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Welcome to the Portland Rockets New Home Page. 

special congratulations to all tournament world series 1st team

Max Habegger, Mitch Waters, Zack Tanner, Brandon Reaman 

24 teams for this year, surpasses previous high of 17

Thanks  our starting lineup for the 10th annual rocket rally at the Portland Golf Course

10 am shotgun start Sun. Sept. 24th 10 am

fellowship and food following at greazy pickle

thanks to all supporters, record number of teams and prizes too

will mention later our giving contributors

 

  1. Team Stauffer
  2. Team Wendel
  3. Team Stump
  4. The Miller Boys
  5. Team Jacobs
  6. Team Orie and his dog
  7. North Side Carryout
  8. Team Chittum
  9. Team Strohs  John Welker
  10. The Budlight Boys
  11. Eagles
  12. Team Reynolds
  13. Ritz Theater
  14. Craivin Baseball
  15. Bushwackers
  16. Billy Ballgame
  17. Team Waters

      Team McCowan

  1. Rockettes
  2. Grip it and Sip it
  3. WPGW
  4. Team Hoover
  5. The Fantastic 4
  6. Team Liechty
     

 

 

PORTLAND ROCKETS ARE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES   winner buffalo diesel 8 buffalo orrvilles 5

PORTLAND ROCKETS ADVANCE TO ELITE 8 IN WORLD SERIES PLAY BY WINNING POOL A

CHAMPIONSHIP BASEBALL AT ITS FINEST AMONG THE 12 BEST IN THE NABF, ROCKETS DEFEAT BEECHER MUSKIES FROM CHICAGO AREA 5-3 

THEN SHOCK THE DEFENDING NATIONAL CHAMPION BROOKLYN SPORTS FEVER 4-1 IN BATTLE CREEK 

ROCKETS LOSE A POOL GAME TO HOST BATTLE CREEK MERCHANTS 11- 4 AT C.O. BROWN STADIUM IN FRONT OF HUGE CROWD,

AT THE FORMER MINOR LEAGUE BALLPARK, IT WAS PACK THE PARK FOR BARB NITE, AN ALS VICTIM, RAISED IN AROUND $5000

SPECIAL FOR DIRECTOR TERRY NEWTONS DECEASED WIFE FROM ALS, THANKS TO OUR HOSTS IN BATTLE CREEK AND PERSONAL FRIEND AND BASEBALL ICON

CHARLIE BLACKBURN, HEAD OF THE NABF FROM ANNAPOLIS  MD. 

MANY ROCKET ROOTERS ON HAND FOR THE WEEKEND, READY FOR THE ELITE 8 SINGLE ELIMINATION ROUND,

ROCKETS AS POOL  WINNERS FACE PITTSBURGH LEFTIES , FACED EM TWICE IN CINCINNATI, BEAT THEM ONCE, BUT THEY BEAT US IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP 4-3

SATURDAY SHOWDOWN DAN BOLLENBACHER ON MOUND, THE SUPERB PITCHING OF DEREK THOBE AND MAX HABEGGER HAD GOTTEN US TO THIS POINT WHERE NO PORTLAND TEAM HAS EVER 

GONE BEFORE, DAN DID NOT DISAPPOINT, HE WAS STRONG AND TOUGH BUT ROCKETS LOSE TO PITTSBURGH 6-1

THE STIFF NORTH WIND BLEW AND AIDED PITTSPURGH WITH 2 IN THE 1ST AND ROCKETS NEVER REALLY RALLIED, 

4 STRAIGHT HITS IN THE 4 TH  BROUGHT IN ONE BUT A DOUBLE PLAY ON A HARD HIT BALL BY CAPTAIN MITCH WATERS STYMIED THE THREAT

ROCKETS LOSE BUT REMAIN VERY PROUD OF THE PORTLAND REPRESENTATION IN THE NATIONAL TOURNAMENT,

ROCKETS END SEASON 35-12 ,,,,,,WE WERE 27-7 LAST YEAR AND OUR 7 YEAR MARK WITH THIS CORE OF FINE ATHLETES IS 208 -64

SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL WHO MADE THE TRIP TO BATTLE CREEK, NICK MILLER AND WIFE, LARRY AND DONNA CHITTUM AND BRAD MILLER, KRISTIE DELANEY, SAMANTHA THOMAS WHO IS AN 

ASSISTANT COACH IN THE DUGOUT, SHE COULD TELL MANY  A STORY FOR SURE,

FANS FROM MUNCIE, FORT WAYNE BERNE, 

LET IT BE NOTED AS REMINDED FROM STAUNCH FAN ANGIE WATERS, ROCKETS PLAYED 10 GAMES IN 9 DAYS...6 OF WHICH WERE 9 INN. AFFAIRS

PERHAPS WE JUST RAN OUT OF GAS,,,,, 

THANKS TO TONY REYNOLDS AND SHERRY FOR YOUR SUPPORT, WE ARE A CORE OF PLAYERS AND FANS THAT CARE, MY SISTER MICKEY CALLS US A CULT!!!!

AN UNBELIEVEABLE SEASON COMES TO A CLOSE AND WE THANK SPONSORS AND ROCKET ROOTERS  ALL OVER

THE SOCIAL MEDIA FROM EVERWHERE WAS IMMENSE AND BELOVED

WE ARE PORTLAND PROUD AND WILL BE EVEN STRONGER IN 2018,  

WE HAD FUN, WE REPRESENTED , WE BELIEVED, WE ACHIEVED AND WE STILL DARE TO BE A CHAMPION

ROCKETS AGAIN 35-12 WON THE FIRECRACKER TOURNAMENT, THE NABF REGIONAL IN FT. WAYNE, AND RUNNERS UP IN THE CINCINNATI MINI REGIONAL

AND 2ND EVER APPEARANCE IN THE NABF WORLD SERIES MADE THE ELITE 8

NOTABLE:  WP.   DEREK THOBE AND MAX HABEGGER

AS  REPEATED SEVERAL TIMES BY MISHAWAKA MANAGER SHAWN HARPER, BEST HITTING TEAM HE HAS SEEN ROCKETS LED BY

 ZACH TANNER IN THIS TOURNAMENT 7-15. BRANDON REAMAN 7-16. CODY KRUMLAUF 5-12, DUSTIN LEWIS 5-14, AND MITCH WATERS 5-15

LOVE YA IN PORTLAND AND WATCH OUT FOR THIS GROUP NEXT SEASON

 

    Portland Rockets runners-up at mini regional in cincinnati last weekend were not going to settle for less,  they secure a regional championship in ft. wayne sunday and a berth in the World Series in Battle Creek.
    Rockets win 5 of 6 games played in 3 days, 4 on the brink of elimination defeating Mishawaka Brewers, Berea Blue Sox, Chicago Clout , then sweep Battle Creek behnke sunday,  battle creek had defeated rockets
    fri 2-1 in a dramatic tight contest, so Portland had the task of having to beat behnke twice to be champs, and THEY DID>
    Rockets behind the pitching of veterans Dan Bollenbacher and Mitch Waters defeat B C 9-6 and 11-2. both the veteran righthanders went 8, well Dan 8.1 innings,and in each case, Chandler Jacks finished up, and a great strikeout
    he had on a 3-2 curveball to their dangerous 5 hole hitter.
        
    results:  Portland Rockets 7 Mishawaka Brewers 1    winner Derek Thobe  4 hit CG
                 Battle Creek Behnke 2 Portland Rockets 1   loser Zach Short 5 hits
                 Portland Rockets 10 Berea Blue Sox 2  Max Habegger CG 11 kS
                 Portland Rockets 7 Chicago Clout 1  Garrett Scott CG 4 hits
                 Portland Rockets 9 Battle Creek Behnke 6  Dan Bollenbacher 8 inn. Chandler Jacks relief
                 Portland Rockets 11 Battle Creek Behnke 2 Mitch Waters 8 inn. Chandler Jacks relief
hitting on the tourney
 
    Dalton Tinsley  15-26 3 triples, inside park home run, 7 rbi                                                                                                                                  Rockets are staying in Battle Creek at the Courtyard Marriot wed thurs fri sat
    Brandon Reaman 9-22  2 2b
    Zach Tanner 10-21 HR 2 2b 7 rbi                                                                                                                                                                       12891 Harper Village Drive                 
    Cody Krumlauf 9-23 7 rbi                                                                                                                                                                                    
    Dusty Lewis 10-18                                                                                                                                                                                           Battle Creek MI  49041
    Justin Marrero 5-22 3 rbi
    Colin Affolder 5-13 HR 2b                                                                                                                                                                                              269.979.2900
    Alex Delk 4-14
Rockets record now 33-10 and 6 players return to World series who were in Portland in 2012.
Those who went to Buffalo, Zach Tanner, Mitch Waters, Dalton Tinsley, Dan Bollenbacher, Justin Marrero, Chris Miller
These core players in the last 7 years have amassed a 206-73 record, astounding. that against some of the best competition around
 
Rockets in the series will play in pool A with 1.  Portland Rockets  2. Battle Creek Merchants 3. Brooklyn Sports Fever, Beecher Muskies
game 1 11:30 am  Thursday vs Beecher Muskies at Nichols Field
 
game 2 6 pm Thursday vs Brooklyn Sports Fever at Morrison Field
 
game 3  7 pm Friday vs host team, Battle Creek Merchants at C.O. Brown Stadium--=-=----This is Pack The Park nite for Barb, a fundraiser for a ALS patient, A reach out to Portland extended to help the cause with attendance
 
Saturday games 11am 230 pm and 630 pm
 
Championship Sunday 12 noon
 
12 team pool play, 8 team single elimiination bracket starting Sat.
 
 
 
note :  Team was instructed to have 4 objective
 
1.  Have fun.
 
2.  Be a good teammate
 
3.  Respect the Game
 
4.  Dare to be a CHAMPION!!!!!        
 
CONGRATULATIONS PORTLAND ROCKETS, 33-10,  4TH OF JULY TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS, CINCINNATI MINI-REGIONAL RUNNERS-UP, FT. WAYNE REGIONAL CHAMPIONS AND WORLD SERIES PARTICIPANT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     

 

 

 

PORTLAND ROCKETS OPEN NABF FT WAYNE REGIONAL fri 430 AT INDIANA TECH VS MISHAWAKA BREWERS

WIN AND PLAY BATTLE CREEK BEHNKE AT 7, LOSEplay sat  11 am  AT CARRINGTON FIELD

 7 TEAM FIELD CHICAGO CLOUT, FT. WAYNE JACKERS, FT. WAYNE 45S, MISHAWAKA BREWERS, BEREA BLUE SOX, BATTLE CREEK BEHNKE, PORTLAND ROCKETS

game 1 derek thode game 2 zach short  GAME 3 MAX HABEGGER GAME 4  GARRETT SCOTT GAME 5 DAN BOLLENBACHER

STAY IN COMMUNICATION WEATHER HAS 50% CHANCE OF RAIN\

ROLL ON ROCKETTRAIN

 

 

 

 

ROCKETS LOSE IN CHAMPIONSHIP OF MINI REGIONAL IN CINCI

4-3 TO PITTSBURGH , WE BEAT EM SAT. 8-4 THANKS TO 7 HIT CG DEREK THOBE\

ROCKETS GO 3-1 AND WERE IN DRIVER SEAT TO WORLD SERIES IN BATTLE CREEK BUT HAD JUST 4 HITS IN SUNDAY CHAMPIONSHIP

TANNER 3 RUN HOMER MADE IT CLOSE, TANNER ON A TEAR, HOMER IN ALL 3 DAYS, 12 ON YEAR, WENT 10-15 FOR TOURNEY 5 DOUBLES AND 3 HR ASTOUNDING

ROCKETS RALLY TO DEFEAT BEREA BLUE SOX 15-10 WITH 21 HITS

 RECORD NOW 28-9 

STATS FOR WEEKEND 

TANNER 10-15  5 2B 3 HR 9 RBI

MILLER 6-11 HR 5 RBI

KRUMLAUF 6-15 2 2B 3 RBI

BECKER 5-14  2RBI 

LEWIS 4-11

WATERS 2-6

MARRERO 3-13

LINDSTRAND 1-4

REAMAN 1-11

 

ROCKETS NOW IN FT WAYNE REGIONAL 

7 TEAMS, PORTLAND, BATTLE CREEK, MISHAWAKA, FT WAYNE JACKERS AND 45S, CHICAGO CLOUT, BEREA BLUE SOX, 

RAIN CHANCE ON THUR 60% BE INFORMED

PLAN ON 2 GAMES THURS, AS ALL TEAMS PLAY AT 530 WNNERS ADVANCE TO 8PM GAME

DRAW WED FOR SITES AND OPPONENTS

 

 

 

  Game 1 Game 2  Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 
Thursday August 3rd Carrington 530pm Shoaff 530pm Indiana Tech 530pm Carrington 8:15pm Indiana Tech 8pm 
           
           
Friday ,August 4th Game 6 Game 7  Game 8  Game 9  
  Carrington  11am  Carrington 2pm  Carrington 530pm Carrington 8pm   
           
Saturday , August 5th Game 10  Game 11 Game 12     
  Carrington  12pm Carrington 3pm Carrington 6pm     
           
Sunday,August 6th Game 13        
  Carrington 1pm         
           

 

 

 

 

PORTLAND ROCKETS CONCLUDE REGULAR SEASON WITH SPLIT AT HOME VS. HAMMOND LAKERS

FINISH 2017 25-8

17 GAME WIN STREAK SNAPPED IN FINALE, LOSE 2-8 TO A GOOD HAMMOND CLUB THEIR RECORD 2707

ROCKETS WIN GAME 1 4-0 ON 5 HIT SHUTOUT BOLLENBACHER, 7 KS

2 RUN HOME RUN MARRERO, 7 HITS WEEKEND BY TANNER AND WATERS, 6 EACH TINSLEY, BECHER AND REAMAN

GAME 2 ROCKETS AHEAD 1-0 IN 4TH BEFORE THEY SOLVED SHORT FOR 6 RUNS, 4 EARNED, SOME TOUGH CALLS ALSO WENT THE OTHER WAY,

5 GAMES IN 4 DAYS AMIDST HEAT WAVE, REST NEEDED AS WE REGROUP FOR 1ST EVER MINIREGIONAL IN CINCI

2026 E SEYMOUR AVE.

CINCI OH AT ROSELAWN PARK

OUR POOL HAS PORTLAND ROCKETS, CINCI MUDCATS AND PITTSBURGH ST. JOHNS

OTHER POOL HAS CINCI CHIEFS, CINCI ROYALS AND BEREA BLUE SOX\

WE PLAY FRI VS MUDCATS AT 5, THEN SAT VS PITTSBURGH AT NOON

HOTEL FRI AND SAT NITE:  double tree suites

6300 e. kemper road , sharonville, oh

513.489.3636

off I75 to 275 to hwy 47 reade hampton exit

 

rockets extend win streak to 16 with dh sweep over mishawaka brewers

win game 1 13-0 behind 1 hit shutout garrett scottt

win game 2 behind max habegger and chandler jacks 11-4, 

5 hit day for tanner, 4 waters and becker, 2 for krumlauf and marrero

rockets conclude regular season today 1 pm dh at home with hammond lakers

bollenbacher and short to pitch, they beat us both games up there in june

come see us close the summer campaign in portland

 

 

 

                                                             

rockets play sat vs mishawaka brewers home, game delayed start now 2 pm  scott and habegger starters

ROCKETS RALLY WIN AGAIN, 14 STRAIGHT OVER SUMMIT CITY SLUGGERS 5-4

WALK OFF SINGLE BY TANNER , 10TH HOMER OF YEAR TANNER

WP JAMES WEST,  

PORTLND ROCKETS CONTINUE WINNING WAYS GO 4-0 ON WEEKEND

AT INDIANA WESLEYAN SAT, 13-0 SHUTOUT BOLLENBACHER, TINSLEY GRAND SLAM OVER SUMMIT CITY SLUGGERS

4-2 WIN IN SECOND GAME SHORT PITCHES COMPLETE GAME 3 HITTER, BECKER 3 HITS

SUN ROCKETS OVER WHITCO ROYALS 8-4  AND 7-2 

WINS FOR SCOTT AND HABEGGER, RELIEF WORK KRUMLAUF AND JACKS

HR TANNER #9 AND ALSO SCROGHAM

WEEKEND STATS TINSLEY 5-15 2 TRIPLES GRAND SLAM

KRUMLAUF 5-13

TANNER 4-9 hr

WATERS 3-14  AFFOLDER 4-8 BECKER 4-7 DELK 3-4  REAMAN 2-7

NEXT UP BIG THURS NITE AT RUNKLE-MILLER FIELD 

CROSSROADS CREDIT UNION NITE AT THE BALLPARK 7-PM

VS SUMMIT CITY SLUGGERS 

THOBE STARTER

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                     rocket rally gives portland win over ft. wayne

 

                                                                                                               6 run 8th, highlighted by tanner 3 run homer

winner jim west, save chase ruiz

14 rocket hits, 3 by tinsley, krumlauf 

2 each afffolder, ingle, acosta

rockets have weekend off due to league rescheduling in ft. wayne;\

next game wed at indiana tech  check that  tech will visit portland wed. at runkle-miller field 7pm, 

again, HOME WED> then at indiana wesleyan sat 2pm start vs. summit city sluggers, home sun  1pm vs whitco royals

                                                                                                                              8 game win streak stretches recordd to 16-7

 

 

 

                                                                                                PORTLAND ROCKETS ARE THE 2017 FIRECRACKER CLASSIC CHAMPIONS

ROCKETS GO UNDEFEATED, 4-0 TO DEFEND CROWN IN THE 6 TEAM FIELD

SCORES 12-1 OVER D. BAKER GOATS

5-1 OVER MISHAWAKA BREWERS

9-1 OVER FT. WAYNE 45S

5-0 OVER FT. WAYNE JACKERS

3 RUNS GIVEN UP IN 4 GAMES, COMPLETE GAMES THOBE, BOLLENBACHER, SHORT, AND SCOTT

6 HITS BY TINSLEY, REAMON AND TANNER, 5 BY DELK AND KRUMLAUF

TANNER TOURNAMENT MVP, HE WON IT IN  2012, 2013, WENT PRO FOR 2 YEARS, THEN WON IT IN 2016 AND 2017 WOW

ROCKETS NOW 12-7 PLAY WED 7 PM AT RUNKLE-MILLER FIELD VS FT. WAYNE PANTHERS

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
rockets shine in big win over ohio warhawks at runkle-miller field tues
they are fresh off national tournament win in colorado springs colorado
rockets rally from 6-3 deficit win 10-6
thobe winner, tinsley HR and 3 hits
2 hits tanner waters krumlauf becker, big time clutch bingos by becker and krumlauf
scott effective as starter left with 3-2 lead in 6th
next firecracker classic sat and sun at carrington field 
742 N. coliseum dr. ft wayne
games are 1030 am thobe starter vs d baker goats, never played before
815 pm sat vs mishawaka brewers bollenbacher
6 team field -2 teams from these 3 will play sunday,
if we win pool play sun 1230, lose 10 am
other pool, ft. wayne 45's wizards and jackers
 
portland rockets are defending firecracker champions
 
Rotary Club Day at the Ballpark
rockets win 2, awesome sunday
starts at 1 ends at 450, 11-1 asnd 9-0 victors over ft. wayne wizards
bollenbacker 3 hitter strikes out 9 in 5 inn.
habegger 3 hitter strikes out 12 in 7 inn.
rockets amass 25 hits in dh
6 by tanner 4 xbh
3 each tinsley and affolder
hr lindstrand
 
great food for all thanks goodrich, alexander, tagues and all rotarians
thanks Robert Freemeyer for your generous donation,
and the Hearn boys too, mark and chris
love ya in portland
 
barry huffman wins 50/50 and gives it all to Rockets
wow, and thanks maddox for throwing out 1st pitch
 
rockets home tues 630 start vs talented ohio warhawks 9 inn rockets plan on pitching 
scott, short and thobe
 
 
 
 
fri nite game in ft. wayne is rained out, back in action sun 1pm dh in portland
 
 
Rockets lose to kekionga 3-2 in late inn.
effective start by short, 1 earned run into 6th
same for Jacks , broken bat flare lands to score winning run
 
 
 
then sunday june 25 we will play the ft wayne wizards at 1pm 
we will play 2, a 1 pm dh at runkle-miller field
this is a change also
it is rotarty club day at the ballpark,
should be fun
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
rocket road trip to bethel college resounding success
2 wins over mishawaka brewers
complete game victories bollenbacker 5 hits 11ks, scott 6 hits 4 ks
win 3-2 on tinsleys rbi double in last inn\
win 9-1 led by tanner hr, zack tanner  3 hr on weekend
rocket road trip sun to hammond lost a heartbreaker in the last inn 5-4 shepherd takes the loss, y
6 inn 0 earned runs habegger,
rockets lose nitecap 4-1 great work in relief chandler jacks
6 hits on returning rocket cody krumlauf
5 tinsley
next game wed. 7 pm at indiana tech vs. northeast kekionga
zach short starter
 
 
 
Portland Rockets lose 6-5 in rain shortened game in Portland to Summit City Sluggers
coached by Lea Selvey, Todd Farr.....Kyle Selvey on their squad
HR Tinsley, Becher
Thobe, Jacks pitch for rockets
record 6-4
next up rockets vs. mishawaka brewers sat 1pm at bethel college
rockets will stay at holiday inn express in valpo
they have 2 amenities we like, breakfast and pool
then we play sun 2pm their time at Hammond Riverside park
pro scouts in attendance, fresh off draft
for more game info click new news items
 
 
Rockets welcome back catcher Cody Krumlauf, an all conference selection at Earlham, he was a big part of the success story Quakers had
from Auburn, Cody was with the rockets a few years ago, now graduated and hoping to get on an independent team
 
 
PORTLAND ROCKETS SWEEP WEEKEND 4 GAME HOME STRETCH
SAT. WINS OVER SUMMIT CITY SLUGGERS, 6-5  9-4
SUN. WINS OVER FT. WAYNE FLIPPIN FROGS 10-7 AND 14-8
BOLLENBACHER WITH RELIEF FROM WATERS, SCOTT WP SAT.
4 HITS BECKER  AND 21ST BIRTHDAY TRISTEN ON SUN
GEESLIN AND RUIZ WP ON SUN.
3 HITS ACOSTA HR TINSLEY  2 HITS TANNER LINDSTRAND MCKIBBBEN  4RUNS SCORED BY REAMON
ROCKET WINS STREAK MAKES RECORD 6-3  not too shaby after 9 games in 8 days
 
ROCKETS HOST SUMMIT CITY SLUGGERS WED NITE 7PM RUNKLE-MILLER FIELD
THOBE STARTER
 
ROCKETS IN SOUTH BEND SAT, HAMMOND SUN
 
 
we will stay in Valporasio sat nite at holiday inn express
 great breakfast 
address 1251 silhavy Road
south Valporasio 46385
phone 219.464.9395
 
play sunday at 3pm our time dh at hammond riverside park\
on old comlumbia ave 
hammond ind
 
 
 
 
 
Portland Rockets conclude 3 game set with Grand lake Mariners, glad to see them go, wish em well 
they are GOOD
Celina defeats Portland 19-2 thrus in Portland
Habegger goes 5, Jacks finishes
rockets now 2-3 on young season,
dh sat. 1pm at runkle-miller field vs. summit city sluggeras
bollenbacher and scott starters
also home sun
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PORTLAND ROCKETS LOSE IN CELINA VS GRAND LAKE MARINERS 8-5
ROCKETS ACTUALLY OUT HIT EM 11-10  WATERS WITH 3 HTS, 
HOME RUNS BY TANNER AND LINDSTRAND
WELCOME NEW GUYS, PITCHERS OF NOTE HOBBS, SHORT
INF LEWIS
ROCKETS HOME TONITE THURS 7PM VS. MARINERS
MAX HABEGGER ON THE MOUND
ITS PERSIMMON RIDGE NITE AT THE BALLPARK,
COME ON OUT AND SAY HELLO
 
 
 
 
 
 
Portland road trips to Coldwater
lots of times past Rockets vs. Moons then libation and wings at McSobers
this was taste of the town nite at Coldwater
bad taste, left town
grand lake mariners 10 rockets 0 
9 inn, wood bat, solid teams,
rockets lose and get no hit
return to action with new vibe wed at montgomery field
7 pm vs grand lake mariners
Rockets welcome Jackson Hobbs who will pitch tonite, along with billy Geeslin and Zach Short
Hobbs, standout pitcher at Ft. Recovery joins are long mercer county connection
more in news items
 
 
 
 
ROCKETS OPEN 59TH SEASON WITH VICTORIES 6-1 AND 14-0 OVER INDY BANDITS,
5 HOMERS ON THE DAY, 2 BY TANNER, GEESLIN, TINSLEY,MCKIBBEN
BOLLENBACHER STRIKES OUT 8, 1 HIT, NEWCOMER HABEGGER STRIKES OUT 5 1 HIT
ROCKETS PLAY TUES 6 PM AT COLDWATER HIGH SCHOOL VS GRAND LAKE MARINERS, TASTE OF THE TOWN NITE IN COLDWATER
THOBE OUR STARTER    MORE ON SUN RESULTS IN NEWS ITEMS
we even have a new potential opponent in the future, the Saline County Monarchs from Ilinois
 
 
Schedule update:   rockets home sunday 1pm dh vs indy bandits
rockets at coldwater oh, h.s. tues 6 pm vs. grand lake mariners
rockets at montgomery field celina wed. 7pm vs grand lake mariners\
rockets home thurs. 7pm vs grand lake mariners
 
PLAY BALL
Portland Rockets in action this weekend, june 3 dh 1pm vs. South Bend Cardinals
Dan Bollenbacher and Derek Thobe starters
sun. june 4 Portland Rockets vs. Indy Bandits 1 pm dh 
all games at Runkle-Miller Field, free admission
wood bat baseball ,  its happening in Portland
 
 
 
 
 
Portland Rockets pay tribute to our most loyal and faithful fan, Don Maloy who passed May 2.
Don and Marilyn Maloy, have been dear to all who know the Rockets, their unwavering support has been inspirational to all.
The Rockets will always feel the love the Maloys shared, the heartbeat of this devotion is what makes our small town baseball team so special.
love ya in Portland, and in Plymouth, and in Ft. Wayne and in Cincinnati and all over ,,,,,,those rocket road trips were grand,  but we sure loved you in Portland
 
 
Portland Rockets also say goodbye to an old friend, and foe, Morris McCreery passed May 1.
Member of the Old EIBL Muncie Orioles, Morri more recently coached the Richmond Legion Club
even last season, he came to Rocket games in Portland helping evaluate talent, and I believe he enjoyed watching our club for the way they went about their business.
love ya in Portland Morris
 

 

 

 

 
 
 
NABF  CINCINNATI REGIONAL  
 
PORTLAND ROCKETS GO  2-2 IN NABF REGIONAL
MAKE IT TO FINAL 4 SEMIFINALS LOSE 6-3 IN 11 INN.  BOLLENBACHER 2 HIT SHUT OUT FOR 8 2/3 INN. 
GEESLIN 4 HITS AND A HOMER
 
ROCKETS WIN 4-2 THUR OVER YORKVILLE YAKS
THOBE WINNER, WATERS HR
ROCKETS LOSE THUR TO OSWEGO CATS 3-2 IN 8 INN. GEESLIN LOSER IN RELIEF OF MARTIN
ROCKETS WIN SAT.OVER CINCI MUDCATS 10-1
 
MARRERO 8 -16 ON WEEKEND, GEESLIN 6 HITS, 5 TINSLEY, WATERS SHARP
 
ROCKETS END SEASON 27-7
THANKS ALL SUPPORTERS AND CONTRIBUTORS
REMINDER:  ROCKET RALLY GOLF OUTING SEPT 25TH
 
 
ROCKETS TAKE 2 FROM WHITCO ROYALS 10-0 AND 13-3
BOLLENBACHER NO HITTER 5 INN
5 HITS ON THE DAY TINSLEY, 4 TANNER 
3 DOUBLES MARRERO
HR SHARP
 
ROCKETS FINISH REGULAR SEASON 25-5
ADVANCE TO NABF REGIONAL IN CINCINNATI THUR
THOBE GAME ONE STARTER
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ROCKETS 13-KEKIONGA 9 
HR GEESLIN, TANNER, SHARP
3 HITS TANNER, 2 WATERS, DELK, SHARP
TANNER HR COUNT 14, 5TH IN 4 GAMES
ROCKETS 9 GAME WIN STREAK
 
REGULAR SEASON CONCLUDES SUN. 1PM DH AT RUNKLE-MILLER FIELD
COMING TO PORTLAND THE FT. WAYNE LEAGUE CHAMP WHITCO ROYALS
 
SUNDAY JULY 24 1PM DOUBLEHEADER IN PORTLAND
 
NO REGIONAL IN PORTLAND THIS YEAR, TEAMS ARE IN LEAGUE PLAYOFFS OR HAVE ALREADY PLAYED IN A TOURNAMENT, SO WE HAVE CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY IN PORTLAND
 
 
 
 
 
ROCKETS TAKE ALL 4 GAMES ON ROAD TRIP TO  CINCINNATI
PORTLAND 6 CINCINNATI CHIEFS 0
PORTLAND 7 CINCINNATI CHIEFS 3
PORTLAND 7 YORKVILLE YAKS 3
PORTLAND 15 YORKVILLE YAKS 3
 
TANNER 4 HOME RUNS THIS WEEKEND, 12 ON SEASON
GOES 8-15
5 HITS MILLSPAUGH, WATERS, AFFOLDER, TINSLEY
WP  SCOTT, MARTIN, BOLLENBACKER, GEESLIN
 
ROCKET RECORD 22-5
NEXT GAME:  WED 705 AT INDIANA TECH
HOME SUNDAY VS WHITCO ROYALS
 
 
 
 
PORTLAND ROCKETS 12 F. W JACKERS 2
ROCKETS TAKE 4 OUT 5 OVER RIVAL
BOLLENBACHER 126 PITCHES WP
4 HITS BECHER, 3 SHARP AND GEESLIN,
HR SHARP
RECORD 18-5
 
NO GAME WED
ROCKETS NEXT ACTION AT LAKOTA WEST HIGH SCHOOL SAT 2 PM DH VS CINCINNATI CHIEFS,
SUN DH 1PM AT SOUTH DEARBORN HIGH SCHOOL VS YORKVILLE YAKS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ROCKETS WIN ON CROSSROADS CREDIT UNION NITE 8-4 OVER FT. WAYNE PANTHERS
HR TINSLEY, TANNER,
3 HIT BECHER, 2 WATERS, LINDSTRAND
BORCHERS GOES 8 INN. FOR WIN
ROCKETS NOW 16-5 HOST FT. WAYNE JACKERS NOTE START TIME 7:15 FRIDAY NITE
 
FRIDAY NITE LITES AT RUNKLE-MILLER FIELD, 
COME SUPPORT THE HOME TEAM FRIDAY 715
 
PORTLAND ROCKETS WIN THE RED CARRINGTON FIRECRACKER CLASSIC
GO 4- 1 ON WEEKEND, DEFEAT FT. WAYNE JACKERS IN CHAMPIONSHIP GAME 6-3\
THOBE WP, TANNER 3 RUN HOMER
WP IN THE TOURNEY, WATERS, BOLLENBACHER,MARTIN AND THOBE
MVP ZACH TANNER 11 HITS WITH 5 DOUBLES AND 3 HR
8 HITS GEESLIN, 7 SHARP, 6 EACH AFFOLDER AND TINSLEY
RECORD 15-5
 
BIGGEST NITE OF THE SEASON, CROSSROADS NITE WED. 705 PRIZES AND GAMES FREE STUFF
 
 
4th of july tournament carrington field ft. wayne
742 N Coliseum Blvd ft. wayne  46805
 
 
PORTLAND ROCKETS VIE FOR FIRECRACKER TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP MONDAY 10AM
ROCKETS WENT 3-0 MOVING DOWN MISHAWAKA BREWERS 11-6 FT. WAYNE JACKERS 10-2 AND SOUTH BEND CARDINALS 9-0
JACKERS MUST BEAT ROCKETS TWICE, AND WIN A 3RD GAME PLAYED SUN. NITE 4-2
CHAMPIONSHIP MON. THOBE THE STARTER
ROCKETS 14-5 RETURN HOME WED CROSSROADS CREDIT UNION NITE 7-5 VS FT. PANTHERS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ROCKETS TAKE 2 OUT OF 3 IN SOUTH BEND
SPLIT WITH MISHAWAKA BREWERS 3-4 AND 4-3
WIN 4-2 OVER CARDINALS
TANNER HOMERS WATERS 2 SAVES, 2 DOUBLES TINSLEY
2 HITS DELK, AFFOLDER
ROCKETS NOW 11-3 PLAY WED AT INDIANA TECH 7 PM
 
 
 
 

 

 

click the schedule icon for dates 

rockets cruise to 5th straight win 9-4 over ft. wayne panthers

2nd game in a row Bollenbacher is perfect thru 4 inn.

2nd game in a row Tinsley goes yard, Millspaugh 2 hits 3 rbi

record 7-2 

rockets off till next wed. at indiana tech 7 pm

next home game a week from saturday june 18th vs indiana bandits

 

 

 

 

 

 

rockets win 4 of 5 this weekend in portland

special thanks to Franklin Electric and Portland Parks dept.

lights replaced at runkle-miller field,

some of the hardware on those poles traced back to 1962

recall the right center stanchion completely blew off in october

Fri: grand lake 6 portland 2

waste 4 perfect inn. by bollenbacher

Sat: rockets sweep Kekionga 14-6 and 7-3

4 hits rookie Jake Geesaman, grand slam Lindstrand and 8 rbi

wp Bobeck and Martin

Sun:  rockets sweep twin city bankers 12-5 and 7-3

Tinsley and Tanner go deep Tinsley 5 hits on the day 6 rbi

wp Scott and Blackmon

record 6-2 

next game wed. home vs ft. wayne panthers 705

 

 

 

 

 

PORTLAND ROCKETS DEFEAT GRAND LAKE MARINERS 2 -1 TO START A BIG MONTH OF JUNE

THOBE WINNING PITCHER, GREAT RELIEF BORCHERS, GEESLIN, DELK, WATERS,

RBI GEESLIN, WATERS

FRI NITE GOLF CART NITE, THOSE STAYING ON A CART FREE POPCORN AND DRINK AT LUNCHING PAD

RIVALRY CONTINUES CELINA IN PORTLAND FRINITE 705 BOLLENBACHER STARTER

 

 

ROCKETS ALSO HOME SAT AND SUN 1PM DH VS KEKIONGA AND TWIN CITY BANKERS

 

 

 

ROCKETS OPEN SEASON WITH A BANG

3 HR IN ONE INNING AND 4 TRIPLES

OVER THE FENCE BY GEESLIN, WATERS, AND LINDSTRAND 

BOBECK WP SCORE 15-8, BOLLENBACHER, DELK, WATERS ALL PITCH

ROCKETS LOSE GAME  2 15-4 IN RAIN SHORTENED GAME, 

NO WORKOUT SUNDAY,, 

WEDNESDAY 705 VS GRAND LAKE MARINERS CELINA

530 BP AT MONTGOMERY FIELD ON  GRAND LAKE ROAD (JUST PAST MCDONALDS)

WPGW PRESENTS ROCKET REPORT 

USUALLY AT 725, 1225., 525 ON WEEKDAYS AFTER GAMES

THANKS 100.9 AND WILLIAMS AUTO PARTS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY

RECOUNTS OF GAME ACTION POSTED ON NEWS ICON

May 26, 2016

 

2016 season preview Portland Rockets

 

57th year

Last year record 20-8

Winner of World Baseball Congress tournament

Record last 5 years 146-45

Went 1-2 in NABF regional in Kankakee Ill

 

Returnees:

 

Pitchers Mitch Waters (11th yr) played in italy, independent league, captain

              Dan Bollenbacher (9th)  won games in regional in Louisville and in world series in 2012 ….only rocket appearance in world series

               Alex Delk (4) cowan product and also infielder, led team in Hr last year

               Bill Geeslin  (5) also an infielder

               Craig Martin (4) left hander from Marion

              

Infielders:  Justin Marrero (7)  drafted by cubs out of HS. In Columbus oh, still powerful from both sides of plate, one of the best hitters in Portland

                    Zach Tanner (3)  returns after 2 years in Frontier league with the Frontier Grays, he is a powerful shortstop 4 hole hitter, gives us a potent lineup,,,,this club has a core with many veterans, best team??????in years:?????

Tanner from Yorktown and wright state

                     Heath Williams ?
                     

Catcher:  TJ Lindstrand (3) from Noblesville and Huntington U.  also an outfielder

               

Outfielders:  Dalton Tinsley (6)  still on call to clubs in frontier league after numerous tryouts in pro ranks,  one of the best ball hawks/leadoff men in our game

                      Colin Affolder (3)  from Berne, starting of at Bethel Colleg\

 

Newcomers: pitchers Derek Thobe from Coldwater, Andrew Bobeck from Bethel college

Dan Borchers from Versailles, D’Quann Blackmon from Muncie, Brian Lybarger Lima

Position players:  Tristen Becher St Marys, Adam Brown Muncie

 

Manager Randy Miller 45th year from Wabash college

Assistant Doug Tinsley 6th year from Marion

 

Portland Rockets are a semi-pro wood bat team in the heartland baseball league with ft. wayne and south bend

Will host a world baseball congress regional tournament at Runkle-Miller field July 22-24

 

More on www.ballcharts.com/portlandrockets2010

 

 GOLF OUTING

 

**4 PERSON SCRAMBLE**

September 25, 2016 SUNDAY

Rain Date  Oct2

Portland Country Club

 

NEW   10 am. Shot Gun Start

 

$240.00 per 4-Person Team

Includes:  Green Fees & Golf Cart Rental

Meal and fellowship following at Greazy Pickle approx. 3 pm

Prizes for 1st,2nd,3rd & 50/50 Drawing

Special “string/mulligan”package available for your team

 

For more information, please contact Randy Miller 260-703-2003 or ramiller15@embarqmail.com or stop in at the Greazy Pickle for registration forms

                                  

**All food & beverages at golf course must be purchased at the Portland Golf Club during outing  but check out mickey on the beer cart

__________________________________________________________

TEAM PRE- REGISTRATION FORM (please register by Sept.22 2015) checks to Portland Rockets

Team Name: ___________________________ Contact Person: ___________________

Address: ________________________________________________________________

City: _________________________ State: ________________   Zip: _______________

Telephone: _____________________________ Fax: ____________________________

Email: __________________________________________________________________

HOLE SPONSORSHIP $100.00 NAME: ______________________

                                                                                                 (As you would like it to appear on sign)

 

___ I have enclosed a check or money order for$______________ for my team registration&/or Hole Sponsorship

___ I will not be able to play but would like to make a contribution in the amount of   $___________

 Please return to Randy Miller 101 North Drive Geneva In.  46740

 

 

 

 

Congratulations Chris and Abigail on wedding Saturday Aug 8

Mr. and Mrs. Chris Miller are inviting team to wedding reception Saturday 6 30 pm

love you guys in Portland, 

reception at Meshingomesia Golf and Social club

2225 N Lagro Rd. 

Marion In   46952

Chris has just completed his 5th rocket season and is a valued team member, hopefully his wife will let him play next season!!

 

 

 

PORTLAND ROCKETS GO 1-2 IN KANKAKEE ILLINOIS REGIONAL TOURNAMENT
 

SEASON ENDS WITH 20-8 RECORD

ROCKETS CLOSE BUT NO CIGAR WITH A PAIR OF 6-4 LOSSES AFTER BIGGEST WIN OF SEASON OVER HOST BEECHER MUSKIES 4-2

WINNING PITCHER WATERS,  GEESLIN, REYNOLDS TAKE LOSSES

IN THE TOURNAMENT TINSLEY 6-11, REAMAN 3-7, MARRERO 3-9, DELK 3-10 , GEESLIN 3-8

 

ROCKETS HAVE EARNED BERTHS IN 4 DIFFERENT REGIONALS  LAST 4 YEARS, CINCINNATI, LOUISVILLE, FT. WAYNE, AND KANKAKEE

 

CHECK NEWS ICON FOR MORE

LATER THIS WEEK WE WILL HAVE SOME SEASON STATS 

LOVE YA IN PORTLAND   ROCKET RALLY GOLF OUTING SEPTEMBER 27

 

 

kankakaee il  60901  teams beecher muskies, chicago angels, chicago surburban, joliet dirtbags, michigan city stars, portland rockets

 

 

 

PORTLAND ROCKETS WIN WORLD BASEBALL CONGRESS TOURNAMENT GO 3-1

DEFEAT FT. WAYNE JACKERS 2-0, LOST TO MICHIGAN AREABRAVES 3-1 DEFEAT MIAMI VALLEY WOLVERINES 7-1 THEN SUNDAY CLAIM TITLE WITH A 5-4 WIN OVER MICHIGAN

WINNING PITCHERS BOLLENBACHER, REYNOLDS, DELK

HOMERS THIS WEEKEND MILLER, TINSLEY,

MVPS BOLLENBACHER TINSLEY

ROCKETS WIN THIS 7 YEAR TOURNAMENT FOR THE SECOND TIME, 1ST IN 2012 WENT TO THE WORLD SERIES THAT YEAR,,,,,GOOD KARMA

ROCKETS FINISH THE SEASON IN PORTLAND 19-6
PLAY IN KANKAKEE ILLINOIS THIS WEEKEND IN REGIONAL

 

portland rockets vs michigan  areabraves from saginaw sunday 1pm for world baseball congress regional championship

rockets defeat dayton 7-1 sat. nite 

home run tinsley, 3 run double tinsley, rbi single branock, bowers

complete game victory reynolds

 

 

 

PORTLAND ROCKETS WIN 5-4 OVER FT. WAYNE PANTHERS 

DELK HITS 3 RUN HOMER, 3RD IN 3 GAMES, ALSO HAS WALK OFF SINGLE IN LAST AT BAT

HE IS ALSO THE WINNING PITCHER

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILLY GEESLIN, NOW 25 LOVE YA IN PORTLAND BILLYBALLGAME
 

ROCKETS END REGULAR SEASON 16-5

 

WORLD BASEBALL CONGRESS   PORTLAND INDIANA  7TH YEAR FRIDAY JULY 24, SAT. SUN.

MICHIGANAREA BRAVES

MIAMI VALLEY WOLVERINES

FT. WAYNE JACKERS

PORTLAND ROCKETS

GAME 1 PORTLAND ROCKETS VS FT. WAYNE JACKERS 6: 15

DAN BOLLENBACHER ON MOUND

 

 

REGIONAL DRAW DETERMINED BY LOCATION

ROCKETS VS FT. WAYNE JACKERS GAME 1 OF TOURNAMENT FRIDAY AT 6:15 

 MICHIGAN AREA BRAVES (SAGINAW)  VS MIAMI VALLEY WOLVERINES (DAYTON)

the 4 team round robin will resume sat.  

sat. noon rockets vs michigan area braves

sat. 230 miami valley wolverines vs jackers

sat. 5   jackers vs. michigan area braves

sat 730 miami valley wolverines vs rockets

sun.  winners of pool criteria1 1 pm

criteria:  record

head to head

runs allowed 

runs scored

thanks to all for supporting semi pro baseball

love ya in portland

 

 

hotel info for tournment being thurs july 30 at kankakee ill 

super 8 

arrival by 4pm our time i have manager meeting at 5 pm their time, 4 ours

9485 west 191st street

I-80 exit 145 A

Mokena,,IL

$64.99 plus tax for 5 rooms wed, thurs fri, sat.

i booked at 1.800.382.0484

number at hotel, 708.479.7808

this is how we roll, 7 team tournament currently and awaiting time slots beginning thurs

 

 

 

 

 

 

HIGHLIGHT CHELSEA TAYLOR SING NATIONAL ANTHEM

ROCKETS NOW 15-5 PLAY AT CARRINGTON FIELD  FRI NITE 7PMHOME SAT. 1PM DH S FT WAYNE EXPOS

SUN AT CARRINGTON 3 PM VS FT WAYNE JACKERS

 

 

PORTLAND ROCKETS ROLL 8-6 OVER TWIN CITY BANKERS

BOLLENBACHER WP STRIKES OUT 9 IN 6 INN 5 HITS

13 HITS, 4 BY REAMAN 3 BY TINSLEY, 3 RUN HOMER DELK 2 HITS AFFOLDER

RECORD 15-4 

BIG EVENT IN PORTLAND TONITE AT RUNKLE-MILLER FIELD, 

 

 

 

NO BASEBALL MONDAY IN FT. WAYNE RAIN OUT. THIS GAME VS EXPOS WILL BE MADE UP JULY 21. 

   REMINDER HOME GAME ON THURS VS SLUGGERS CREDIT UNION NITE

 

ROCKET RALLY, TAKE 2 OUT OF 3 IN DAYTON AT HOWELL FIELD VS MIAMI VALLEY WOLVERINES,

LOSE FRIDAY NITE 3-0 TOUGH ONE AFTER 16 DAY LAY OFF, WATERS GOES 7 INN

WIN SATURDAY 6-2 AND 7-1 BIG SUCCESS STORY DAY,  GUYS KNOCK DUST OFF AND POUND 32 HITS IN THE 3 GAMES, 7 BY REAMAN, 6 BY GEESLIN, SEVERAL BY MARRERO AND LINDSTRAND, AFFOLDER 

SUPERB PITCHING DAY FROM REYNOLDS, WEST, GEESLIN, DELK

ROCKETS NOW 14-4

 

 tuesday baseball in portland flooded out, 3.5 inches fell during day---in fact, first time i can recall they canceled evening activities at the Jay County Fair

drive to runkle-miller field is flooded ---some idiot (the manager) tried to drive through it and trailblazer died,,,thanks mitch waters for already being on the scene as we did quick stacking of concession stand inventory

next:  

this friday july 10 rocket road trip ---to dayton at Howell Field vs miami valley wolverines 730 start

we are working on lodging details ,  need a count of those who will stay friday, 

we play saturday july 11 dh at 1pm vs wolverines again at howell field

sunday rockets play at carrington field, 3pm dh vs ft. wayne jackers

monday at carrington field vs marlins 7 pm 

tues at taylor university 7 pm vs. twin city bankers

next thurs home game 7 pm vs summit city sluggers CROSSROADS FINANCIAL CREDIT UNION NITE

 

 

 

FIRECRACKER CLASSIC HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO TEAMS FROM LEAGUES NEEDING WEEKEND FOR MAKEUPS

NEXT GAME SUNDAY JULY 5TH 1 PM DH AT CARRINGTON FIELD VS. FT. WAYNE MARLINS

NOTHING UNTIL JULY 5TH,  ENJOY YOUR HOLIDAY BREAK,  FULL SLATE IN JULY

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS;   SAGINAW MICH. SENDING MICHIGANAREA BRAVES TO PORTLAND FOR WORLD BASEBALL CONGRESS REGIONAL IN PORTLAND

NEW SCOREBOARD LOOKING FOR LIFETIME SPONSORS

 

 

 

 

 

 

PORTLAND ROCKETS SATURDAY DH WITH EXPOS IS CANCELED

RAIN AND FLOOD MORESO THAN EVER SEEN AT THE CORNER

WE AWAIT WORD ON SUNDAY (SUNSHINE PREDICTED) ON 300 PM START AT CARRINGTON

WATERS AND BOLLENBACHER WILL START IF ALL GOES WELL

 

 

ROCKETS WIN ROCKETS WIN 7-6 IN 11 INNINGS

BILLY BALLGAME, IN RELIEF GETS THE WIN AND HIS OWN SAVE 4 KS IN THE 10TH,11TH

TINSLEY HR, 3 HITS REAMAN, AFFOLDER 

ROCKET RECORD 12-3 

WEEKEND DOUBLEDIPPERS,  SAT IN PORTLAND 1PM DH VS EXPOS

SUN 3 PM DH VS EXPOS AT CARRINGTON,   

WATERS, BOLLENBACHER, REYNOLDS AND MARTIN STARTERS

 

 

PORTLAND TAKES 3 OUT OF 4 IN SOUTH BEND ROAD TRIP

ROCKETS TAKE 2 FROM MISHAWAKA BREWERS 11-1 AND 7-0

SPLIT ON SUNDAY WITH SOUTH BEND CARDINALS, WIN 7-2 , LOSE HEARTBREAKER TO WALKOFF  6-7

WP  WATERS, BOLLENBACHER REYNOLDS

WATERS AND BOLLENBACHER NOW THUNDER AND LIGHTNING 

9 HITS INCLUDING A HOME RUN TINSLEY

WED ROCKETS AT INDIANA TECH 7PM VS KEKIONAGA

SAT IN PORTLAND 1 PM DH VS EXPOS

SUN IN FT. WAYNE 3 PM DH VS EXPOS AGAIN

 

 

rainouts rescheduled check your calendar

 

rockets lose to twin city bankers tues nite at taylor university, final 6-4

out hit them but big 1st inn. the undoing, 5 runs on but 2 hits.

West takes the loss, record now 8-2 

rockets play saturday and sunday in south bend, vs. mishawaka brewers and south bend cardinals

starters waters, bollenbacher, reynolds, and martin

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO ONE OF THE IMPORTANT SUPPORT GROUPS IN PORTLAND

A NICE DONATION FROM THE PORTLAND VISITOR AND TOURISM BUREAU

LOVE YA  IN PORTLAND

 

 

 

 

 

WORKING ON PITCHING ROTATION, HOWEVER, DUE TO ARM CONCERNS, GARRETT SCOTT IS OUT 

WATERS, BOLLENBACHER, REYNOLDS, MILLER, WEST, CRUEA, MILLIGAN, HIBBARD, DELK, SELVEY BE READY 

ALWAYS PLAN ON PLAYING WEATHER AT THIS TIME OF YEAR IS SHORTLIVED AND MORE APT TO TAKE HOLD AFTER DARK

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TYLER REYNOLDS.....LOVE YA IN PORTLAND

 

SATURDAY SWEEP!!

ROCKETS DEFEAT FT. WAYNE KEKIONGA (INDIANA TECH) 11-1 IN 5 INN. THEN 9-2 AT RUNKLE-MILLER FIELD

ROCKETS PITCHERS STELLAR, STARTERS REYNOLDS AND SCOTT IN CHARGE FOR 5 INN. 0 RUNS 

ROCKETS HAVE 5 HITS FROM LF BRANDON REAMON FROM DAYTON, 3 RBI FROM KYLE SELVEY 2 RUN, 2 RBI DALTON TINSELY

ROCKETS NOW 5-1  AND LOOKING FORWARD TO SUNDAY 5 PM GAME AT CELINA BOLLENBACHER AND MILLER PITCHING AT MONTGOMERY FIELD

ROCKETS WIN 10-9 OVER GRAND LAKE MARINERS, THAT IS BACK TO BACK

ROUND TWO TO PORTLAND WATERS WP, 3 HITS, 2 BY MILLER, DELK

CLUB NOW 3-1 

THANKS TO ALL AT THE JUNIOR LEAGUE CLINIC ,  38 CAMPERS WOW

ROCKETS IN ACTION SATURDAY 1PM AT RUNKLE-MILLER VS NORTHEAST KEKIONGA

REYNOLDS, SCOTT STARTERS,

THEN ROUND 3 VS CELINA, AT MONTGOMERY FIELD CELINA 5 PM SUNDAY

 

 

 

Rockets ride Big Dan Bollenbacher to 8-3 win over Grand lake Mariners

5 rbi TJ Lindstrand, 3 hits Brandon Reamon, 2 by Alex Delk

Rockets outhit mariners 9-6 and still managed to strike out 15 times

BIG REMATCH AT RUNKLE-MILLER FIELD TONITE

 

GRAND LAKE MARINERS IN PORTLAND WEDNITE 7PM

MITCH WATERS STARTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE:  WEDNESDAY AT 6 PM THE GUYS WILL PUT ON A BASEBALL CLINIC FOR ALL JUNIOR LEAGUE MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE---HITTING-PITCHING-FIELDING-GAME STRATEGIES

WE HAVE SEVERAL COACHES ON THE TEAM AND WILL ENJOY SHARING THE GAME WITH THE YOUNGSTERS

 

 

 

 

This site is dedicated to the Portland Rockets baseball team and the supporters who follow us. The site's primary purpose is to recognize players, fans and sponsors and to serve as a recruiting device for the Portland Rockets. If you are a college baseball player from North or East Central Indiana or West Central Ohio and are looking for a place to play this summer, this might be the place for you. We play in the Heartland Baseball League.  This is a wood bat league with some great players. The league website is http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=worldbaseballcongress.   Feel free to contact Manager Randy Miller at 260-703-2003 or email him at ramiller15@embarqmail.com.  Come hop on the Rocket Train and be a part of a tradition of excellence and great times!   We hope to hear from you.  Also, if you are a team looking for a game, please contact Randy at the above phone number or email.

We have added the map for the Runkle-Miller Field and the Jay County High School where World Baseball Tournament games will be played July 24-26 See "Fields" on the left side of the page

PORTLAND ROCKETS OPEN 55TH SEASON SPLIT DOUBLEHEADER WITH TWIN CITY BANKERS FROM TAYLOR UNIVERSITY

WIN GAME ONE 5-3  HOME RUNS JUSTIN MARRERO AND COLIN AFFOLDER, WATERS WINNER WITH CLUTCH RELIEF HELP FROM CONNER MILLIGAN AND AUSTIN BRANOCK

LOSE GAME TWO 4-6 ONLY 4 HITS LOSE 3-0 LEAD WITH TOUGH 3 UNEARNED RUNS, DAN BOLLENBACHER TAKES THE LOSS

MORE GAME REPORTS ON "NEWS"

 

NEXT GAME IS SATURDAY MAY 30TH IN PORTLAND VS. FT. WAYNE JACKERS; 1 PM DH

Rockets will adjust schedule so we may play the Grand Lake Mariners 3 times

June 2 in Celina 

June 3 in Portland

June 7 in Celina now changed as of sat. may 30

 

Congrats to former Rocket lefthander fireballer Eric Van Matre for his induction to 

Delaware Co. Hall of Fame

recall big "E" striking out decatur dirty birds 14 times in a game

bring your gear plus wood bat for bp at Runkle-Miller Field 515 Blaine Pike Portland In 47371

 

1st game is May 16 vs South Bend Cardinals at Runkle-Miller Field

early start this season due to all tournament action at season's end moved up one week

 

NATIONAL SEMIPRO BASEBALL HALL OF FAME WILL INDUCT FIRST OFFICIAL CLASS NOV. 29 IN EVANSVILLE 

ROCKETS TEAM REPRESENTED ALONG WITH OTHERS IN THE AREA OVER THE LAST 65 YEARS

THIS YEARS CLASS;

RAY MILLER   SCOTT HALL             STEVE TAKATS

RANDY MILLER  MATT LUCE MITCH WATERS

MIKE DULL  JOE LUCE HEATH WILLIAMS

TOM DULL  LARRY CHITTUM JIM GEESLIN

RON DULL   TOMMY PEARCE

MARK FLUECKIGER MERV RETTEMUND

ALSO FROM THE AREA

RANDY BACHMAN VAN WERT UMPIRES: JOHN SCHOCH

DAVE BISCHOFF NEW HAVEN DAVE STAUFFER

DON DAILEY GAS CITY CARL PRASUHN

HAROLD MCCOLLOM GAS CITY

MORRIS MCCREERY MUNCIE

RON MILOVICH SOUTH BEND

JERRY OBRINGER FORT RECOVERY

PINKY STELLHORN NEW HAVEN

MORE INFO ON NSPBA WEBSITE :   NSPBA@ETEAMS.COM

 

 

portland rockets  congratulate Medlers team

 GOLF OUTING champions Pat Medler, Neil Medler, Gary 

Nichols Mike Medler   

 

 

 

 

PORTLAND ROCKETS FINISH 2014 SEASON 27-16

WINNERS OF FORT WAYNE RED CARRINGTON LEAGUE WITH 11-3 MARK

SEMIFINALISTS IN NABF FORT WAYNE REGIONAL

THANKS TO ALL SPONSORS, DONORS, AND SUPPORTERS

 

                                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PORTLAND ASSIGNED TO FT. WAYNE NABF REGIONAL

 

portland rockets win elimination game fri over south bend yankees 11-1 then lose in semi finals to berea blue sox 7-1 . 

tinsley finishes tournament as hit leader with 11-26 

justin miller wins vs yankees , 4 hits tinsley, 2 each mccowan hug krumauf

matt helm loses vs. blue sox, reynolds, and gray also pitch

rockets conclude 2014 season with 27-16 recorfd

 

 

portland rockets lose in round one 13-3 to ft. wayne jackers 

portland rockets lose in round one 3-1 to  chicago clout

bollenbacher goes distance , delk homers

tinsley 5 hits in the 2 games 

now rockets 26-15 must win over south bend yankees and satisfy pool criteria to advance

game today 2 pm vs south bend yankees 

check new news items for more

ROCKETS VS SOUTH BEND YANKEES                        MAY DEPEND ON POOL RESULTS

8 TEAMS  OUR GAMES AT CARRINGTON FIELD 

OTHER POOL HAS SOUTH BEND CARDINALS, MISHAWAKA BREWERS, BERRA BLUE SOX AND FT. WAYNE EXPOS

HERE IS TOURNAMENT INFOR FROM FT. WAYNE MANAGEMENT

Information on the tournament has been and will be posted to our Facebook and Twitter Accounts.  Bracket has been posted to both already and a link to directions on both Carrington Field and Concordia High School.  It will direct you to Google MapsŠyou just need to enter your starting address.

Scores will be posted during the entire tournament as we get them from each site.

 

The Facebook account is Fort Wayne Baseball Federation.

Twitter feed is found under @FWBaseballFed.

 

Best of luck to allŠweather so far looks perfect (knock on wood!).

 

 

* Thursday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.

* Thursday Night - Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.

* Friday - Partly sunny, with a high near 79.

* Friday Night - Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.

* Saturday - Partly sunny, with a high near 80.

 

 

Brett Windmiller

Vice President

Fort Wayne Baseball Federation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WORLD BASEBALL CONGRESS TOURNAMENT CHAMPION FT WAYNE JACKERS

THEY DEFEAT SUMMIT CITY SLUGGERS 5-1 ON CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY

ROCKETS GO 1-2 PLAYING ALL 3 GAMES TO EXTRA INNINGS

GREAT PITCHING BY WATERS, BOLLENBACHER, REYNOLDS, MILLIGAN

TOURNAMENT TEAM SELECTIONS, WATERS, BOLLENBACHER, TINSLEY

ROCKETS DEFEAT MIAMI VALLEY WOLVERINES 4-2 FRI

SAT LOSE TO JACKERS 3-2 AND SLUGGERS 3-2 , ALL GAMES EXTRA INN.

GREAT CROWDS ENJOY GREAT WEATHER AND GREAT ACTION, ALL TEAMS WERE OF GOOD RECORDS

ROCKETS NOW 26-13

 SPECIAL THANKS TO SAMANTHA THOMAS WHO WAS OUR PUBLIC ADDRESS ANNOUNCER 

MANY APPRECIATED HER FINE WORK,

ROCKETS WILL NOW ADVANCE TO NABF REGIONAL IN FT WAYNE

GAMES THURS 12:30 AND 6 VS JACKERS AND CHICAGO CLOUT, THEN FRI AT 2 VS SOUTH BEND YANKEES

CHECK NEWS ITEMS FOR MORE

 

 

PORTLAND ROCKETS FINISH REGULAR SEASON 

25-11

TEN GAME WINNING STREAK STOPPED BY YORKVILLE YAKS 

SATURDAY SPLIT AT AURORA WIN 10-0 AND LOSE 5-2

BOLLENBACHER WINNER 2 HIT SHUTOUT 

2 HITS TINSLEY, MARRERO LINDSTRAND,

SUNDAY GAMES RAINED OUT AFTER 1 INN. WITH 18 IN OUR DUGOUT

NEXT UP IS A PORTLAND HIGHLIGHT AUG 1,2,3

WORLD BASEBALL CONGRESS REGIONAL WOOD BAT TOURNAMENT FRIDAY  NITE AT RUNKLE-MILLER FIELD

FT. WAYNE JACKERS, SUMMIT CITY SLUGGERS, LAKE ERIE BUCKEYES AND PORTLAND ROCKETS 

MORE INFO ON WWW.LEAGUELINEUP/WORLDBASEBALLCONGRESS

 

 

 

 

 

 

portland rockets win ft. wayne red carrington league title with 14-3 victory over ft. wayne marlins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lOVE YA IN PORTLAND CROSSROADS GANG

 

 

 

 

the result of many little things is not little" Tony LaRussa

congrats to indiana all star player Kyle Selvey and all star coach Lea Selvey

 

STATS ON WEEKEND AND MORE NEWS IN NEW NEWS ITEMS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAME WED JULY 2 VS OHIO WARHAWKS IN PORTLAND IS cancelled  

THEY LEFT MESSAGE THEY ARE LEAVING FOR TOURNAMENT PLAY THIS WEEK SALT LAKE CITY

no game wed,,,,week off,,,,,,these guys are from all over the country , some have been drafted, some division 1 recruits all from the clearing house ,,,,stay in one house and work a bingo franchise

 

 

PORTLAND ROCKETS WILL PLAY OVER THE JULY 4TH WEEKEND IN THE FT. WAYNE FIRECRACKER CLASSIC

PORTLAND, SOUTH BEND CARDINALS WILL OPEN TOURNAMENT PLAY FRI JULY 4 AT NOON CARRINGTON FIELD.

OTHER TEAMS IN THE FIELD ARE FT. WAYNE JACKERS, EXPOS, AND HOBBS ALLSTARS

PORTLAND WON THIS TOURNAMENT LAST YEAR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS TO WILLIAMS FAMILY,

ROCKET STANDOUT 8 YEARS HEATH WILLIAMS AND PAZIA SPEED MARRIED SATURDAY,

LOVE YA IN PORTLAND

CHECK NEWS ITEMS FOR RECAP

 

pitchers were solid in outing, look for good things from waters, bollenbacher, reynolds, gray, milligan, van gordon , delk, miller

congrats mitch waters for rockets 1st homer of year,,,,,check 360 game action sports. com for replay

rockets vs grand lake mariners at montgomery park

gametime 7 pm  we hit at 5:40 -6:20

game recounts from the weekend, click news for rocket report

 

 

please check twitter and facebook before workouts    ALL GOOD TO GO THANKS DAN BOLLENBACHER AND BILL GEESLIN FOR SPECAIL MAKEOVER ON RUNKLE=MILLLER

gps address 515 blaine pike 

Portland In  47371

 NOTICE:  THE 2014 PORTLAND ROCKETS SCHEDULE AT PRESENT IS LISTED

newly added:  JULY 15 CROSSROADS FINANCIAL CREDIT UNION NITE

PORTLAND ROCKETS HOST SUMMIT CITY SLUGGERS TUES JULY 15 7PM

FUN FOOD PRIZES AND GREAT COMMUNITY SPIRIT AT THIS ROCKET RALLY

 

 

 

 

CONTACT INFO

 ramiller15@embarqmail.com

 

 

PORTLAND ROCKETS WIN FIRECRACKER CLASSIC CHAMPIONSHIP

PORTLAND ROCKETS WIN FT LEAGUE TITLE

PORTLAND ROCKETS WIN WORLD BASEBALL CONGRESS TITLE

PORTLAND ROCKETS CONCLUDE SEASON 2-2 IN LOUISVILLE REGIONAL  33-8 OVERALL

louisville regional final:  Louisville stars 9 Cincinnati cobalts 5

GAME 1:

rockets go down 11-10 in 12 innings in nabf louisville regional, 4 hr 2 min game

6 rocket pitchers walk 15, give up 11 runs 4 hits

marrero goes 4-7 including huge 3 run homer to tie score 10-10 in 5th.

brammer in relief retires all 11 he faces striking out 8

 

GAME 2:

bollenbacher delivers, rockets defeat louisville mustangs 3-0

dan 9 Ks 4 hit shutout

marrero and tanner finish tournament with 3 hr each

GAME 3:

Michael caley throws complete game over chiefs 9 7, 11 hits 11 Ks, 123 pitches.

GAME 4:

tyler reynolds starter, 6 pitchers, lose 15-11  despite 19 hits

check news items for recap and stats,  marrero 8 for 15 , 5 extra base hits , 7 runs 9 rbi  3HR

 

PORTLAND ROCKETS 33-8 FINAL RECORD 2013

CROSSROADS NITE AT THE BALLPARK HUGE SUCCESS  

THANKS CROSSROADS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHECK NEWS ITEMS FOR RECAP

 

 


 

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO DON AND MAROLYN MALLOY  FOR GENEROUS DONATION TO PORTLAND ROCKETS


 

 Opportunity to blast off old Rocket stories, bash your teammates and stay connected. check randy miller facebook or portland rockets facebook


 

SPECIAL NOTE - EMAIL MESSAGE FROM KYLE GEORGE
Randy, I wanted to tell you that your team, one of the few at this level that are respectful, and not confrontational with calls. This has to come from YOU. I know I missed a couple but they never show emotion to it. I also thank you for remembering my name. We pride ourselves in calling the coach by their first name, as well as establishing a rapport with the catchers. Good hustle and knowing the game.
Kyle George

 

Check news for game updates

 

News;  NABF world series this year held a week earlier in Battle Creek Michigan

no more regionals in cincinnati,  louisville, kentucky  2013 schedule is posted!

always check facebook or twitter @pudman15 for update

 

 





 


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