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B.E. Pirates win two games

By Staff | Jun 26, 2010

Cody Sukalski makes contact for a hit

The Blue Earth Pirates rallied from a 2-1 deficit with three one run innings to defeat Morristown 4-2 in action at the fairgrounds in Blue Earth on Wednesday evening.

Aaron Wendt went the distance for the Pirates allowing four hits and recording 10 strikeouts.

Wendt was able to fight off some control problems to make it through the first five innings without surrendering any runs.

Morristown touched the southpaw pitcher for their runs in the top of the sixth with two consecutive hits, the second one being a home run over the left field fence that put the visitors up 2-1.

“I left a change up a little high,” Wendt says about the Morristown home run. “I was rushing my delivery a little early in the game.”

The Pirates jumped on the board first.

Cody Sukalski hit a one out single in the bottom of the first inning to get things going. Lee Hodges followed with a double over the center fielder’s head to put runners on second and third. Wendt grounded out to deep short allowing Sukalski to score the game’s first run.

Trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the sixth, Wendt led off the inning with a sharp single.

A sacrifice by Justin Schaible advanced Wendt to second base.

Following another out, Garrett Anderson came up and hit a clutch two-out single to center to score Wendt and tie the game.

Trent Sonnicksen led off the bottom of the seventh inning with an infield single. He was credited with a stolen base when the umpire ruled that Morris-town missed the tag on a close play.

Sukalski followed with a single to score Sonnicksen with the go ahead run that gave the Pirates a 3-2 lead.

The Pirates added an insurance run in their half of the eighth inning when Kane Malo hit a solo shot over the left field fence for a 4-2 lead.

Pirates 9 MN Lake 4

The Pirates traveled to Minnesota Lake June 20th and came away with a 9-4 victory.

Lee Hodges went 3-4 with a double and drove in five runs to lead the Pirates attack.

Hodges pitched the first six innings giving up two runs while striking out four Royals’ batters.

Ryan Vereide pitched the last three innings allowing two runs and recording two strikeouts.