Roughriders Baseball




Week In Review


SEMI-FINALS

Roughriders 2, Cherry Hill 1   (8 innings) July 31, 2017
Game 1 - Semi-Finals
BELLMAWR - Tom Daly’s RBI single in the top of the eighth scored John Tedeschi with the go-ahead run in the Roughriders' 2-1 win over Cherry Hill in their Semi Final playoff series opener. Carter Fichter earned the win, pitching all eight innings. He yielding just four hits and did not give up an earned run (3 BB, 10 K). While Fichter was dealing, the Roughs jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in their first at-bat. Jack Parkinson walked to start the game and advanced to second on Daly’s single. With two outs, Tyler Easterday’s routine grounder was misplayed allowing Parkinson to score. Cherry Hill would push their own unearned run across in the fourth to tie the game, setting up the decisive eighth inning. Tedeschi singled with one out and advanced to second on an error. Daly then delivered his game winning hit to center. Game Two is scheduled for tomorrow night at Alcyon Park in Pitman. Game time is 7pm.
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Roughriders 1, Cherry Hill 0 August 1, 2017
Game 2 - Semi-Finals
PITMAN - Tyler Easterday’s game winning single in the bottom of the seventh inning scored Jack Parkinson with the only run of the game in a 1-0 victory over Cherry Hill. With the win, the Roughs swept the best-of-three Semi Final series and advanced to the TriCounty Finals. A pitching duel from the start, Zach Welsher earned the win by hurling seven innings (4 H, 3 BB, 12 K). It was the second consecutive shutout by the right-hander, who improved his record to 2-0 in the postseason. The seventh started with a walk to Parkinson. Noah Clement reached safely on his sacrifice bunt, and Tom Daly walked to load the bases. After a strikeout, Easterday lined a base hit off a drawn in infield to win the game and take the series. The Roughriders return to the Finals for the first time since 2006, where they will face regular season champion Garton's. The series starts next Monday in Bellmawr at 7pm.
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Series Notes:

-This was the sixth playoff meeting between the two franchises. The Roughriders now hold a 4-2 advantage

-Roughrider pitching continued their streak of consecutive complete games in the playoffs (10) with Fichter and Welsher going the distance in each game

-The Roughriders advance to the Finals for the fourth time (1992, '93, 2006) in their history.