April 20, 2016

Unity Sweeps Hoopeston Area In Twin Bill

Kyle Cooper's home run in Game 1 gave Unity a huge boost on their way 2-game victory over visiting Hoopeston Area on Saturday. Combined with a great effort from pitcher Bobby Barnard, who struck out 14 batters holding the Cornjerkers scoreless the first six innings, and a Cooper's long ball, Unity squirreled away runs to win game, 9-2.

The Rockets kept their foot on the scoring pedal winning Game 2, 11-1, behind the pitching of Zach Spencer. The junior threw a three-hitter to complete the sweep.

Jeremy Gallivan
Unity's Jeremy Gallivan slides into home plate. Earlier in Game 1 he was the first on both teams to cross home plate successfully. Check out more photos of Gallivan . . .

Hoopeston Area's Logan Walder
Hoopeston Area's Logan Walder hauls in a Unity fly ball.

Unity's Kyle Cooper
Rockets' Kyle Cooper congratulated by Derek Stevens and teammates after a home run during Game 1. Click here to see 13 more photos of Unity's Cooper in our archives.

Bobby Barnard pitching
Unity pitcher Bobby Barnard unloads a pitch late in Game 1 against the Cornjerkers on a beautiful day in Tolono. The Rocket hurler tossed 14 strike outs during his six innings on the hill.

See 60 more photos from the game in the game gallery here: Unity vs Hoopeston Area.

to a 9-2

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