were able to push three runs across the plate in the bottom of the sixth and force extra innings.

A familiar pattern repeated for the next three innings.

Both teams were able to get runners into scoring position, but neither could get the run across the plate in the seventh.

It happened again in the eighth.

And the ninth.

But in the bottom of the ninth, the Rockies were finally able to string together enough offense to push the winning run across the plate and pull out the 10-9 win in a game that lasted two-and-a-half hours.

The teams will break into age divisions for the Cimarron River teams and prepare for district tournaments later this summer.

 

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