By Joey White
Baltimore, Md. – Down one run in the bottom of the seventh inning, Dodgers centerfielder Jaren Shelby (St. College of Florida) stepped into the batter’s box looking to lead a late inning rally. On the first pitch from Rockville Express ace Cesar Capellan (East New Mexico St.), Shelby found his pitch.
A towering solo homer past the right-center fence knotted up the game at two runs apiece. Suddenly Capellan, who to had only surrendered one run one three hits at that point, started to falter down the stretch.
A walk to Alex Wolanski (Eastern Michigan) and a hooking double down the right field line by Zach Seal put runners on second and third. With a base open, the Express walked second baseman Joey Ortiz (NM State) to bring up Nick Ortega (Creighton).
Ortega was only hitting .176 on the season, but when he got ahold of a Capellan fastball down the third base line, all that mattered was he sealed the game with a walk-off single as the Dodgers won 3-2.