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Sand, Surf & Baseball – Rockets Keep Winning on the Gulf

The only thing better than being at the beach for the Rockets Varsity Baseball team is mixing in solid play in the Gulf Coast Classic. The Rockets kept winning in their 2nd game of the tournament today by shutting out East Lawrence 16-0.

Logan Fitzgerald stepped up to the mound and tossed a 1-hitter, to add to the 1-hitter the Rockets threw in game 1.

Gardendale had 7 hits off 10 total at bats in a 3 inning game that saw a Caiden Combs 3-run shot cap a big 9 run 2nd inning.

Photo by Tara Salters

Nick Rigdon (3RBIs), Bryson Barnes (3RBIs), Kyle Norris, Caiden Combs (3 RBIs) and Ty McGraw (2 RBIs) all had a hit for the Rockets.

Connor Hensley went 2 for 2 and led the Rockets with 4 RBIs.

East Lawrence had a tough day on the mound as they walked Gardendale 11 times.

Due to weather conditions, the Rockets will play 2 games on Wednesday against St. Michael’s and Florence. Florence is a top 3 ranked team in 7A.