Baseball team falls at hands of Chief Sealth High

After having its opener rained out the previous day, the Pirate baseball team kicked off the 2012 season on Tuesday, March 13, with a road game against Chief Sealth in West Seattle.

Despite weather conditions alternating between rain, snow and clear skies, the game went a full seven innings.

Vashon entered the bottom of the fourth with a narrow 5-4 lead; however, Chief Sealth put up seven runs in the inning and took control of the game from there. This non-league affair ended with the home team on top, 14-7.

Erik Powelson started on the mound for the Pirates, followed by Josh Myer and Joe Wald Jr.  Leading the Vashon hitting attack were Powelson (2 for 3) with a single and a double and Ezra Lacina (2 for 4) with two singles. Zack Drape, Kelly Sullivan, Ben Reoux, Wald  and Myer all chipped in with singles.

“Everyone had some good at bats,” coach Joe Wald Sr. said after the game. “Some base running blunders and four defensive errors cost us the game, in addition to a couple hanging curves.”

The final line score: Chief Sealth 14 runs, 11 hits, 2 errors, Vashon 7 runs, 9 hits, 4 errors.


— Rita Allman does web and team support for the Pirates. See



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