CURRENT AND FORMER ROCKETS WHO HAVE PLAYED BASEBALL AT THE UNIVERSITY LEVEL
Tanner Adam ~ Des Moines Area Community College
Danny Andres ~ Jacksonville State University
Brett Braybrook ~MSU Bottineau
Jeff Katchmar ~ Missouri Southern University
Andrew Lochhead ~ Minot State University
Dave Morari ~ Dickinson State University
Cory Neer ~ Dickinson State University
Ben Richardson ~ Des Moines Area Community College
Zack Schaefer ~ Mayville State University
Paul Thompson ~ Minot State University
Eric Truscott ~ Jamestown College
Rory Tycoles ~ Dickinson State University
Mitch Olson ~ Minot State University
Ryan Bodell ~ Minot State University
Tony Isbell ~ Dickinson State University
Luis Avila ~ Dickinson State University
Chris Young ~ Dickinson State University
Joe Cates ~ California
Zane Sawyer ~ Minot State University
Drew Haight ~ University of Winnipeg Wesman
Cole Stober ~ Minot State University
Andy Moore ~ Gateway Community College
Jed Brockbrader ~ Gateway Community College
Jake Cabral ~ Hartnell College
Shaun Kemp ~ Hartnell College
ROCKETS HONOURED AT MSBL AWARDS
Rockets manager Ross Tycoles was named to the Manitoba Baseball Association Honour Society at the 2012 Baseball Awards Banquet.
Rory Tycoles was named the 2012 Senior "AAA" Player of the Year
ROCKETS REPRESENT MANITOBA
In August of 2012 the Rockets represented Manitoba at Senior "AAA" Nationals in Prince George, BC. They finished 2-1 in the round robin after losing their opening game to Chatham, NB they fought back to win the next two games against Victoria, BC and Strathroy, ON. They lost their quarter final match against the Windsor Stars.
ROCKETS 2011 MSBL CHAMPIONS
It was 5 years in the making but on August 14th, 2011 the Reston Rockets did what they set out to do.... they became MSBL and provincial champions by completing a sweep of the Brandon Cloverleafs in the MSBL final. Game 4 was an exciting ball game and it came down to the bottom of the 9th with the bases loaded and one out....and a 6-4-3 double play to end the ball game and the season!!
Congratulations to all the Rockets on a great season and thank you to all of our fans and sponsors for the great support!
ROCKETS CLINCH 2011 MSBL PENNANT
The Reston Rockets finished the 2011 regular season with an overall record of 13-7 which was good enough to win them the regular season pennant. The Rockets will now wait to play the winner of the 4 vs. 5 series between the Brandon Marlins and the Neepawa Farmers in this years MSBL semi final. The Rockets will have home field advantage throughout the playoffs and are schedule to start the semi final series in Reston on Tuesday July 26th @ 6:30 pm.
ROCKETS PROVINCIAL SILVER MEDALISTS (2010)
They had a record breaking season but came up short in the MSBL final losing in 4 straight games to the Brandon Cloverleafs, but they never gave up in game 4 they rallied in the 8th and 9th to tie the game before falling 6-5 in the bottom of the ninth.
To all of our fans thanks for supporting us through another great season of baseball, and we hope to see you at the ball park again next summer!!
ROCKETS ADVANCE TO MSBL FINAL
The Rockets defeated the Neepawa Farmers in 3 straight games to win their best of 5 semi final series. Sunday night in Reston the Rockets used a complete game performance by Luis Avila to close out the series and get themselves set for the best of 7 MSBL final.
ROCKETS WRAP UP REGULAR SEASON (14-5-1)
The Rockets finished the regular season Sunday evening with an 8-4 victory over the Neepawa Farmers. The Rockets also finished the season sitting 1, 2, 3 in the batting title race. With this years Batting Champion being Mitch Olson (.412), 2nd was Tony Isbell (.405), and 3rd Rory Tycoles (0.400)
ROCKETS CLINCH 2010 MSBL PENNANT
On Wednesday night the Rockets defeated the Oak River Dodgers 5-4 at home to improve their season record to 13-5-1 and clinch the top spot and home field advantage in the playoffs. The Rockets have one more regular season home game in Neepawa on Sunday and then they will wait to see who they will play in the best of 5 semi final series.
ROCKETS ON ALLSTAR TEAMS
FIRST TEAM: Chris Young (catcher), Alexander Mckinnon (1st Base), Mitch Olson (shortstop), Rory Tycoles (3rd Base), Tony Isbell (Outfield), Luis Avila (pitcher)
SECOND TEAM: Buddy Mayert (outfield)
ROCKETS WIN 2010 BIG MOOSE TOURNAMENT ~ TO BECOME BACK TO BACK CHAMPIONS
On Friday afternoon the Rockets scraped out a victory defeating the Kenosee Cubs 8-7, after giving up a grand slam in the top of the last inning the Rockets rallied back to score 3 in the bottom of the inning thanks to a two out single by Mitch Olson.
On Saturday they played the Carnduff Astros defeating them 5-1 on a strong pitching performance by Luis Avila. He struck out 12 and allowed just 4 hits. This win put them into Sunday's semi final.
Sunday morning they took on the Marysburg Royals in the semi final, they got on the bats early scoring 5 runs in the first 2 innings and then Ryan Bodell went to work striking out 10 and allowing just 4 hits in a 9-1 victory.
For the second year in a row they took on the Saskatoon Stallions in the Big Moose Final and in a back and forth battle came out ahead defeating them 7-5.
ROCKETS HAVE SUCCESSFUL EXHIBITION SERIES
To kick of the 2010 season the Rockets played a home and home series against the Oak River Dodgers. The Rockets defeated the Dodgers in Reston on Friday May 14th 5-0 and again on the 18th in Oak River 2-0.
ROCKETS GETTING SET FOR 2010 SEASON
May is here and once again ball season is just around the corner. The Rockets are excited for their 4th season in the MSBL. Fans can be ready to see a few new faces at the ball park as Tony Isbell, Luis Avila, and Chris Young, three former Dickinson State Bluehawks will be suiting up for the Rockets this season.
The Rockets will be playing two exhibition games against the Oak River Dodgers, here on May 14th and in Oak River on May 18th.
The Rockets regular season starts May 26th when they host the Oak River Dodgers.
ROCKETS WIN BIG MOOSE TOURNAMENT
The Rockets took part in the 3 day Big Moose tournament at Kenosee Lake, Saskatchewan. Playing their first game Friday night against the Wawota Pats, they struggled to get runs early but came through to score 9 runs in the 6th to win 10-0. Jeff Katchmar got the win throwing a complete game allowing 0 hits, striking out 12, and hitting one batter.
In their second game the Rockets played great defense behind pitcher Ryan Bodell who through the complete game, striking out 11 while allowing just 3 hits. The game was scoreless into the 6th before the Rockets scrounged for 2 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning. This 2-0 win over the Regina Saints advanced the Rockets to the semi final.
With Buddy Mayert on the mound the Rockets took on the Marysbourg Royals, in a close fought battle the Rockets came through in the bottom of the seventh thanks to an RBI single by Ben Richardson to win the game 3-2. Mayert pitched the complete game allowing 6 hits, 6 walks, and striking out 7.
Then came the final against the Saskatoon Smoking Guns. Pick up Derek McGregor started the game on the mound and went 4 innings allowing 1 run, 3 hits, and striking out 3. McGregor gave way to Des Koop who pitched the final 3 innings giving up 2 runs, 4 hits, striking out 2. Offensively for the Rockets Jeff Katchmar opened the scoring with a 2 run home run in the first. (Katchmar also won the home run derby on Saturday night) They added one more in the 3rd thanks to an RBI ground ball by pick up Nick Cowan. With the game tied at 3 the Rockets took the lead in the bottom of the 5th, thanks to a 2 RBI single by Richardson and a 3 run homer by Derek McGregor. The Rockets went on to win 8-3