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Fox Valley (IL) MABL 18+
Round Lake Pirates 15, McHenry Rough Riders 3
‘Hanson and Rohe Lead the Pirates on the Bump’
Submitted by Javier Carrillo, Pirates manager
In the Round Lake Pirates first year in the Fox Valley 18+ Division,
we finished the regular season 11-4 and the #1 seed heading into the playoffs.
Led by an imposing four man pitching rotation and a power hitting lineup the Pirates swept past the Johnsburg Tigers in the semifinals by scores of 3-1 and
The Championship Series featured the Pirates against the McHenry Rough
Riders. In Game one, Eric Rohe was dominant allowing only one run and
striking out 13 in a complete game victory. The offense was quiet until
the top of the ninth inning when Joey "Oppy Joe” Aiello hit a 2-run opposite
field single to give the Pirates a 3-1 lead and Mike "Washinator” Wasche hit a
tape measure 2-run home run later in the inning to add some insurance leading
the Pirates to a 5-1 victory and 1-0 series lead.
Game two was started by
Pirates veteran Ace Doug Hanson, who had his best year as a Pirate
yet. He was masterful in six shutout innings while the Pirates put
on a hitting display with Mike D’Angelo and again Mike Wasche hitting home runs
in a 15-3 rout giving the Pirates the series sweep and championship.
This was Pirates eighth overall league title and first in the Fox Valley.