RHEIN - It was a classic contest pitting the wily veteran against the up and coming thrower as the Rhein Rockets hosted the Rosebud Royals Saturday.
In this instance the veteran prevailed as Terry Peppler of the Rockets, who turns 61 this summer, out-duelling the Royals Koby Faubert who is 18. Rhein would win the Richardson Pioneer Men’s Fastball League game 4-1, the only blemish on Peppler’s day being a no-doubter solo home run to James Holowaty.
After the game Peppler met Faubert on the mound with some advice about how he might use his change-up to better effect.
The advice was valued, said Faubert, adding Peppler is an ambassador of sorts for fastball.
“He’s awesome. He’s good for the game,” said the young hurler, adding any advice from someone who has played the game as long as Peppler is worth listening to. “. . . It’s good to have someone teach us that sort of stuff.”
Next home game for the Rockets is Friday when they host the Neudorf Posse at 7 p.m. The game will be a rematch of the 2021 league finals.