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Schwartz hurls "No-No"; Rocket Stays Perfect at Home

The bats were alive as ever for The Rocket as SLA continued to clarify that they should be considered as a candidate for moving up to C Division at seasons end. An upstart Dobbins team that started strong was at a loss for how to handle The Rocket offensive onslaught which hammered twelve hits, forced five errors and knocked in fifteen runs in just two innings. 

Fifteen seems to be the magic number for SLA as they continue to mercy-rule their opponents in their new home digs at Mt. Airy Park. So far this season The Rocket has outscored their opponents 48-3 and only yielded 1 measly hit in 3 home games, none getting past the third inning. 

Jeff Schwartz, who leads the team in nearly every offensive category, also got it done on the mound hurling three perfect innings of work. Only 1 Dobbins batter reached base on an error to lead off the 2nd frame. After he stole 2nd, Schwartz dominated the heart of their order to strand the runner. Schwartz was dominant, striking out 6 batters, en route to his first career no-hitter in a Rocket uniform. 

As has been the case in Mt. Airy, The Rocket had a huge inning with 18 batters coming to the plate, 12 scoring, in the 2nd. Sophomore Stephen "Staxx" Eager-White nearly batted 3 times in the frame as SLA batted around twice. He reached base both times with laser beam shots to the left side, both driving in runs. He scored seemingly moments later both times as the top of the order didn't let Dobbins' pitchers off the hook. 

All contributed to the offensive barrage as every player drove in runs and crossed the plate at least once, further proving there aren't any holes in this line up. Mike Sanders laid down a sweet bunt for an RBI with the bases loaded on a suicide squeeze, and scored two batters later when Abe Musselman drove in two on a hot shot to the left side.

With the win The Rocket keeps pace with red-hot University City and Randolph, both undefeated, as they push past the mid-point of a hectic season. SLA is home again on Thurs, 4/18 hosting W Philly.