Streed allows three hits in eight innings as Rockford blanks No. 2 Trinity (Texas)
SAN ANTONIO -- Following an 0-3 start to its four-game series against No. 2 Trinity (Texas), Rockford turned things around Sunday as the Regents blanked the Tigers 5-0 behind senior Daryn Streed's eight dominant frames.
The Tigers entered the finale with a 23-4 record and riding an eight-game winning streak.
Streed was impressive on the mound for Rockford as he shut out the Tigers' fourth-ranked offense. He threw eight shutout innings while surrending just three hits and didn't walk a batter. Streed also struck out a career-best seven batters. He kept the Tigers off balance nearly the entire game. Streed retired at least seven consecutive batters on two different occasions, including the final 15 batters he faced. Streed hoists a 0.49 ERA during his 18.1 innings of work on the mound this season.
In a scoreless battle, Rockford's offense was finally able to break through in the sixth inning and put the game out of reach in the eighth. In the sixth inning, it was Streed who provided the spark offensively when he led off the inning with a single into left field. He scored when the Regents grounded into a double play giving Rockford a 1-0 lead.
In the eighth, junior Bryan Grabowski led off the inning with a single into right field. After a fly out and back-to-back walks, the Regents had the bases loaded with only one out. Junior Chris Senn delivered the biggest hit of the game when he drove a pitch into left field for a two-run double. Following a hit batter, Rockford once again had the bases loaded with one out. Pinch hitter Matt Grimes stepped up to the plate and laced a two-run double into left field, giving Rockford a 5-0 lead after eight innings.
Jacob LeMay finished out the game on the mound in the ninth as he preserved the 5-0 shutout win.