White Rock Rockies headed to men's softball playoffs

Carole Morris-Underhill editor@hantsjournal.ca
Published on August 20, 2014
Rockies Aug 19-1

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<p>A member of the White Rock Rockies lines up his bat as the first inning of Game 2 gets underway.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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Rockies Aug 19-2

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<p>Matt Anthony pitched Game 2 of a nighttime doubleheader in St. Croix for the East Hants Charros. They lost to the local White Rock Rockies 16-8.</p>

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Rockies Aug 19-3

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<p>The first two batters with the White Rock Rockies were congratulated by teammates as they made it home during the first inning of Game 2 against the East Hants Charros. They won the match 18-6.</p>

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Rockies Aug 19-4

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<p>Nathan McCulloch, who also plays for the Noel Road Blue Jays in the Nova Scotia Intermediate Baseball League, lines up a swing for the White Rock Rockies Aug. 19.</p>

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Rockies Aug 19-5

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<p>Safe on third, this White Rock Rockies player watches as his teammate makes it to first place.</p>

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Rockies Aug 19-6

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<p>An East Hants Charros player gets a grip on the bat as he prepares to crack the ball during the opening inning of play for Game 2 Aug. 19.</p>

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Rockies Aug 19-7

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<p>Matt Lyttle was at the ready Aug. 19 for whatever plays the East Hants Charros were hoping to make. The White Rock Rockies won the doubleheader by scored of 6-0 and 18-6.</p>

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

The White Rock Rockies are gearing up for playoffs after putting on a strong performance in St. Croix Tuesday night, Aug. 19.

The Rockies downed the visiting East Hants Charros 6-0 in the first game of a doubleheader, followed by an 18-6 triumph in Game 2.

In the first game, the Rockies' top pitcher Justin Schofield threw a one-hitter and struck out 16. The hometown team lead 1-0 after the first, and added one run in both the second and fourth innings before adding two runs in the sixth.

In the second game, which was a high-scoring affair, the Rockies started off the first inning with a 7-2 lead and didn't look back. They added one run in both the second and fifth innings, added two in the sixth inning, and exploded again for another seven to finish up the scoring.

The Rockies are a men's fast pitch softball team that plays in the eight-team Shooters Fastpitch League, which showcases some of Atlantic Canada's best softball talent.