Welcome to the home of the Mid-Valley Rockets American Legion Baseball team based in Albany, OR. Our home games are played on Memorial Field at West Albany High School. Our league is Zone 3 and consists of teams from Salem, Dallas, Stayton, Corvallis, Coos Bay, and Florence. We are sponsored by Albany American Legion Post 10 and Les Schwab Tire Stores of Albany and Lebanon.
Rockets go down in order and lose the game 5-1. Roseburg scores 5 runs on 10 hits and 2 errors. Rockets scores 1 run on 4 hits and 2 errors. Rockets will play Springfield tomorrow in a loser out game at 11am. Roseburg plays Dallas at 2pm in the winner's bracket.
The Rockets will play in the Roseburg Super Regional, July 26-28 for a berth to the State Tournament in Medford. This is a 4-team double elimination tournament with Roseburg, Dallas and Springfield the other teams in it. The Rockets are 1-1 vs Roseburg, 2-2 vs Dallas and 2-1 vs Springfield. This is a very evenly matched SR and the Rockets have a great chance to win it all. Go Rockets, get 'er done!!! Two other Super Regionals are also being played the same weekend. One is the NW Stars SR at Sandy High School with Redmond, Salem Withnell Dodgers and Florence Sandblasters. The other is the Corvallis SR at Corvallis High with Alpenrose Dairy of Portland, the Eugene Challengers and the North Valley team from Canby.
The Rockets close out the regular season with a record of 24-23 after losing to the Sacramento Bandits at OSU's Goss Stadium this afternoon. The Bandits were an all star team of high school players. The Danville Zoots were replaced by the Bandits for this game. Next up for the Rockets is Super Regional play against Roseburg in Roseburg on Friday at 5pm in a double elimination tournament with Dallas, and Springfield also playing. Winner of the tournament will advance to the State Tournament.
The Rockets lost both games of a league doubleheader to Corvallis 6-2 and 4-2 and finish the 2013 League schedule 7-11. This puts them in 6th place within the league at this time. Overall record is 24-22 to date. An add-on game will be played tomorrow, July 22 at OSU Goss Stadium against the Danville Zoots at 3pm.