The Rockville Rock Hound split the first two games of the 4 game series this week with the Healdsburg Prune Packers. On Thursday, the Hounds hosted the Packers, with the Hounds losing 8-3. Starter Alex Pham (USF) tossed 5 solid innings, leaving the game with a 4-3 lead. After the bull pen gave up 6 runs, the Hounds fell in the opener.
Saturday the Rock Hounds traveled to Healdsburg for game two of the series. The Prune Packers got off to a good start. After a lead off error and a walk, the Prune Packers Cameron Warren (Texas Tech) hit a 3-run home run, just inside the left field foul pole. The Hounds trailed 4-1 until Nathan Gutierrez (Solano JC) smashed a 2-run triple down the right field line plating Grant St Martin (Sonoma State), and Kevin Sandri (UOP). Sandri finished the game going 5x5 with two doubles and 4 runs scored for the Hounds. Willy Homza (Brown University) finished the game going 3x5 with a home run and 3 RBI on the night. Carson Haws threw 6 innings, yielding only three hits and striking out 4 Packer's batters. Kirby Braodbent threw 3 inning to record the save, allowing three hits, and no unearned runs. The Hounds out hit the Prune Packers 16-6.
The Rock Hounds travel back to Healdsburg tomorrow for a 5pm start. Rylan haney will get the start for the Hounds. Monday the Hounds will be back at Yarbrough Stadium, hosting the Packers in their final meeting of the season. The Hounds will send LHP Chris Allen (Marin JC) to the mound.