Every Rocket that stepped to the plate got at least 1 hit (nearly everyone got 2) in a convincing win over tough A-Division Lincoln. A huge bunt by Ben Simon moved a runner to third after Kevin Williams smacked a double down the third base line, and David Baker tied the game 1-1 with an RBI single. In an epic at bat, Ben Simon struck again in the 5th with a critical 2-run single to give SLA a 3-1 lead. Kevin Courtney crushed a shot to left center to plate 2 more making it 5-1 in the 6th. Ijustice Avery and Lukas Supovitz-Aznar made ESPN-worthy defensive stops to help Nick Clark take a 1-hitter into the final inning, and Ben Simon came in to end Lincoln's season.
The Rockets continue to prove doubters wrong with their 16th straight win, the last 3 over A-Division powerhouses Esperanza, Frankford and Lincoln. SLA advances to their first Public League Final Four, and will play MaST Charter to reach the City Final. (Video of Final Out)