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Pirates win, lose; record now at 17-1

By Staff | Jul 6, 2008

T. J. Schmidtke of the Blue Earth Pirates fires the ball to first base from his shortstop position in a recent game. The Pirates have been on a winning roll this season, with great pitching, fielding and hitting.

The Blue Earth Pirates pounded out 14 runs on their way to a big 12-3 win over the Cleveland Spiders on June 29.

Four Pirate pitchers saw action in the game. Aaron Wendt started and got the win. He gave up four hits and struck out five.

Kane Malo came in and gave up one run on three hits. Cody Sukalski pitched two innings and gave up two runs on three hits.

Dan Woodall finished the nine inning game and gave up no hits or runs while striking out three batters.

The Pirates had eight separate players get at least one hit. Wendt and Dominic Schultz both had three hits, and Woodall and Trent Sonnicksen each had two hits.

The Pirates got four runs in the first inning and never looked back. They added two more in the second, one in the third, four in the fifth and one more in the seventh.

The Spiders had 10 hits, but got just one run in the fifth inning and two more in the seventh.

Pirates suffer first

loss of the season

The Blue Earth Pirates suffered their first loss of the season on June 21 when they played in a tournament in Arlington/Green Isle.

While they won 9-1 over Fergus Falls in a game at Green Isle, they lost 6-1 to Loretto in a game played at Arlington.

Cody Hyland pitched three innings and took the loss, giving up all six runs. He allowed five hits and struck out six.

The Pirates managed just four hits. Their only run came in the seventh inning.

In the victory over Fergus Falls, Aaron Wendt went all seven innings and allowed just two hits. He struck out 12 of the batters he faced in the game.

T. J. Stallman started the third inning off with a home run to put the Blue Earth nine ahead 1-0. They got three runs in the third, then four in the fifth and two in the sixth.

Defeat Waterville 11-0

The Pirates downed Waterville 11-0 Wednesday to make their record 17-0. Details on this game in next week’s Register.