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Regional baseball preview: Rockets still rising

Mark Hazelwood • May 26, 2011 at 11:43 AM

Rob Schimmoeller walked around in a daze Saturday afternoon after his Oak Harbor baseball team won a wild 13-12 Division II district championship over Bellevue at Galion's Heise Park.

It wasn't that the eighth-year coach was overwhelmed by the first district title in program history, but the way his team went about winning four tournament games to date.

"I'm curious to know what my blood pressure is right now," Schimmoeller said Saturday.

And who can blame him?

The Rockets opened the tournament with a 9-8 record, but rallied from behind to win four games that put them in Friday's Division II regional semifinal against Eastwood (9-17) at Tiffin University's Heminger Field.

The last three wins have come in Oak Harbor's final at-bat, including two walk-off wins over Mansfield Madison and the Redmen at the Galion district.

Even more surprising is the Rocket pitchers allowed 28 runs in the four games, but found a way to win them all.

For the rest of this story, read Thursday's Register.

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