BY DAVE PEDERSEN
A recent offensive power outage has slowed Rockford’s amateur baseball team. The River Bandits are 1-16 in the North Star League.
The recent Carver/Cologne tournament was cut short because of rain. Rockford finished second to Delano a year ago. The Bandits technically lost the first game to the Minneapolis River Rats 9-4 in four innings. The field was not playable.
Cologne forfeited the next game so they could work on the field. Rockford next defeated Webster 10-4. Lance Reynolds pitched five innings in getting the win.
Anthony Brenner had two hits with three runs batted in and Andy Jorges was 2 for 3 with a double and 2 RBIs.
Rockford played a double header against Mound last week, losing 3-0 and 7-0 in seven inning games.
“Jason Lesser pitched all seven innings in the first game,” said manager Ryan Rassatt. “We also were shut out in the second game as we could not string any hits together. Our lineup has struggled all season.”
Rassatt says the team has some really good hitters in Cody Kielsa .442, Andy Jorges .421 and Andy Brenner .321 in league games
Last Sunday Rockford lost a double header to Delano, falling 6-3 and 16-4.
Rockford plays at Dassel-Cokato, 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 11 and against Hutchinson in Loretto, 2 p.m. Sunday, July 13. The River Bandits are home against Buffalo, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 16 and at Rogers, 4 p.m. Saturday, July 19.