Green Bay now prepares for rest of the second half following three-day All-Star Break
Traverse City, Mich- In the 2023 Northwoods League Great Lakes All-Star Game Tuesday night, six Rockers saw action en route to an 11-7 win for the Great Lakes West over the Great Lakes East, with all six Green Bay players helping the West capture the All-Star game victory at Turtle Creek Stadium in Traverse City.
Brendan Bobo (Cal State Fullerton) of Wisconsin Rapids took home the MVP after going 4-4 with three RBIs at the plate, as the West led wire-to-wire en route to the victory Tuesday night over the East in the first ever Great Lakes All-Star game.
For the two Rockers All-Stars offensively, Carlos Hernandez (Anderson University) reached base two times in the first six innings of the ballgame while JoJo Jackson (Georgia State) had a late run scored in the top of the ninth to help the West pull away late in the contest.
On the mound, Brett Sanchez (Belhaven) threw the first 0.2 innings and recorded two strikeouts while relievers Kyle Stoddard (Missouri Southern State), Jacob Faulkner (Princeton), and Tyler Horvath (Case Western Reserve) all saw action later in the game to keep the East’s offense at bay.
Faulkner threw a scoreless seventh inning for the West and only had to face four batters in total, with his scoreless frame keeping the West up 8-4 with still plenty of momentum on their side heading into the later innings.
Even with the East trying to make a late comeback in the ninth after scoring three runs over the final two innings of offense, Horvath was tasked with getting the final two outs of the ballgame, aiming to slam the door shut for the West who led 11-6 entering the last inning.
Horvath did just that as despite giving a late ninth inning single, a groundout to second ended the game with the West winning 11-7, sealing the deal for the Great Lakes West to take home the victory in the first ever Great Lakes All-Star Game.
Green Bay now prepares for the rest of the second half of the season, with it continuing Thursday night at home against the Madison Mallards. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m. at Capital Credit Union Park in what will be the first of a four-game homestand for Green Bay.
Single game tickets are on sale now. Visit www.greenbayrockers.com or call the ticket office at 920-497-7225 to reserve your seats today. The Rockers front office and Team Apparel Fan Shop at Capital Credit Union Park are located at 2231 Holmgren Way in Ashwaubenon. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm.
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