By Tori Wittenbrock
ASHWAUBENON – The Green Bay Rockers won their Fourth of July home game against the Lakeshore Chinooks in a riveting 7-6 victory.
In his first start of the season for the Rockers, pitcher Maddox Long performed well, not allowing any earned runs at the start of the game.
The game was off to an interesting start as Lakeshore’s Will Johannes put his team up 1-0 at the top of the second inning with a ground ball that forced an error.
However, the Rockers retaliated during their at-bat by scoring two runs as George Wolkow smashed an RBI and Luke Moeller hit an RBI double.
Going into the third inning, the Rockers held a 2-1 lead over the Chinooks.
The fourth inning showed more strong results for the Rockers as they brought in three runs with help from Moeller’s two-RBI single and Cuyler Zukowski’s sac fly, which brought the score up to a comfortable 5-1 lead.
However, the Chinooks soon retaliated by gaining a run. Austin Fawley scored a homerun — his first of the season — to gain their sixth run of the day.
Yet, Lakeshore showed the Rockers that they couldn’t get too comfortable as they came back and tied the game at the top of the eighth inning.
When the Rockers were up to bat, Fawley was able to gain a walk for the team with bases-loaded, putting them up yet another run.
The final score of the game was 7-6, as the Rockers took the win at home, donning their classic red, white and blue jerseys.
Fittingly, this was the Rockers’ fourth straight win as the team celebrated the Fourth of July with their fans at the ballpark. Fans were able to get $4 tickets and $4 beer as the stadium became packed with fans and patriots, ready to celebrate the holiday and the success of the Green Bay Rockers.
The Rockers’ second-half record is now 1-0 as they head into their second game against Lakeshore.