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Another Double-Digit Victory over Rockford

August 10, 2021 - Northwoods League (Northwoods) - Traverse City Pit Spitters News Release

Rockford, IL - The Pit Spitters rode a 10-run first inning to a 16-6 victory in game one of Tuesday's doubleheader.

The 16 runs are the third most scored against Rockford, behind a pair of 22-run efforts.

In the first, six batters were hit and three more were walked as Traverse City needed just three hits to put up the 10-spot. Logan Hylek picked up his first RBI of the season with a 2-run double. 14 batters went to the plate in the first.

The offense followed that up with one run apiece in the third and fourth innings and a four-run fifth. The offense collected four doubles and one triple on the day. Every single player reached base and scored a run.

Chris Monroe led the way with a 5-RBI night. He recorded an RBI in his first four at bats, going 2-5 on the day. His 51 RBI's put him in second place in the Northwoods League.

Aren Gustafson (2-0, 1.84) struck out a season-high five batters in four innings. He allowed his first hit since his first start in the win.

As a team, Traverse City has walked 383 times. That's tied for seventh in league history.

They stole three bases to reach 169 stolen bases on the season, also seventh all-time.

Up Next

Game two will be played at 7:05 ET. Maddox Hoaglund will start the final game of the season against the Rivets. For tickets for all 2021 home games, call 231-943-0100 or visit

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