After a week off, Vashon High School baseball came up short in non-league games against Overlake/Bear Creek, 0-4 and again at home vs Peninsula High School 8-11.
Against Overlake/Bear Creek, played at Marymoor Park, the Pirates managed only one hit as Overlake pitcher Matt Hwang would have had a near perfect game — if not for the one hit by junior Ryan Rice and a couple of errors by Overlake. Vashon Pitchers only gave up four runs all earned but couldn’t get their bats going to battle back.
Later in the week, playing at Home, Vashon lost to Peninsula in a high scoring affair.
Senior Ary Dulfer tied the game in the bottom of the first inning with a solo home run. The Pirates had a rough third inning, giving up five runs. The score held 6-1 until the sixth inning when Peninsula scored two more.
Vashon answered back in the bottom of the sixth to score as Dulfer hit a single. Junior Aidan McCann reached on an error and junior Jack Cunningham hit a double to score Dulfer. Senior Mitchell Boles then singled, scoring McCann and Cunningham, cutting the lead but still chasing four runs, 4-8.
Unfortunately, at the top of seven, Peninsula scored three more, making the steep climb even steeper.
The Pirates battled in the home half of the final inning. Rice singled, and Dulfer and junior Isaac Patchen walked, loading the bases. McCann doubled, scoring Dulfer and Patchen. Cunningham then finished his three-hit day with a single, scoring McCann. But that was all the Pirates could muster, going down 8-11 while showing some fight. Dulfer also had three walks. Catcher Jack Cunningham led the team in batting with three hits.
The Pirates record is 5-6 (2-2 league). They picked it up again on Monday against league-leading Seattle Christian.
— By Marc McCann, the Pirates’ baseball coach.