Rochester used a six-run first inning to stun Elma early then held on for a 10-6, non-league win over the Eagles at home on Thursday.
Braden Hartley got the Warriors blasting out the gates with a two-run single to give Rochester the momentum it needed. After taking a 10-2 lead in the fourth, Elma battled back to plate one run in the sixth and three more in the seventh, but the Warriors held on for the win.
“Obviously we’ve been finding ways to lose last week,” Rochester coach Brad Quarnstrom
Also doing damage offensively for the Warriors was Tate Quarnstrom, who was 2 for 4, while Mason Ubias and Hayden Pietrus each scored two runs.
Quarnstrom was also solid on the mound, striking out three and allowing two earned runs in three innings with no walks. Tony Groninger tossed two hitless innings with a K and Landon Hawes closed the game with a strikeout in one inning. Brad Quarnstrom praised all three for their performances.
“Our defense was a lot better, and hopefully this was enough positive to get the momentum going next week,” Quarnstrom said.
Rochester takes on Black Hills on Tuesday and Wednesday.