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FARMINGTON — The Frozen Ropes opened the 2014 Connie Mack World Series with the exact start they were looking for.

The team out of McKinney, Texas, scored six runs in the fourth on its way to an 11-3 six-inning, run-rule victory over the Carolina Vaqueros on Friday at Ricketts Park in Farmington.

Ropes cleanup hitter Colin Simpson led the way with a big game at the plate, going 3-for-4 with four RBIs.

"It was really fun, a great experience," Simpson said of the win. "It's the most fans I've ever played in front of. The field's amazing. It's a great opportunity, and I loved it a lot."

Frozen Ropes manager Danny Florence was happy with his guys' effort to open the series.

Frozen Ropes’ Jake Hulsey pitches in the first half of the game against Puerto Rico’s Carolina Vaqueros on Friday during the Connie Mack World
Frozen Ropes' Jake Hulsey pitches in the first half of the game against Puerto Rico's Carolina Vaqueros on Friday during the Connie Mack World Series at Ricketts Park in Farmington. (Alexa Rogals/The Daily Times)

"Getting them first game jitters out the way was huge," Florence said. "Everybody out there was new for us."

The Ropes got on the board first thanks to an RBI single by Simpson in the bottom of the first inning after an RBI single from Simpson to score leadoff hitter Bryar Barnes.

The Vaqueros knotted the score 1-1 with an RBI triple from catcher Angel Lopez in the top of the third inning.

The Texas team answered back with a run in the bottom half of the inning after another RBI single by Simpson scored Creighton Eldridge.

The Puerto Rico Regional champ tied the game again at 2-2 in the fourth, before the Ropes exploded for six runs in the bottom of the inning.

Simpson, Barnes, and Montana Sadler record RBIs in the Ropes outburst.

Frozen Ropes sealed the game with three runs in the bottom of the sixth, capped by a walkoff RBI single by Barnes to seal the victory.

"It would have been good to get it done earlier, but we hung in," Florence said.

Jake Hulsey got the win on the mound for Frozen Ropes after allowing two runs in five and a third innings.

Joshua Colon took the loss for the Vaqueros, allowing five runs in three innings of work.

Frozen Ropes will be off until Monday when they play Midland.

Florence said his team will remain focused while trying to enjoy the next couple of days at the tournament.

Carolina will have a bye in the loser's bracket and won't play until Tuesday.

Joshua Perry is the sports editor of The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4577 and jperry@daily-times.com. Follow him @jperrysuu on Twitter.