Caleb Post, a senior right-handed pitcher at Rockford, will be attending Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind. to study software engineering and play baseball. Rose-Hulman (RH) is listed in the top 10 engineering schools in the country along with MIT, Columbia, Stanford and Carnegie Mellon among others. RH is a Division III school and competes in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. Rockford baseball has a lot of great students, but Post stands out a bit with his 4.63 grade-point average. He is ranked third in his senior class. Post was Academic All State last year as a junior. He had many schools to choose from, but chose RH because they are one of the top schools in the country and they have a successful baseball program. Their head coach recently celebrated his 600th collegiate win. Post will join his older brother, and former Ram, Ethan at RH. Ethan is on the pitching staff at RH and had a solid year on the mound. Surely, the Post brothers will provide some quality innings for the RH baseball program next year.
The Rockford varsity baseball team swept Westview High School (Ind.) in a doubleheader on Monday, April 4. The first game was an extra inning battle that went 10 innings. The Rockford Rams jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the first inning, resulting from a Drew Farmer double, Christian Leinesch single, Shain Showers sacrifice fly and Brandon Nostrant RBI single. The Warriors scored three in the third and one in the fourth off Ram southpaw Austin Stephens. At the end of six, the Rams trailed 4-2. In the seventh inning, senior Andrew Rademacher led the inning with a single and junior Farmer hit a two-run homerun to tie the game and take it into extra innings. The game was scoreless in the eighth and ninth innings. In the 10th, the Rams scored the winning run off a sacrifice fly by junior Matt Boonstra, who drove in fellow junior Tony DiLeo. After holding the Warriors scoreless in the bottom of the 10th, the Rams notched a 5-4 win in their first contest of the season. Offensively, the Rams were led by Farmer, who was 3-5 with a homerun, along with junior Nostrant, who was 2-5 with one RBI, and Rademacher, who was 2-3 with one run scored. Fellow senior southpaw Joe Kropiewnicki took over for Stephens in the fifth inning and looked great. Kropiewnicki went the final six innings allowing no runs, one hit, one walk and had eight strikeouts. The line for Stephens on the day was four innings, six hits, five walks, five strikeouts and three earned runs. In the second game, the Ram bats exploded for eight runs in the first inning and one each in the second, third and fourth innings. They won the second game 11-4 and were never in trouble after the huge offensive burst in the first. Everyone joined in offensively including Farmer again, who was 2-3, along with junior Showers, who was 2-4 with a homerun, and DiLeo, who was 2-4 with a double. Nostrant gave a 3-4 performance that included a homerun, and junior Ian Stankus was 3-4 with a triple. Rademacher was 1-2, junior Max Crimp was 1-2, and freshman Kory Young was 2-3 with an RBI. On the mound, senior Caleb Post started the […]
Thirty-seven seniors at Rockford High School scored 30 or better on the college entrance exam. Congratulations to all students as they now decide which college is the right fit for them! Rockford consistently has many students score 30 or higher on their ACT test – last year, over 30 students also scored 30 or higher. These students will be recognized at the October 11, 2010 Board of Education meeting at the Administration Building. Congratulations to all of the students for their outstanding accomplishment! For more information, please contact RHS Principal Dan Zang at 616-863-6030.