By Nicklas Grifhorst
Rochester baseball kicked off their season with a 2-1 series win over Marygrove College. Starting with a doubleheader on Saturday, the Warriors won the first game with a 14-4 victory, with the win going to Jesse Rometty, who went six innings for the Warriors. The second game of the double-header resulted in a 16-4 loss for Rochester, evening the series up. The third and final game of the series took place on Sunday and led to a nine-inning thriller, resulting in an 8-7 win for Rochester. The game was won thanks to a walk off single, from freshman Camden Hadley. The 2-1 series win, gives the Warriors their first series win as a member of the WHAC and a great start to the season.
“As a team we need to work on keeping a good energy level all game. If we get too high we try to do too much and if we get too low we start to coast. When we stay at a good energy level as a team we stay consistent on the mound and at the plate,” coach Scott Kunert said.
Rochester softball started their season against St. Clair County Community College this weekend.The Warriors swept the series with 8-5 and 8-4 wins, giving them a 2-0 start to the season.This is the first year with softball back as a sport at RC and gives coach Tai Sharpley confidence in her team heading forward.
“I believe this weekend definitely sets the tone for how the rest of the season is going to play out.The girls are really hungry and eager to be the best they can be,” coach Sharpley said.
The hockey team also had a successful start to the year, with a home and away series vs. Eastern Michigan University.The Warriors took game one by a score of, 4-2. Rochester headed to Ann Arbor for the second game, which they claimed 5-2, giving them a 2-0 record to start the year.
“It's great to enjoy some early success, but it's important that we keep the proper perspective.It was two games of a long season and there is a lot of work still to be done if we are going to realize our expectations this season,” coach Scott Cagnet said.