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Pirates win three more games

By Staff | Jun 29, 2009

The Blue Earth Pirates hung on for a one-run win against the New Richland Reds Wednesday night in New Richland.

With the victory, the Pirates improved their season record to 18-4.

The Reds took a 1-0 lead in the third inning on a single, force out and another base hit.

The game remained a 1-0 pitchers duel until the sixth inning, when the Pirates used a walk, double and two singles to score three times.

Aaron Wendt, Lee Hodges and Kane Malo knocked in the runs for the Pirates in the sixth.

New Richland added a run in the bottom of the ninth to make the final score, 3-2.

T.J. Schmidtke collected two hits in five at bats.

Hodges and John Franta each had a double in four plate appearances.

Daniel Woodall picked up the win, allowing one run on five hits in seven innings. He had one strikeout and gave up three walks.

Cody Sukalski pitched the final two innings for the save. He gave up a run on two hits, striking out one batter and walking one.

The Pirates were back in action Friday against St. Joseph at the Green Isle tournament.

Pirates 8, Lake Crystal 2

The three runs the Blue Earth Pirates scored in the first inning would be enough for a win over Lake Crystal on Wednes-day, June 17.

The Pirates scored five more runs in the sixth, and won the game 8-2.

Lake Crystal got both of their runs in the seventh inning, and the Pirates added their final score in the eighth.

T.J. Stallman and Cody Sukalski had back-to-back home runs in the big sixth inning barrage.

The game, played at Blue Earth, went on despite some unusual weather conditions, which included a tornado siren sounding.

Blue Earth 7, Waseca 5

The Pirates broke a 5-5 tie with two runs in the ninth inning to score a 7-5 victory over Waseca on Friday night, June 19.

Blue Earth jumped out to an early lead as Todd Rasmussen and Cody Sukalski both scored runs in the first inning.

Waseca came back with four runs in the third inning to take a 4-2 lead.

Both teams got a run in the fifth inning to make the score 5-3 in favor of the Waseca home team.

The Braves got their run on a home run.

The Pirates tied the game in the seventh inning with two runs. Justin Schaible and Daniel Woodall crossed the plate for the runs.

Lee Hodges and Kane Malo scored the runs in the ninth. Malo had a double in the inning, after two outs had been recorded.