The JV Rocket offense was hotter than ever, keeping the royal blue crowd toasty on a chilly, windy day that felt more like November than it did April. Leo Cassel-Siskind, who earned his second win in as many starts, struck out the side before every Rocket batted in the first. Shaion Denny ripped the first pitch to third base, beat the throw, then quickly stole 2nd and 3rd. Denny called out "just like old times" to Arsenio Gomez moments before he ripped a shot into the gap that saw him sliding in safely at third. Two batters later Kristian Ramos hit a monster triple of his own into deep right center, scoring Gomez. Husain Kegler made it look easy with a bomb to deep center plating Ramos making it 3-0, and Lincoln's starter barely escaped the first inning.
He wouldn't be so lucky in the 2nd when every Rocket batted again and he was yanked after 1.2 innings of assault. In his 2nd at bat of the inning, Denny switched to the left side and drilled a double into the gap bringing in 2 more moments after Ramos brought did the same on another monster double. Luke Watson-Sharer laid down a perfect bunt to extend the inning long enough for Denny's shot scored Colin Pierce and Brian Torres to make it 9-0 after the 2nd.
Leo Cassell-Siskind, who struck out 10, walked none and only gave up one run on two hits over four innings, also reached base in all four at bats, going 2-2 with 2 walks. Arsenio Gomez, who like Denny went 3-4, hit a double in a stretch of seven straight hits started by Shaion Denny's 2-run Home Run to right center. Kenny Carroll brought in Gomez, Ramos, who went 3-3 on the day, brought in Carroll and the merry-go-round continued. Five more runs were plated, including an RBI from Freshman Eric "Chip" Gorski in the 4th when he snuck a slow roller in between 3rd and Short.
Kristian Ramos came in to close it out, powerfully striking out two and forcing a ground ball to 2nd Basemen Brian Torres for the final out. Next up: The JV Rocket travels up to the North East to take on Washington this Thurs, 4/6.