First Ever Rocky River Little League All-Star Game!

Max Stakolich shredding the National Anthem.

Sometimes stars shine brightest during the day, as was the case on Saturday, July 29. For the first time in 71 years, Rocky River Little League held an all-star game as part of an end of season celebration of the best of the best in Rocky River. It followed the typical MLB format -  National League vs. American League, with the World Series coaches (Champ Kevin Buddie - Bearden's & Runner Up Ryan Lintz - Joyce Buick) managing the squads. It was a true Rocky River event as Rocky River Middle School 8th grader Max Stackolich got things started with a amazing electric guitar performance of our National Anthem. Next up, Goldwood 2nd grader Spencer Rockwood threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Spencer was diagnosed with T-cell leukemia in May and currently going through chemotherapy. His older brother and American League All-Star, Everett Rockwood, caught the pitch. 

As far as the game action, the National League defeated the American League 9-2 in front of a huge crowd! National League starter Finn David got the win pitching two innings and striking out six. David also scored twice on the offensive side. Aaron Gerstenbacher & Teddy Amschlinger both had a single and 2 RBI's. Will Bennett reached base four times with a hit and three walks. Paxton Fritz also had a hit and a run batted in.

As the game ended, it was not really about the final score - it was more about showcasing these young men in an event they will never forget!!

To learn more about how you can help and donate to Spencer's medical care, please go to:

John David

Active parent enjoying the western suburbs!

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Volume 4, Issue 1, Posted 11:31 AM, 08.08.2023