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By Jonathan M Banta, 09/16/21, 9:30PM CDT



GAME 1: BLUE ROCKS - 15   66’ERS - 5

The 2021 Blue Rocks opened their season taking on the Carver/Golden 66’ers. The day (and season) could not have gotten off to a better start as leadoff hitter Matt Rakofsky slammed a fence blast Home Run in his first at bat after taking some time off from playing. The good guys scored 3 in the first with hits from Peter Hogan, Ryan Richardson and Mark Phares. The 2nd inning saw the Rocks bat around and plate 9 runs. Hits from rookie Grayson Vick, Doug Hogan, Matt Rakofsky, Ryan Richardson, Dennis Brumett, Mark Phares and Doc Levy helped put the opener to bed early as this veteran crew tacked on 3 more runs to close out the first victory of the season 15-5.

Hitting Stars:

Ryan Richardson: 3 for 3, Single, Double, HR, 4 RBI’s, 2 RS

Mark Phares: 3 for 3, 3 Doubles, 3RBI’s, 2 RS

Grayson Vick: 3 for 3, 3 Singles, RS

Doug Hogan: 2 for 2, 2 Singles, 2 RS   


Game 2 was played in stark contrast as the bats were cold from the get-go against former Taco skipper and teammate Craig “take a knee” Dyer. The Blue Rocks couldn’t get on the board until the 5th inning when Doc Levy lead off with a single followed by a Grayson Vick single that got Doc to 3rd. A Sac Fly by Doug Hogan finally put us on the board. The never-say-die Blue Rocks showed some fight and threatened in the last inning adding 3 more runs before the game ended with the bases loaded.

Hitting Stars:

Doc Levy: 2 for 2, SAC, RBI, RS

Kyle Casper: 2 for 2, 2 Singles, fantastic defense in right field