Pirate baseball finds its way to a win
By RITA ALLMAN
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Contributor
April 24, 2012 · Updated 3:49 PM
The Vashon High School baseball team won its first game this season last week against Seattle Christian, but also took losses to Cascade Christian and Charles Wright.
Vashon hosted Cascade Christian on Tuesday, April 17, and the visitors came away with a six-inning victory, 15-3.
Josh Myer started on the hill for the Pirates and pitched three innings, allowing eight hits and five earned runs. Ben Reoux relieved Myer in the fourth and surrendered four hits, five earned runs and four base on balls. Michael Bernheisel came on in the sixth and got the final two outs.
The Vashon hitting attack was held to four singles. Defensively, the Pirates committed five errors, leading to five unearned runs.
The line score: Cascade Christian 15 runs, 12 hits, 0 errors, Vashon 3 runs, 4 hits, 5 errors.
On Friday the Pirates defeated the Seattle Christian Warriors, 9-7, earning their first victory of the season.
Kelly Sullivan took the mound for Vashon and held the opposition to four earned runs and a single hit over six innings. Erik Powelson and Michael Bernheisel closed out the game.
On the hitting side, the Pirates lashed out 12 hits. The Warriors held a 4-1 lead going into the fifth inning, when Vashon struck for four runs. They would add another four in the sixth to take charge of the game.
The attack was led by Powelson, Zack Drape, Joe Wald and Reoux. Ezra Lacina, Ryan Bernheisel and Myer all added singles, and Sullivan chipped in with a double. Defensively, Vashon had only one error.
Coach Steve Hall said he liked what he saw on the field that day.
“It was the first game we put it all together and it gives us something to build on.” Hall said.
The line score: Vashon 9 runs, 12 hits, 1 error, Seattle Christian 7 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors.
Due to multiple rainouts earlier in the season, Vashon played a rare Saturday league game against the Charles Wright Tarriers at home. The Pirates lost 15-0, and Tarrier pitcher Sam Gaume threw a five-inning perfect game against the home team.
Starting on the mound for the Pirates was Wald, who was relieved by Michael Bernheisel in the fourth, and Reoux pitched the final inning. The combined trio allowed 10 hits, eight walks and seven earned runs. The remaining runs were the result of seven Pirate errors. Vashon falls to 1-5 in the Nisqually League and 1-7 overall.
The line score: Charles Wright 15 runs, 10 hits, 0 errors, Vashon 0 runs, 0 hits, 7 errors.
Hall said he had to tip his hat to Charles Wright’s Guame, who he said pitched a beautiful game.
“We hit a lot of first pitches and didn’t really make him work too much,” he said, “Joe Wald pitched a great game, but unfortunately the defense didn’t show up to play with six errors.”
— Rita Allman does web and team support for the Pirates. See vhsbaseball.blogspot.com.