Pam Pack tops Tigers|Rogerson earns first coaching victory

Published 4:09 am Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sports Editor

Travis Rogerson earned his first win as the Pam Pack baseball coach thanks to a 14-1 win over the Williamston Tigers on Wednesday.
A solid pitching performance by Michael Robinson and some clutch hitting by the Pam Pack (1-3), which included a five-RBI performance out of Weasel Moore, helped Washington and Rogerson notch its first wins of the season.
“It feels great,” Rogerson said. “We’ve been shooting for that for the last few games. I knew we had it in us.
“I knew what kind of team we could be. It’s nice to show what we’re capable of, and I’m proud of the guys.”
Moore (2 for 3) provided the fireworks with a 3-run blast in the fourth inning. Michael Goldberg also had a big day at the plate, going 3 for 4 with a double and a pair of RBIs.
“I’ve been waiting for us to put it together offensively,” Rogerson said. “The guys were hitting up and down the lineup. We got runners in scoring position and we capitalized. We cashed in and had a great night.”
Robinson was brilliant, fanning seven and scattering four hits. Cody Speller, Christian Leggett, Cameron Price and Stephen Scott had the hits for the Tigers (4-1), who play Edenton today.
“We played great as team,” Robinson said. “Pitching-wise, everything was working. I was hitting the strike zone well and we played excellent defense.”
Rogerson said he was proud of his pitcher.
“Michael gave me the performance I expect every time he takes the mound,” Rogerson said. “We can compete with anybody when he’s out there.”
Also getting hits for the Pack were Jake Duke (1-1, 2 walks, 1 HBP), Gage Tyson (1-2), Cole Hartley (1-3), Will Swain (1-3) and Robinson (1-4).
The Pack opens Coastal Conference play Tuesday at home against Jacksonville. First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m.