Black Sox snap three-game losing streak
After three losses in a row, Sunday's game against Apple Valley was an important one for the Rosemount Black Sox.
After being outscored 22-13 in the trio of losses, Rosemount rebounded with an 11-3 victory over Apple Valley to snap the losing streak with only two games remaining in the regular season.
"We really wanted to win the series against them," manager Matt Tschida said. "It was the first time since I have been here we have taken two of three from them. It should give us some momentum going into the playoffs."
Bryan Poland pitched well for Rosemount, completing seven innings and allowing three runs, six hits and striking out four. Matt Doornink pitched the final two innings to secure the victory.
The Black Sox scored three runs in the second inning and four runs in the third to take control of the game.
Loren Sjoquist paced a 14-hit Rosemount attack with three hits and three RBI and he scored three runs. He ended up a single short of the cycle, as he doubled, tripled and homered.
"He got up in his last at-bat and the rightfielder made a nice play to rob him of another hit," Tschida said.
Jon Radmacher and Tschida also had three hits apiece for the Black Sox. Tim Radmacher had a pair of hits.
On Thursday, the Black Sox gave up five runs in the top of the ninth inning in a 9-4 loss to the Savage Outlaws.
Rosemount led, 4-2, entering the eighth inning, but couldn't slam the door on a victory.
Tim Radmacher pitched the first six innings and allowed one run. He gave up only three hits. Dylon Eisele pitched the seventh and eighth innings, giving up three runs, and Doornink finished the game, allowing five runs.