FORT?WAYNE?— The Rockets won their final game in pool play.

It wasn’t enough for them to move on.

The Portland Rockets’ season came to an end Friday in pool play in the National Amateur Baseball Federal regional tournament, though they closed with a 2-1 victory over the Fort Wayne Jackers at Indiana Tech.

The Prison City (Michigan) Padres and Jackers advance from the pool to today’s tournament action, with a berth in the NABF?World Series going to the regional champion. (The Jackers had already clinched a spot before playing the Rockets.)

Portland (18-18) fell behind Friday night when the Jackers scored in the bottom of the sixth inning. But after Noah Collins hit a leadoff single in the top of the seventh, the Rocket rally was on. A dropped third strike allowed Collins to take second, he moved to third on a fly ball from Dakota Durick and he scored on an error. Then Zach Orn and Zach Tanner connected on back-to-back two-out doubles for a 2-1 lead.

Fort Wayne got a couple of runners on base in the bottom of the seventh, but Trever Sheets was able to strike out the side to preserve the season-ending win. (Bryce Deckman went the first 5 2/3 innings for the Rockets, limiting the Jackers to one run on four hits and three walks with five strikeouts.)

Portland lost 5-4 to the Prison City Padres earlier in the day, scoring once in the top of the seventh inning but failing to push home the tying run. In the regional opener Thursday, it suffered a 14-3 loss to the Livonia (Michigan) Firebirds in six innings.