Tony DuLeo

Rockford varsity baseball drops two in Indiana

April 14, 2011 // 0 Comments

Rockford dropped two one-run games to two very good teams in Indiana over the weekend. In the first contest, the Rams took on Bloomington South and lost 5-6 on Friday, April 8. Bloomington jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning and scored a run in the fourth, two in the fifth and one more in the sixth inning. The Rams scored a run in the second, one in the fifth, one in the sixth and two in the seventh, but fell just short of a comeback. Leading the way offensively for the Rams were two juniors. Drew Farmer was 2-4 with an RBI and a run scored, and Matt Boonstra was 2-4 with two RBI and a homerun. Other offensive contributors included junior Brandon Nostrant, who was 1-3, and junior Tony DiLeo, who was 1-3 with an RBI. Senior Christian Leinesch was 1-4 with two runs scored, junior Ian Stankus was 1-3 with a stolen base, senior Mike Bilski was 1-3 with an RBI, and senior Andrew Rademacher was 1-2. Defensively, senior southpaw Austin Stephens got the start and took the loss. Stephens threw 4-2/3 innings while giving up five runs, five walks, four hits and struck out three. Fellow senior southpaw Joe Kropiewnicki came in to get an out. He pitched a third of an inning. Leinesch finished up the game, going one inning and giving up a run, walking three and striking out one batter. In the second game, the Rams jumped ahead of their opponents, Bedford North Lawrence, right away. They scored a run in each of the first, third, fourth and sixth innings. The run in the first came when Nostrant was hit by a pitch and moved over to third base by a DiLeo single. Nostrant then scored on a wild pitch. In the third, the Rams manufactured a run with a DiLeo single, advance to third on an errant pickoff throw, and a ground ball from Boonstra. In the fourth, junior Shain Showers walked and moved to third on a Jesse Edick single. He then scored on a double steal attempt. In the sixth, it was Showers scoring again with a double, a sacrifice bunt from freshman Kory Young, and a sacrifice fly by Farmer. Farmer […]