The Rebels saw Park and Ben Slyngstad reach base in the bottom of the sixth with no outs. They were replaced, respectively, by pinch runners Chris Lee and Conor Dubin. Will Peterman then singled to left with one out to load the bases before Rodli got jammed on a 1-2 pitch from Steven Kohr before rolling a single into short right field to score Lee and Dubin.
“I thought he would throw me a curve and I would have to fight it off,” Rodli said. “He jammed me on the hands and I thought it might be a ground out.
“It’s a great way to start off, though it can’t get much uglier than that. We didn’t hang our heads to begin with, and then we started gaining momentum.”