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Campbell gets go-ahead RBI at plate, save on mound as Rochester wraps up 9-0 TRC mark

BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS

Sports Editor, RTC

Baseball


The Rochester baseball team capped off a 9-0 Three Rivers Conference record with a 7-6 win over North Miami at Bob Copeland Field on May 17. Rochester wion the nine games by a combined score of 96-14.


Rochester 7, North Miami 6 (May 17): Ethan Medina’s game-tying RBI double preceded Hunter Campbell’s go-ahead RBI single as part of a four-run sixth as the Rochester baseball team came back to beat visiting North Miami and complete a perfect 9-0 Three Rivers Conference season at Bob Copeland Field May 17.

Rochester had already clinched the outright TRC title with a 3-2 win over Peru two days earlier.

North Miami scored twice in the seventh on a Brayden Binnion’s sacrifice fly and a throwing error, but Campbell held on to save the win for Tarick McGlothin in relief.

McGlothin pitched two hitless innings in relief while walking three and striking out three. Campbell allowed one hit and one earned run in the seventh. He walked one and struck out none. He flung his glove in the air in celebration after Landen Bumford caught the final out in right field.

Rochester pitchers struck out 11 while North Miami pitchers struck out one.

“I love pressure,” Campbell said. “I struggled a little bit in the beginning, but I came through. I just live for the moment.”

Campbell credited assistant coach Todd Beehler for some advice on having the right mentality in those situations.

“I’ve just always got to be prepared, and that’s what Beehler’s been telling me,” Campbell said. “I’m not in a starter role, but I’m more of a closer in situations like that where they need me, and I just have to be prepared to go in.”

Carson Paulik had two hits and an RBI, and Landen Bumford had a hit and two RBIs. Jake Seuferer, Medina and Campbell each had a hit and an RBI. Bumford also had all three outfield putouts in the top of the seventh.

Luke Hunting singled and walked twice and scored twice. Tanner Reinartz also had a hit.

Aaron Huffman pitched the first four innings and allowed five hits and four runs (all earned). He walked one, hit a batter and struck out eight.

Senior night festivities were held to honor Bumford, Campbell, Huffman, Hunting, Elijah Jackson, McGlothin, Medina, Kaiden Towell and Zink.

“A lot of seniors obviously,” Rochester coach Cory Good said. “It’s something I’ve never had before. I’m sure not many baseball teams have that. But all these guys are a huge part of this team. They take us where we’re going to go. In good and bad times, we follow them. Just a great class. So talented. It’s really a wild thing to see the depth we have on this team. We’ve talked about that a lot this year with guys that are upset over playing time or whatever the case may be, but we just got depth, and that’s huge for a team like this, especially pitching depth. … Senior class has been great. I like to see them clinch an undefeated season on senior night.”

Brayden Binnion and Reid Johnson had two RBIs each for North Miami. Kolton Floor doubled twice.

North Miami scored three runs in the top of the third to take a 4-2 lead and carried a 4-3 lead into the sixth before the Zebras scored four times.

After Medina’s and Campbell’s RBIs, Bumford made it 6-4 with an RBI sacrifice bunt. Paulik added an RBI single to make it 7-4.

“That was huge,” Rochester coach Cory Good said of Medina’s double. “I think there was one out, Medina came up, two strikes, laces one to center. Huge, that was the momentum. Momentum in baseball goes back and forth a lot, and that grabbed the momentum, and we kept it the rest of the game. Just a huge double.”

Rochester 7, North Miami 6

North Miami 103 000 2 – 6 6 1

Rochester 111 004 X – 7 8 1

WP – Tarick McGlothin (2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 1 HBP< 3 K)

LP – Jake Riley (5 ⅔ IP, 7 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 6 BB, 1 HBP, 1 K)

2B – Brayden Binnion (NM), Kolton Floor 2 (NM), Ethan Medina (RHS)


Rochester splits pair at Twin Lakes Invite


BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS

Sports Editor, RTC

Baseball

Twin Lakes 9, Rochester 7 (May 20)

Rochester 5, Northwestern 2 (May 20)

Rochester split a pair of games at the Twin Lakes Invitational on May 20 to finish the regular season 18-5.

In a 9-7 loss to Twin Lakes, the Indians scored six runs in the bottom of the second to eradicate a 5-2 deficit and go ahead for good. Rochester committed five errors while Twin Lakes committed none.

Tanner Reinartz had four of the Zebras’ 10 hits – two singles and two doubles – and he also drove in two runs. Carson Paulik, Brayden Zink and Ethan Medina each had a hit and an RBI. Gavin Young had a double and a walk, and Jake Seuferer and Luke Hunting also had hits.

Landen Bumford contributed two RBIs.

Reinartz started and allowed seven hits and eight runs in two innings. He walked none, hit a batter and struck out three. Paulik relieved and allowed one run in four innings. He allowed four hits and two walks while fanning six.

The Zebras then bounced back to beat Northwestern 5-2.

Hunter Campbell had a double and an RBI, and Brayden Zink singled, walked and had a sacrifice fly. Zakk Parks and Gavin Young also had RBIs.

Jake Seuferer, Ethan Medina and Luke Hunting had one hit each.

Huffman was the first of four pitchers and tossed four scoreless innings. He allowed three hits and a walk while striking out five. Zink pitched a scoreless fifth and allowed a hit and a walk with two strikeouts. Medina allowed one hit and two runs (one earned) with a walk and two strikeouts. Hunter Campbell allowed a hit in a scoreless seventh, but he also picked up the save.

Rochester scored four runs in the bottom of the second and added one more in the fifth.

Twin Lakes 9, Rochester 7

Rochester 322 000 0 – 7 10 5

Twin Lakes 261 000 X – 9 11 0

WP – Richards (4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K)

LP – Tanner Reinartz (2 IP, 7 H, 8 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 HBP, 3 K)

2B – Tanner Reinartz 2 (RHS), Gavin Young (RHS), Robertson (TL)

Rochester 5, Northwestern 2

Northwestern 000 002 0 – 2 6 2

Rochester 040 010 X – 5 6 1

WP – Aaron Huffman (4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB,5 K)

LP – Berry (5 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 1 HBP, 2 K)

S – Hunter Campbell (1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K)

2B – Jake Seuferer (RHS), Hunter Campbell (RHS)

3B – Cardwell (NW)


Parks, Bowers, Colton Ferverda have 2 hits each in Rochester JV loss


BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS

Sports Editor, RTC

Baseball

Peru 8, Rochester 7 (JV, 5 innings, May 18): Colton Ferverda had two hits and an RBI, and Zakk Parks and Drew Bowers also had two hits each for the Rochester JV baseball team in a road loss to Peru on May 18.

Callen Ferverda singled and drove in two runs, and Elijah Jackson had a hit and an RBI. Brant Beck also had an RBI.

Conner Dunfee started for Rochester and allowed six hits and six runs (four earned) with two walks, a hit batter and three strikeouts over 2 ⅔ innings. Parks relieved and pitched 1 ⅓ hitless innings with one walk and one strikeout. Beck entered in the bottom of the fifth and allowed two hits and two runs (one earned) and took the loss.

Rochester scored three runs in the first, but Peru scored five in the second to take a 5-3 lead. They held a 6-5 lead going into the fifth before Rochester scored twice to take a 7-6 lead. Peru answered back with two in the bottom of the fifth for the walk-off win.

JV: Peru 8, Rochester 7

Rochester 302 02 – 7 9 5

Peru 051 02 – 8 8 2

WP – Burks (1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K)

LP – Beck (⅓ IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K)

2B – Drew Bowers (RHS), Elijah Jackson (RHS), Young (PERU), Braley (PERU)



Colton Ferverda K’s 9 in JV win over North Miami


BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS

Sports Editor, RTC

Baseball

Rochester 5, North Miami 2 (JV, 5 innings, May 20): Colton Ferverda pitched a two-hitter with two walks and nine strikeouts, and he also had a double and an RBI at the plate for the visiting Rochester JV baseball team in a five-inning win over North Miami on May 20.

Both runs that Ferverda allowed were unearned.

Conner Dunfee had two hits and an RBI, and Brant Beck also had two hits. Drew Bowers doubled and drove in two runs, and Kaleb Lutz, Elijah Jackson and Brady Gamble each contributed a single.

Rochester scored three runs in the top of the fourth to break a 2-2 tie.

JV: Rochester 5, North Miami 2

Rochester 200 30 – 5 9 2

North Miami 200 00 – 2 2 1

WP – Colton Ferverda (5 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 9 K)

LP – Wright (5 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 4 K)

2B – Drew Bowers (RHS), Colton Ferverda (RHS)

3B – Wright (NM)




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