"The Rocket" Blasts Off, Wins 1st Playoff Game 16-1; Plays Prep Charter Thurs, 5/15

The explosive offense which scored 162 Runs this season (109 more than they allowed), and nearly earned the Rockets a Division title this season, continued by pounding out 16 runs on 14 hits. SLA easily beat an overmatched Freire team with consistent hits and great base running. Senior Ethan Reese was strong in his first playoff start (4-1 on season), striking out 4, walking none and holding Freire hitless over two innings of work. 12 runs on 9 hits in the first inning alone, including 3 extra-base hits- a double and triple by Senior Jeff Schwartz and a double by Freshman Kevin Williams- was clearly enough. "The Rocket" advances to a showdown with Prep Charter down in the shadow of Citizens Bank Park on Thursday, May 15th.