The Pirates’ last regular-season game on May 4, against Seattle Christian, was also Senior Day at Jim Martin field and the team’s bats came alive — great timing with tournament play just around the corner.
Seattle Christian’s Warriors struck first with a three-run home run in the first inning.
Then Vashon took complete control for the rest of the game. There were 17 hits for the Pirates: Chase Bradrick and Will Frith with one, Jack Harvey had two, Finn Magonegil and Finn Hawkins with three, and Maxwell Delgado-Williams led the day going four for five times at bat, with three RBIs.
Vashon’s defense and pitching were locked in and Seattle Christian would not score again.
There was a break in the action in the fourth inning to honor graduating Pirate seniors, Caleb Guadamuz and Sam Walker. All junior varsity and varsity players stood on the third baseline to greet Caleb and Sam as they fist-bumped down the line of teammates and were then celebrated with some words from their coaches in front of the home crowd.
Both Guadamuz and Walker were big contributors to the game as well. Gaudamuz had a hit, an RBI and some great picks at first base. Walker started on the mound and pitched a complete game with nine strikeouts. He also went two for five at the plate. The Pirates won 13-3.
Vashon finished regular-season league play with 11 wins and seven losses — tying with Cascade Christian for third place and earning the third seed in the Nisqually League tournament by winning the series with Cascade Christian 2-1. Now on to the tournament!
The Nisqually League tournament takes place from May 9 to 14. Find out more at tinyurl.com/5n7ks75a.