The Rockford Rams varsity baseball team has won their last five match-ups in a row. Making up for a cancelled game from April 27 due to rain, the Rams took on Grandville for two games on Wednesday, April 29, with Rockford winning 3-2 for both. The following Friday, May 1, Muskegon visited Rockford for another Ram victory, 6-2. On Saturday, May 2, Holland traveled to Rockford for a double-header, but lost to the Rams 11-3 and 11-1. The Rams’ next game is Friday, May 8 at East Kentwood at 4:30 p.m.
Rockford High School is pleased to announce that varsity baseball’s senior captain Mike Parsell has officially signed a letter of intent with Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC). Parsell was recruited to play third base for the Raiders. GRCC is regarded as one of the top Division II baseball junior colleges in the country. The Raiders have won an amazing five national titles, including three in a row from 2003 to 2005. This year, Parsell leads the Rams offensively. As of April 26, 2009, he is leading the team in hits, doubles, batting average, slugging percentage and total bases. Parsell carries a 3.77 cumulative grade-point average, and is the son of Tim and Karen Parsell.