FMS Rockets score 9-2 win over Vikings

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
MS backstop Boone Sweeney (7) lashes a two-run double in the Rockets 9-2 win over Community Thursday night in Chapel Hill. Photo by Bill Beasley

The FMS Rockets won their tenth game in row on Thursday night in Chapel Hill, taking out the Community Vikings 9-2.

Rocket starting hurler Alex Brewer struck out 10 and walked two Unionville batters in four no-hit, shut-out innings before Ryan Yelensky came to the mound in the fifth and gave up two runs (one earned) on two hits, while striking four and walking one.

After Brewer pitched a scoreless first inning, the Rockets struck three times in the home half of the inning and added two more runs in the bottom of the second to take a 5-0 lead on Community.

There was no scoring in the third inning as Brewer cruised along and his teammates added three additional tallies in the home half of the fourth, making it eight-zip.

After a scoreless fifth inning by both squads, Community got on the board in the sixth inning, scoring their only two runs of the game.

Corey Mooneyham drew a walk and that was followed by back-to-back base hits from Jacob Kupczk and Ryan Fears, compounded by an FMS error made it 8-2 before Yelensky escaped further damage in the frame.

The Rockets tacked on run number nine in the home half of the sixth and Yelensky would not allow any type of Viking comeback as he closed the door in the seventh to end the game.

Jacob Jones led FMS at the dish with a 2-4 ballgame, two runs scored, and three RBIs.

Brewer drove home two FMS runners, going 2-3 with a run scored, Boone Sweeney went 1-4 with two RBIs, Yelensky scored three times on one hit, a base on balls, and reached on a Viking miscue, Brayden Gentry had one hit and one base on balls in three at bats, Jesse Pruitt went 1-3 with a run scored and stole a base, Marshall McKee had a hit and scored once, and Jordan Jent walked and scored a run for the Rockets, who take Community in Unionville on Monday before a non-conference match-up with Lewisburg Middle School on Wednesday night in Chapel Hill with the start time scheduled for 4:30 p.m.