RAMS FINISH 27-11-1
RAMS TOURNAMENT RESULTS
9:00 a.m. RAMS 17, Capital City Reds 4
3:00 p.m. RAMS 5, Capital City Athletics 3
FRIDAY, JULY 31ST
9:00 a.m. RAMS 5, Crystal Lake Cardinals 7
SATURDAY, AUGUST 1ST
9:00 a.m. RAMS 1, Creekside (Youngstown) 2
RAMS BATS BOOM IN TOURNAMENT OPENER---The Rams exploded offensively for 17 runs on 17 hits in the tournament opener against the Capital City Reds from Ottawa, Ontario. Capital City plays in the Eastern New York State league, and was runner up in the NABF Regional to earn their berth in the College World Series. Jared Tobey (Wayne State) started and got the win, with Alex Kinch (Wayne State) working the last 3 innings in relief, in the 7-inning, mercy rule shortened game.
GAME 2- RAMS SURVIVE CLOSE GAME WITH CAPITAL CITY ATHLETICS---The Rams overcame a 3-0 deficit to come back to win 5-3 over the Capital City Athletics, from Albany, New York. Layne Gusler got the win, throwing six solid innings, and Sean Martens (Central Michigan) closed out the last three innings, getting 9 batters out in order.
GAME 3 - The Rams lost 7-5 to Crystal Lake Cardinals, defending National Champions. The Rams took the lead 5-3 in the bottom of the 8th inning, but the Cardinal bats exploded in the top of the ninth for four runs. The Rams advance to the elimination round as Pool B Runner-Up, and will play the Pool A winner at 9 a.m. Saturday at Mercy Field.
QUARTERFINALS-- The Rams fell in the quarterfinals to Creekside Crocodiles from Youngstown, Ohio, 2-1. Jake Balicki (Michigan) threw 7 awesome innings, giving up two unearned runs in the second inning. Jake Lee (Oakland) wratpped up the last two innings, holding the Creekside team at bay. The Rams hit the ball very well, just right at people, and had 3 balls literally caught at the outfield fence. The Rams were eliminated with this loss, leaving only 4 teams remaining in the NABF College Division World Series.
This incredible group of Rams players finished the season at 27-11-1.