On April 12, the Falcons were at home against the Vernon Vikings as Falcons pitcher Zach Roskowsky starred at the mound and at the plate. From the first pitch, he was absolutely dominant against the Vikings and did not slow down at all throughout the game.
Roskowsky posted seven strikeouts through five scoreless innings, only allowing two hits through the contest. “I felt great – my control was on and I felt good today,” he said.
In the bottom of the first, the Falcons’ offense was impeccable, scoring five runs and getting on top of the Vikings early. A key catalyst for the Falcons was Mike Sullivan, who had three RBIs in the Falcons win and has had it going all season at the plate.
“I felt great at the plate for the first time in a while. It felt good to have my teammates around me to support me,” said Sullivan. The Falcons added another run in the bottom of the second off an RBI single from Sullivan.
The game went back forth in the third inning, but in the fourth, the Falcons exploded and added four more runs to their already hefty lead, making the score 10-0. The Falcons held the Vernon Vikings scoreless in the fifth inning to enforce the mercy rule, and the game ended as the Falcons soared over the Vikings 10-0.
“We jumped on them early; Rosco did a nice job. To go 2-0 is a great start for a sophomore,” said Coach Jason Kalish.