Homegrown Rockie hangs it up; celebrates career

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Kiel Roling, a Central High School graduate who has been a member of various farm clubs for the Colorado Rockies, has decided to retire from professional baseball at the age of 27. He will be honored tonight before the Grand Junction Rockies play the Ogden Raptors at Suplizio Field.


Kiel Roling has always known when it was time for the next step.
The summer before his senior year of high school, he knew it was time to play on a travel baseball team in Denver instead of summer ball with his teammates from Central High School being his top priority.

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