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Pirates on fire as they stretch winning streak to 6
By ROBIN HRUSKA MYER
Fans were treated to a high-scoring affair last Monday as the Pirate baseball team outscored Chimacum 13-8.
Ryan Bernheisel racked up two RBIs on three hits, one double and two singles. Josh Hruska Myer had a double, Teddy Atwell, Ezra Lacina and Sam Schoenberg had two singles each, and Harper Whitney, Jeremy Pilgrim-Stoppel and Simon Perrin had one single each.
Logan Hawkins and Chester Pruett were on the mound, and the Pirates scored 13 runs on 13 hits and had five errors. The Cowboys ended the game with eight runs on five hits with six errors.
The Pirate offense carried forward into Wednesday, shutting the door early in the non-league game with Bush High School, capturing an 11-1 victory. The Pirate offense was led by Lacina’s two-RBI home run; Schoenberg had two doubles; Hruska Myer with one RBI and Clyde Pruett with three RBIs had a double and a single each; Pilgrim-Stoppel had a double; Ashton Dulfer had one RBI with two singles, and Bernheisel with one RBI and Bryce Beaty with two RBIs had a single each.
The Pirates played a league game on Friday against the Life Christian/Charles Wright team. Once again the Pirate bats were hot, sparking them to a 9-5 victory. Hruska Myer got the win for the Pirates after pitching a complete game and giving up two earned runs. Lacina led the offense with three hits, two singles and a double. Whitney had two singles, and Clyde Pruett, Atwell, Hruska Myer, Bernheisel, Schoenberg, Perrin and Pilgrim-Stoppel had a single each. The Pirates scored 9 runs on 12 hits and had five errors. Life Christian scored five runs on nine hits and had five errors.
Saturday morning the Pirates were back on the field for a double header against two different teams. The Pirates beat Cascade 12-0 in five innings after a seven-run explosion in the fourth inning. Pitching the shutout game was Logan Hawkins, giving up two hits, while striking out six and giving up three walks.
Batting for the Pirates was led by Pilgrim-Stoppel’s two doubles with one RBI. Clyde Pruett had one double with one RBI. Atwell and Lacina had two RBIs and two singles each and Hruska Myer had two singles. Schoenberg and Perrin had one RBI and one single each. The game ended with Cascade at 0 runs on 2 hits and 4 errors. The Pirates scored 12 runs on 12 hits with 0 errors.
Continuing with the winning streak, the Pirates beat Port Townsend 3-2. The offensive attack was led by Lacina with two singles and two RBI. Pilgrim-Stoppel had one RBI and a single, and Chester Pruett had 1 single. Pitching for the Pirates were Pilgrim-Stoppel, Schoenberg and Chester Pruett. Vashon ended the day with 3 runs on 4 hits and 2 errors. Port Townsend had 2 runs on 3 hits with 2 errors.
Coach Steve Hall said he is proud of how the team overcame its early season struggles and is playing good ball now.
“We’re in the thick of it with four teams for the three remaining playoff spots,” he said. “This last week of the regular season is going to be fun. Having the opportunity to win big games down the stretch and getting into the postseason is what it’s all about.”
— Robin Hruska Myer is the mother of a Pirate baseball player.