A flair for the dramatic has been a key part of the Green Bay Rockers' playoff run and it proved itself again Wednesday night as they beat the Traverse City Pit Spitters 15-14 to advance to the Northwoods League Championship game on Friday.
The Rockers scored two runs in each of the first three innings, but the Pit Spitters scored five runs in each of the first two innings to carry a 10-6 advantage after the first third of the game and an 11-9 advantage at the halfway point.
The Rockers would explode for six runs in the sixth inning, anchored by two bases-loaded walks and a bases-clearing double by Kendal Ewell to give them their first lead of the game. The Pit Spitters would score three runs in their half of the inning, but they would get no closer the rest of the way, nor would the Rockers be able to build onto their lead.
The hero from Monday's walk-off win, Ewell led the way offensively for the Rockers going 2-5 with a pair of doubles and four RBI. Cooper Kelly, Zane Zielinski, and Sam Polk also drove in two runs in the victory. Tyler Horvath picked up the win, pitching 3.2 innings of scoreless relief, registering seven strikeouts along the way.
The Rockers will travel to St. Cloud to face the Rox for the Northwoods League Championship. First pitch on ESPN+ is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. on Friday.