The Rockford Rivets prevailed with an 8-4 victory over the Traverse City Pit Spitters on Wednesday. The middle of the order stayed solid providing 6 runs scored for the Rockford squad by Vander Wal, Lilly, and Figus.
Manger Josh Keim spoke on the hitting performance: “Today we hammered home. Our goal every night is to go out there as one group of solid hitters, and our guys are really buying into that idea quickly. We reached every goal we wanted to accomplish tonight.”
Perhaps the player of the game for Rockford was Tim Lilly. Lilly reached 3 times on a 2 RBI double, and two walks, scoring each time he was on base. Lilly also had a productive night at 3rd base.
Josh Keim spoke with the media about Lilly’s performance: “Tim provided a great spark for our lineup tonight. He made some hitting adjustments, and really capitalized on those tweaks.”
The Rivets are back in action Thursday at Choice Furniture Field at Rivets Stadium for the series finale at 6:35.
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The Rockford Rivets are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 25-year old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, over 200 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (MIA). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.rockfordrivets.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Rivets as your favorite team.