The Ottumwa Courier


June 15, 2013

Rockets' win streak alive at five; EBF sweeps 'stangs for outright SCC lead

BLOOMFIELD – The Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Rockets have used wins in six of their last seven games, including five in a row, to grab the top spot alone in the tough South Central Conference baseball standings.

Thursday night in Bloomfield, the Rockets swept Davis County, 16-3 and 12-6. Those wins, combined with Centerville’s split at Albia, left EBF alone atop the SCC with a 9-1 record a game ahead of both the Big Reds.

In the opener, a misplayed pop up in the opening inning by the Mustangs turned into a run for the visitors. Chance Wursta had the

RBI. E-B-F added a run in the second to go up 2-0. Cole Maines’ bad hop single to short drove in Louie Winkelman, who had doubled just ahead of him.

Sometimes, it just takes some kind of break to get a player going on a big night. The bad hop hit certainly did that for Maines, who would go 3-3 with five RBI in the first game. Maines, hitting in the eighth spot in the order, talked about his night.

“This is probably the best single game I’ve ever had. I just try and adjust my swing with two strikes,” Maines said after adding two more hits in the nightcap.

Davis County threatened in the home second of game one. They would leave the bases loaded in the frame, leaving EBF ahead 2-0.

“We just can’t do that and expect to stay in the game,” said Mustang coach Todd White.

The Rockets made the Mustangs pay for stranding those runners by going up 5-0 with a three-run third. E-B-F had three hits in the inning including the big blow coming on a two-run double by Maines.

EBF sent 13 hitters to the plate in the top of the fourth to put the opening game away. Six hits and a Mustang error led to eight Rocket runs. Christian Bambrook had a two-RBI single and Maines added his fourth RBI to highlight the inning.

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