The Roeper Roughriders were able to live out every young boy’s fantasy Thursday night and play in a big-league stadium. Roeper was able to play their second MIAC game at Jimmy John’s Field against Inter-City Baptist. Earlier in the week Roeper had come up short against the Chargers by a final score of 15-13.
Thursday night didn’t start off well for the Roughriders with the Chargers racing out to a 4-0 lead. The Roughriders had to play from behind the whole night, but junior Will Mattison was able to keep the Roughriders in the game by limiting the damage done by the Chargers. Trailing 6-1 going into the 6thinning, the Roughriders needed a spark and that’s what they got from freshman Trevor Rogers. Rogers delivered a two-run single that seemed to ignite the Roughriders to bring the score to 6-3. The Roughriders added another run before the end of the 6th to make the score 6-4 headed to the 7th inning. The Roughriders showed patience at the plate and were able to load the bases in the bottom of the 7th. With a groundout and a walk, the Roughriders were able to tie the game at 6, with senior Griffin Huneke coming to the plate. Huneke didn’t get a pitch in the zone and took the walk-off base on balls to win the game for the Roughriders (7-6).
Griffin Akkashian got the win on the mound for Roeper, going 2.1 innings while striking out five. Lucas Bagne and Ryan Rubin each had an RBI; in addition to Akkashian adding two RBIs of his own. The win gives Roeper a 2-1 record on the season and a 1-1 record in the MIAC. The Roughriders will be back in action next week with a home & home series against Huron Valley Lutheran.
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