Pirates baseball sees win, but tough losses

The Pirates demonstrated some excellent defensive plays but struggled to score.

  • Wednesday, April 3, 2019 1:58pm
  • Sports

Vashon Pirates Baseball experienced the highs and lows of the sport last week.

The first game — and only league game — ended in a disappointing 7-1 loss to Bellevue Christian. The Pirates were stymied by the pitching of BC’s Jeff Jewett, with a total of three hits by the following players: junior Alex Hitchcock, senior Mitchell Boles and junior Aidan McCann.

McCann scored the only run of the game for the Pirates following his single to center field. The Pirates demonstrated some excellent defensive plays including multiple athletic maneuvers by senior Ari Dulfer, shortstop, and fantastic fielding by right fielder Ryan Rice, but came up short.

Friday, March 29 brought the Pirates to a doubleheader at Chimacum.

Varsity kicked off their game with a lead of 6-0 in the first inning. The tables were turned after a nail-biter of a third inning in which the Pirates allowed in six runs. There were 12 hits during the game, with three each by sophomore Martin Ellison, junior Isaac Patchen and freshman Will Godwin. The Pirates prevailed, earning a 13-9 win.

Immediately afterward, the JV team took to the field. Junior Sam Profit, on the mound, allowed two hits and one run, striking out six and walking one. Riley Hereford came in as the reliever. Vashon exhibited offensive strength over Chimacum with hits by Boles, junior Jack Cunningham, junior Logan Prouse, Ellison and sophomore Finn Scriver, each of whom are credited with one or more RBIs. The Pirates achieved a victory of 9-2 over Chimacum.

The final game of the week was held on the island against opponent University Prep. McCann pitched five innings, with eight strikeouts, allowing one earned run on three hits. Reliever Hitchcock came in for the final two innings. Dulfer got on with a single but had no success scoring. The Pirates fell to the U-Prep team 6-0.

Pirates’ varsity currently has 5 wins and 4 losses and is 2-2 in league play.

No games are scheduled for the week of April 1 to 5, with play resuming the following week, during the Pirates’ spring break. The coaching staff is grateful for the family and fans who provide excellent support for the team, even when games are scheduled at a distance.

— Natalie McCann is the wife of the Pirates’ baseball coach.


Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@vashonbeachcomber.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.vashonbeachcomber.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in Sports

There’s still hope for spring sports, WIAA announces

Washington Interscholastic Activities Association making contingency plans for high school sports competitions after extension of stay home order.

Updated: Athletics to continue despite coronavirus threat

School district superintendent said for now games will continue as scheduled; players, coaches react

Pirates season ends at playoffs

The Pirates, winning most of their games this season, lost to Meridian High School

Ryan Krug Vashon cup soccer match held

The game raised over $2,500 this year.

Vashon wins regional championship

Nine athletes are headed to the upcoming state tournament, the largest of its kind of the year.

VHS basketball sees mixed results in games against Warriors

Standouts on boys and girls teams made for exciting matchups.

Pirates place second in regional wrestling tournament

Team narrowly lost to champions Klahowya Secondary School.

VHS varisty wrestling loses to Klahowya

“To see the support that our guys gave to each other at the end for a young team is super fun.”

VASHON HIGH SCHOOL PHOTO
                                The cheering section celebrates Andy Sears’ 300th career win.
‘Ready for the next one’

Andy Sears celebrates his 300th win with the Vashon High school boys basketball team.

Ergomania sees strong performances from island rowers

Burton Beach Rowing Club’s third year got off to a strong start at Ergomania recently.

Vashon boys basketball dominates; girls lose big

The boys’ relentless defense won the night; girls struggled against Tarriers’ offensive barrage.

Camaraderie and conditioning never stops at the Vashon Island Rowing Club

The Vashon Island Rowing Club does not allow weather to prevent them from keeping in top condition.