2014 Rockies Prevail in 35+ Utah Spring League

Utah Adult Amateur Baseball League 35+ Spring Season

Utah Rockies 16, Pirates 12

Standing L-R: Jason Montoya, Chris Robert, Tony Peterson, Christian Mickelsen, Jon Eaton, Joe Escudero and Brad Marsh. Kneeling L-R: Mgr. Mike Moore, Asst. coaches Lance Lee and Tony Ortiz, Alex Cabrero, Andrew Ortiz. Not pictured: Dustin Dinkel, Aaron Dinkel, Mike Herrera, JB Walsh and Gary Bowman

Contributed by Mike Moore, Rockies manager

It was a typical Rockies versus Pirates battle. We have seen each other in five of the last nine championship games. We always say you’ve gotta score double digits to beat the Pirates and this was definitely one of those games. We took an early7-3 lead into the third inning but the Pirates battled back, led by two home runs by Francisco Mendoza, to take an 11-8 lead into the sixth. Brad Marsh then hit a two run bomb for us to start a five-run inning and Chris Robert added a solo moon shot in the seventh. We didn’t look back from that point.

Brad Marsh was definitely the MVP of the game, as he went 2-3 and pitched four innings of one-run ball in relief for the win.