DAVID BEETS pitched back-to-back games to lead the A1 Rockies of So. California to the A-Major Division championship in the 2017 Las Vegas Road Trip X tournament at Sunset Park, April 9.
LAS VEGAS – In men’s fastpitch lingo, pitchers who shoulder the load are referred to as the workhorse, the guy that takes the ball inning after inning, game after game.
He doesn’t look to the bullpen for relief. He doesn’t complain that he’s tired, or that his arm aches a little.
He just goes out and does his job.
David Beets, a big, hard-throwing right-hander from Oklahoma fits that description most assuredly.
And he proved it Sunday afternoon in the 2017 Las Vegas Road Trip X tournament championship pitching for the A1 Rockies of So. California.
Dropped into the losers bracket by All Star Auto of Grass Valley, 6-0, in the winners bracket final, the Rockies fought back through the losers bracket to defeat All Star Auto twice to take the A-Major Division title.
And Beets hurled both games: an eight-inning 7-4 victory in game one, followed by a seven-inning 2-1 gem in the deciding contest.
Rockies manager and catcher Tony Acedo had a good view of Beets’ performance from behind home plate.
“Dave Beets was pretty much the man of the day,” said Acedo. “He was lights out for sure.”